Cameron is 12—nearly 13. That's right a tween. And so this year, I began my impossible journey of gift-giving for tweens. He is, without a doubt, the hardest person I have to buy a Christmas present for. I know what you’re...
It seems every morning when you turn on the news you see the same story—children are arrested for making false school threats. This morning, some kid posted a vague school threat on Instagram along with pictures of guns. After an...
Imagine a place where your daughter can meet other teens and learn life skills in a warm and friendly environment. This is not an imaginary place, but a local program for girls in the Tampa Bay Area offered for...
Halloween can be fun for the whole family and a good excuse to get your teens to hang out with you. Here are some spooky events sure to keep your teens on their toes and provide some Halloween fun...
It's not fair! ALL my friends get money for their good grades! It seems that this is a common thing and the amounts of loot vary greatly. In the new world of insecurities, competition and uncharted land AKA middle...
I have always hated flying. Always had an unreasonable fear of getting on an airplane. But it has gotten exponentially worse since I’ve become a mom. Now, I'm insanely afraid of flying. I write this, on a plane, with my...
How in the world do parents get their children to look so darn adorable every morning for school? Seriously? Are they, like, SuperMoms or something? You know the ones… The little girls in matching dresses and tights and cute little...
Happy October! When you need a break from planning your kids' Halloween costumes, trick or treat locations, or your own Halloween party - grab some popcorn and settle in with some great Halloween movies. #10 Curious George: A Halloween Boo...
My Beliefs At what age can you honestly say that your child can handle bullying on their own? When should I step in with friends and bullying? The answer isn't always clear. In fact, it's muddy. As a parent, I have...
If you’re reading this article for tips on how to have “the talk” with your kids, let me save you the trouble. This isn’t that article. I am not a parenting expert. I have never claimed to be, and...

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You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup 

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