Teens Online: Keeping Your Child Save From Cyberbullying

Teens Online Keeping Your Child Save From Cyberbullying

In today's mobile world, cyberbullying is no joke. Of the 14.5 million teenagers that are on Facebook, 25% have been bullied on the internet and 62% have witness cyberbullying. But what is even more shocking is that 90% will not tell their parents or an adult when cyberbullying occurs. If that's the case, how are you supposed to know what to do to help them? The age of sitting back and trusting … [Read more...]

Is My Daughter Old Enough To Wear Makeup

Is my daughter old enoguht to wear makeup

Everything happens way to fast! I wish I could go back a few years and hit the pause button or a while longer, because I am not handling my kids growing up very well.  A few weeks ago I realized my oldest daughter would be going off to college in two years!  DANG, it seems like only yesterday I was wondering if my daughter was old enough to wear makeup.   I remember the … [Read more...]

23 Things To Do With Your Teen Daughter

23 Things To Do With Your Teen Daughter

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Spending time with you daughter is important, searching for things to do with your teen daughter can be a little more difficult.  Catie and I do a lot together, and I feel truly blessed we are able to maintain a healthy relationship through her teen years.  Our relationship is … [Read more...]

Calcium Deficiency: How Much Calcium Does a Teen Girl Need?

How Much Calcium Does My Teen Daughter Need Is She Getting Enough

My oldest daughter is a teenager, and I know the last things on her mind is calcium deficiency. I often find myself thinking back to when I was a teen, and how I felt about things, and how the mind of a teen works, lol. I want to try to understand what she is thinking, feeling, or doing in the teenage brain of hers, rather than jumping to conclusions, starting a fight, and setting the stage for a … [Read more...]

Maximize Your Tax Return: Walmart Family Mobile Cheap Wireless Plans #FamilyMobile #CollectiveBias #shop

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#MaxYourTax #FamilyMobile #CollectiveBias #shop My kids are my world, and being able to pick up the phone and call them whenever I need to is important to me.  My husband and I have been talking about getting our oldest daughter her own smartphone.  She had one about a year ago, but got into trouble and we took it away.  She has worked hard, and we think she is ready for … [Read more...]

Ten Tips To Help You Find Affordable Prom Dresses For Your Daughter

Ten Tips To Help You Find Affordable Prom Dresses For Your Daughter

My daughter is already talking about choosing a prom dress.  I am honestly not sure that I am ready to have a teenager who is old enough to attend prom, not just one prom but two.  Yes, my daughter doesn’t attend public schools, but her boyfriend does.  Which means, TWO PROMS and this mom is on the hunt for affordable prom dresses, or should I say mom paying ofr two prom … [Read more...]

Camp KIVU: The First Class Colorado Overnight Camp for Teens to Unplug

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I am super excited when I was asked to write a sponsored post about a camp for teens located in San Juan Mountains called KIVU!  Needless to say, I jumped at the chance.  Why?  This is my neck of the woods, it seems like everything is always happening in Florida or somewhere with beaches!  In my opinion the beaches rock, but man there is nothing like the beauty the mountains … [Read more...]

The Easy Way To Teach Teens Scent Responsibly #SmellcomeToManhood


I am really excited to get this post going, becasue I had the opportunity to spend some time chatting with Patricia Heaton!  Yes, you know exactly who I'm talking about the wonderful women who star from The Middle, and my husbands favorite show Everybody Loves Raymond.  If you didn't already know she has joined Old Spice for their "Scent Responsibly" Campaign along with The Mom Choir to help teach … [Read more...]

Give A Gift That Keeps On Giving From Smart Lab Toys!! #GiftGuide

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I absolutely love Smart Lab Toys!! As you all know I’m a stickler when it comes to educational toys. There are a lot of great toys out on the market today, before I purchase any toy, I have to stop and ask myself how are they going to benefit my child in the long run? Is this toy going to teach them structure, build their self-confidence, improve or enhance their learning skills in any way? These … [Read more...]

Tenkai Knights From Ionix Makes A Great Children’s Holiday Gift!! #GiftGuide

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My grandson loves any toy that allows him to create action figures, buildings or cities and so on. There are so many brick/snap together toys it can be hard to make a choice. Well, I stopped choosing the toys for my grandson and now I stand back to observe what he is into now days. For instance he absolutely loves Tenkai Knights!! I was floored when I opened the package and saw the Tenkai Knights … [Read more...]

