Playing an Instrument with Braces

playing in band with braces on

Braces and brass don’t always mix… here are some tips! Having personally experienced them for three years in my youth, and then another two as an adult, my memories are not too fond. So, is it hopeless if your child is getting braces? Absolutely not! Braces today are SOOOOO much different than 10, 15 even […]

Can You Improve Your Child’s Grades?

how can you help your kids get the best grades

Parents want only the best for their kids, right? As a mom or dad, you would probably want your child to excel in school – be it their grades, arts, music, writing, or sports. A lot of parents I know would want their kids to do well in terms of their academic performance. After all, […]

Five “Back to School” Rules for Technology

whitney fleming

Technology Needs Back to School Rules, Too As kids get older, more and more of their school work is completed online. Homework assignments, research, and collaborating with their classmates on projects are now all completed through the Web instead of at the library — like we used to do it in the olden days. Although […]

Six Steps For Raising A Daughter with Healthy Eating Habits

raising healthy eating daughters

Notes From An Eating Disorder Survivor When I gave birth to a daughter, I was terrified. At twenty-three, I was still a girl myself, struggling with my own issues – an eating disorder, insecurities, and identity issues. If I struggled with my own body issues, how was I going to raise a girl with a […]

But First, Let Me Take a Selfie – Infograph

the good bad and ugly about selfies

  Infograph provided by TeenSafe

How Does Your Summer Smell?

kids in the summer

There’s a certain smell to summertime. For me, it’s a smell you only get early in the day, before others awake, a mix of humid air, sunshine, dirt, and a life that smells good. The smell reminds me of summers at my grandparents’ house far away. I loved being in their home that smelled of […]

Five Things You Should Teach Your Teen Driver

driving lessons for teens

When it comes to teaching our kids, we know there are the basic things like eating, walking, tying our shoes (although I confess – my kids learned this in school and perfected it at home) and flushing after you use the bathroom.  But when it comes to driving, what about those “other” things? Those little […]

Time for Braces? Let’s Check Out Invisalign!


Can Teens and Tweens Use Invisalign? Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are ours. The teen and tween years bring many rites of passage. First day of middle school, first “real” boy/girlfriend, drivers permit and the true badge of teen years – braces. Whether you’ve heard your dentist say it for a few years […]

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