Teen Wisdom

Yesterday I was having one of those deep and meaningful conversations with my teen daughter ... OK we were having words because we were not seeing eye to eye on something ... OK we were having an argument. Going through teenlife is a whole new mind bending experience when you are sitting on the other side of it as a mom. I have heard it said that the older a child gets the harder it is to parent. Now that I have made it through the baby years, … [Read more...]

Arlington Imprints on a 17 Year Old

I hope you will take some time this Memorial Day weekend to discuss with your children what Memorial Day is really all about. My daughter just returned from her Junior Trip to Washington DC and New York city. When we asked her what made the biggest impression on her ... she replied, "Arlington." It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words...here are some of her photographs. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]