6 Things To Consider Before Purchasing Kids A Cell Phone

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This post brought to you by Boost Mobile’s Shrinking Payments. All opinions are 100% mine. Should I get my kid a smartphone?  How do I know when my kid is ready for a cell phone?  How do I choose a cell phone for my kid?  Those are often question parents ask themselves before running out purchasing a phone for their kids.  Smartphones are supposed to make our lives easier, and things more … [Read more...]

4 Tips To Save Money On Teens Clothing | Tips To Rock A Sweater Dress

4 Tips To Save Money On Teens Clothing Tips To Rock A Sweater Dress

Being a young girl can be difficult these days, and as parents we want our kids to look and feel their best.  It may seem like you will spend a fortune trying to buy clothes for your kids, and the older they get the more they care about fashion.  You are now faced with an entirely different dilemma.  Your teen now cares about fashion, probably more than you do.  What’s fashionable to you, probably … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Spend Time with Your Teen Daughter & Build Self-Esteem

Ways to spend time with your teen daughter & build self-esteem

Spending quality time with your teen daughter is the best way to help build self-esteem.  Self-esteem is important, having good self-esteem means you think highly of yourself.   Having high self-esteem doesn’t mean you are bragging about yourself, it’s acting knowing who you are and knowing you are worthy of the very best in life.  It’s about loving and accepting who you are, just the way you are, … [Read more...]

Six Tips for Teaching Teens Quality Money Management Skills

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The teenage years are potent years for everyone and essential for the formation of healthy patterning of adult behaviors. Since we all live in a world in which money management skills make life better, how do you teach a rapidly growing teenager how to handle their financial life? Here are six tips for guiding your teen through the ins and outs of money management. Learn About Banking Introduce … [Read more...]

Looking For Fun Free Apps For Kids Without Advertisements?

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My kids love playing fun free apps for kids on my Smartphones, and Tablets when I let them.  I admit, I am somewhat of a tablet, phone, and laptop freak.  My husband thinks I collect them, and then I’m stingy, lol.  I use them all at one time or another, and I have 2 that I let my kids play on.  They think I am just stingy because I don’t let them play their fun free apps whenever they want, or … [Read more...]

Helping Your Teen See the Beneifts to Their New Glasses

Helping Your Teen See the Beneifts to Their New Glasses

When the ophthalmologist says that a teenager has to wear glasses, parents brace for a future of broken frames, lost glasses, and arguments. Most teens who have to wear glasses full time balk at the idea at first, waiting impatiently until the day they can consider contact lenses. However, there are a few things parents can do to make the transition easier for themselves and their kids. Let the … [Read more...]

Talking To Teens About Their Period Is Not Easy, Choosing U By Kotex Is

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Since my daughter has been getting older we have had to talk more about things that are out of my comfort zone.  Maybe not out of my comfort zone, but things that I don’t want to talk about because I realize my little girl is getting older.  Being a parent is hard, but being a kid is hard too, especially when your body begins to change.  Communication with your daughter is important, help them … [Read more...]

Underage Drinking: What Parents Can Do

While the rates of other risky behaviors in adolescents have declined by some amount, underage drinking remains a problem for the nation’s teens. Part of the problem is that many parents and teens see underage drinking as a rite of passage in our society – something that is bad, but not nearly as bad as other behaviors. However, whereas it was thought that marijuana was a “gateway” drug that leads … [Read more...]

13 Things To Take To College for Your Kids Dorm Room

13 Things To Take To College That Will Make Your Dorm Room Comfortable!

I dread the day I need to worry about purchasing my kids things to take to college.  It's scary, our babies leaving home for college life.  Of course we all want our kids to go to college, but it is scary.  Not only are parents worried about their kids being away from home, they also have to worry about purchasing their children all the things they need to take to college.  It … [Read more...]

Teen Driving | Three Tips To Keep Teen Safe Behind The Wheel

Teen Driving

My goal as a parent is to keep my kids little forever, lol.  Okay, not really!  However i do wish I could keep them little, becaseu then I would know I can always protect them.  Sadly they must grow up!  My goal as a parent is to guide my children in the right direction, be there for them, love them, and support them.  My oldest daughter is about to start driving.  Talk about scary!  I not only … [Read more...]