Category Archives: Pre-teens

10 Halloween Movies Your Family Will Absolutely Love

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 Fest Is your little monkey – eh I mean toddler curious about everything? I know […]

A Letter to My Daughter as You Leave Elementary School

As the applause fades and you walk through the doors of elementary school for the last time, please forgive me as I cry. I know that you are excited for summer and for middle school to start. But me, I am sad. This is your final day as a child. Once you walk across the […]

Quarantine Life at Home with Kids Let Me Look at My Kids Again

Who would have ever predicted that we would be cooped up in our homes for as long as we have been? This Coronavirus has really thrown so many lives against the wall, financially and emotionally. Some have even lost loved ones. It will be something that we will never forget and in some ways, I […]

My Baby Has a Boyfriend: Your Child’s First Crush

Kindergartener: “Mama, I have a boyfriend.” Me: “Who is it?” Kindergartener: “Bryce.” Me: “How do you know he is your boyfriend?” Kindergartener: “He kissed me on the cheek.” Me: (Raised eyebrows)“No more kisses at school. Got it?” Valentine’s Day card exchanges at school spark conversations about lovey-dovey stuff. While I remember my childhood crush on […]

Anyone Scared to Raise a Young Girl These Days?

Mom raising daughterI sure am. Between the mid-90’s mean girl persona and today’s VSCO girl, I am scared to raise a young girl. While only 5, it already feels like she’s 5 going on 15. Part of me wants to believe it’s somehow “different today”. But I know darn well that mean girls, self-esteem issues and […]

You Can’t Sit With Us – Raising a Daughter in a World of Mean Girls

Little girls… made up of sugar and spice and everything nice. Thank heaven for ’em, am I right? If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume you’re a mom. In which case, there is about a 50/50 chance you are the proud mommy of a beautiful little girl. She is the light of your life, […]