Photoshop Sucks

I just watched this video and it made me want to scream!Photoshop sucks... the pounds, wrinkles, sun spots, blemishes and natural curves, right off of your body. At what cost?The women who view magazine photos are daily being made to feel "less than" because they do not measure up to the women in the photographs. Hey, the women in the photographs don't measure up to the women in the photographs. Because the photos are NOT REAL.More importantly we … [Read more...]

Prom = Fainting Dad

“Breathe in. Breathe out. And for goodness sakes, don’t freak out!” That’s what you say to your husband seconds before his teenage daughter walks into the room in her long sought after prom dress. Then you stand behind him and prepare to catch (or be flattened) if he faints when he sees his “little girl” looking like a young woman.It really messes with your head when you see your cowgirl, blue jean and flannel shirt daughter who can usually be … [Read more...]

Moms N’ Paintball!

I just spent the last weekend acting like a teenager! I went to a women's retreat that was held at a youth camp and they offered some primo activities. I was 20 stories high on a zip line, I strategized my way through three rounds of some serious paintball battles and I danced the night away at an 80's Dance Party! (Oh yeah, headband, leg warmers and the bump - quite the site!)  I can honestly say...I felt like a … [Read more...]

Teenagers = Danger To Adults

Teenagers. You have to love them, or you would go mad trying to deal with the mood swings. I mean really, one minute you are enjoying a perfectly yummy salad dinner and having a normal conversation, the next minute you are dealing with someone who thinks you are a lunatic.So, at dinner last night when my daughter was clearly exasperated with our ineptness as adults, parents, and humans because we were not seeing things her way, my brilliant … [Read more...]

Teen Trash Talk

Comments from my teens in the last 24 hours that made me laugh:Procrastinators unite - tomorrow!I'm the good kid...right mom?If I eat macaroni and cheese now can I still have dinner, in an hour, when we eat?Here mom...thought you might want this week old peanut butter and jelly sandwhich.I am worn out.  I only got three hours of sleep Friday night and four hours of sleep Saturday night, so I don't have to go to school tomorrow...right?I need … [Read more...]

Snow Day Fun! (“Fat”)

Ever have one of those "fat" days where you were just daggum happy? I just did! (The "fat" is compliments of my teen daughter...she added that when I walked away from the computer...and no, I was not just insulted - that means "great" in her world!)We have some fat friends who were traveling out of town, so their four children came over yesterday and are spending a few fat days with us. (More "fat"...compliments of my daughter!) Last night and … [Read more...]

Epic Fail!

Teenagers: so quick to voice their opinions. The other day my sweet daughter, upon observing a little mistake I made while preparing dinner, made one of her humorous quips, "Epic fail," followed by a shake of the head and a slight smirk. "Excuse me?" I replied. She repeated, "Epic fail." "That sounds like a good title," I said. "I should do an "Epic fail" post ... what should I write it about?" To which she retorted, "Would you … [Read more...]

Teens Caught School Sued??

You have got to be kidding me???I just read about a couple of teen girls who did some pretty disgusting things at a sleepover party and then posted photos of it on MySpace. As a result the photos got handed around at school, their coaches saw them and they ended up being disciplined by the coaches based on the schools conduct policy and disciplinary guidelines.The result? These two 14 year old girls sued the school.Parents of teens, if you have … [Read more...]

Teen Dirty Dancing

Last month on FamilyLife MomBlog, where I am the Editor and a contributor, I wrote a post about "dirty dancing" amongst teens and how it was an alarming facet of teen culture that parents need to address with their teens.Well, you could have "blown me over with a feather" when I read the recent report from the Los Angeles Times that even public schools realize the inappropriateness of sexually explicit dancing at school events and they are taking … [Read more...]