Coffee Talk: Savor (almost) Every Moment

savor the quiet moments

Savoring the Moments with Your Teens Imagine the Air Jordan logo. Now imagine it rotated 90 degrees to the right. That was me standing in front of the blackberry bush, except I wasn’t doing anything with a basketball. I was reaching to pick berries from a cluster on an out-of-the-way branch, bracing myself against the […]

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 […]

Giving Your Teen the Driving Skills They Need

I know your child’s safety is one of the most important things. With this and the overall safety and wellbeing of our communities in mind, I founded a nonprofit several years ago. Teen Driving Solutions School aims to reduce the rate of teen deaths by car crashes – the leading cause of death for this […]

Woozworld – the Safe Online World for Your Tween


One of the tough things about having tweens is that they are so anxious to try social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but the ‘legal’ age of those sites is 13, so what alternatives are there? We were given the opportunity to try a site that was created with the preteen/tween group in mind – […]

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