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How do you teach your teens about money management? I grew up in a paycheck to paycheck household, with frequent games of checkbook roulette and more than a few bags of groceries paid for with change. And that’s no surprise....
I had to do something no parent should have to do: Call the police about a rumored school shooting. On the drive home from school, my son nonchalantly mentioned he heard about a plan to "shoot up the school" on...
Episode 3 - Getting Kids Talking & Holding Their Own Have you ever asked your kids, "How was your day?" only to get the same one-word answers time after time? Sometime, what it takes to move past "good," "fine" or...
Middle schoolers often get a bad rap. They are seen as one of the toughest groups to work with and rightfully so. This group has to navigate a world where they are not kids anymore but definitely not yet...
*Full Disclaimer* I am not an expert on adolescent psychology or sexting. I'm just a mom with a few ideas trying to figure this all out. I'm sharing in hopes it may help a parent who also did not...
Middle school was hard for me. It was quite possibly the most miserable two years of my life. Kids were mean, I was awkward, and the transition from my small elementary school to a medium sized, two-story school with lockers...
As moms, we want to solve all our kids' problems. But maybe their problems are not our problems to solve? We pull up to the store to grab the milk I’d forgotten to buy at the grocery store that morning...
"Do your kids have cell phones?" This is a question that comes up in a lot of parenting groups I’m a member of. There is a mixed response of He*l no and, yeah, they’ve had them for years. I’m the...
Just the other day, an article popped up on my facebook feed that said "We Need A Middle School Moms Support Group, ASAFP Please."   YES! We absolutely could use some middle school parenting group therapy. That would be great, sitting...
You may have read some of my posts about my uber confident pre-teen daughter and how I was sure I’d screw up momming her by missing important cues because I took for granted how confident she has been. And...

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