Exploding Turkeys and Obnoxious Relatives – NOW it’s the Holidays!

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving?! The relatives are coming! The relatives are coming! But before you take that knife out of the turkey and plunge it into the back of your sister-in-law, watch this video as Dr. Wes discusses what goes wrong at family holiday gatherings. Or at least he tries to scratch the surface. The exploding turkey comment will make sense later in the segment!   … [Continue reading...]

The Reason for the Season – What are You Grateful For?

Bulletin board with paper tree cut out and leaves with words stuck on it

When I hauled the three boxes of Halloween decorations and costumes back up the attic, I realized that the candy bowl I’d been looking for the week before – the one with the grabby hand and sound effects – was in one of two other boxes of Halloween stuff that I had completely overlooked. “Oh, well,” I thought. “All this will still be here next year.” Halloween wasn’t the same big-deal holiday … [Continue reading...]

I am a Metal Mom – Not a Soccer Mom

I'm a heavy metal mom not a soccer mom

When we first moved here to Wisteria Lane, I knew we didn’t fit in. (Let me clarify, we don’t actually live on Wisteria Lane.) We live in a cookie cutter subdivision where everyone has 2.5 children, a dog, and a vehicle with third row seating. Sure, everyone said hello when we moved in. It’s not like they stood around making the sign of the cross and hissing. They asked us where we had moved from, … [Continue reading...]

Win the December Box from The Boodle Box!!

the boodle box is the monthly box for tween girls

If you're a mom who gets Birchbox, then you'll LOVE The Boodle Box for your tween and young teen. Same concept in that each month that special girl in your life gets a new box full of the latest  trendy products for teens and tweens from some of the top manufacturers in the beauty and fashion industries!! The Boodle Box includes everything from fun nail polish and nail art, to the latest … [Continue reading...]

Puppy Love

Teenagers in Love

Puppy Love Puppies at play.  You can’t watch puppies at play without smiling.  Or, if you can, you’re even more dead inside than I am! If you watch them closely, though, you’ll see that they’re actually fighting.  They’re slowly gaining skills in agility, strategy, and combat, in a harmless way that allows them to practice all they want without sustaining any injuries.  Survival skills … [Continue reading...]

Tweens and Cell Phones – The Phone Shaming Curse

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“I pulled out my phone on the bus to text you, mom, and everyone laughed at me.” “Who’s everyone, hon?” “I don’t know. Kids. Even fifth graders on our bus have smart phones.” “I am sure not all 5th graders have smart phones.” “They do to, mom.” “Yeah, I know a kid in my grade that has a Samsung Galaxy S5!” his younger brother added. “In 4th grade? Who does he call?” I wanted to … [Continue reading...]