You know what’s hard about parenting teens? Everything. From bad attitudes to self-absorbed behavior, teens push parents to the limit on a regular basis. Throw in struggles with motivation, grades, part-time jobs, chores, and time management, and family conflict just bubbles to the surface like hot lava. Did I mention bad attitudes? Someone needs to create a few smartphone apps… Read more »
I really need to start writing down the cherished love bombs my kids toss at me like word grenades, making me swell with self-doubt and run to the self-help section of Barnes and Nobles. My family–the wind beneath (or rock upon?) my wings.
I want to share two super fun articles that I just wrote for Parent.co about the 30th anniversary of two iconic ’80s films: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Pretty in Pink. Here’s a teaser, but please hop over to Parent.com to read the rest. And of course, if you like them, share them!
I buckled down one Sunday afternoon to tackle the weekly meal plan. But the reality of it took a turn for the worse mid-week, as my carefully crafted meal plan morphed into a meal ban, one dreadful dinner at a time.
Ever get to that point with a family tradition where you question whether it’s past its prime? I mean, it might have been fun and memorable for years, but now, for whatever reason, it’s just . . . not? I’m there this Christmas. No, it’s not Elf on the Shelf. That exploded onto the scene long after my boys would… Read more »