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Terrible Teens
Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Teen Dating
Angela Keck

An Open Letter To Teenagers, Especially The Girls

Lately it seems that my social media streams are filled with teenage girls and boys declaring their undying, never ending, happily ever after love for one another. The current generation of teenagers is the first one to go through this phase of their life with social media at their fingertips. Selfies weren’t a thing for our generation. We didn’t hashtag our boyfriend to tell him we loved him with our entire heart. We doodled their name in our notebook, held their hand in the hall at school and maybe, if we were lucky, got to go to a movie on Saturday night. READ MORE

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    To kick off National Craft Month, we’re sharing with you one of our favorite new finds from The Huffington Post, a mother-daughter paper dress crafting team! Mayhem (a sound moniker for a paper-wielding four-year-old, we think) and he...

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  • My Mothering Scorecard

    Everyone needs feedback on their job performance, and moms are no exception. I thought I was overdue for a review, but first, a self-appraisal. Voilà — My Mothering Scorecard. I wanted to tally the stats of my mothering scorecard and see...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - And The Gray Walls Came Crumbling Down

    And The Gray Walls Came Crumbling Down

    I really thought I had the whole empty nest thing under control. I talk a good talk when I encourage other soon-to-be-kid-free-moms: “Oh, that empty nest thing? Nah, not bothering me a bit. I mean, we’re raising adults here. If...Read More
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    If you’ve ever wanted to hear a laughing baby that sounds hilariously similar to a monkey, here is your chance!...

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    Surviving Senior Year: Backpacks and College Apps and SATs, Oh My!

    Every year when my kids go back to school, the feeling is bittersweet. I’m sad to see the lazy days of summer go and the relaxed attitude of the kids, but I do breathe a long sigh of relief (Ok,...Read More
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  • An Open Letter To Moms

    Kid President has an important message for all the moms out there. Here are ten things you need to know!...

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  • Newborn Must-Haves

    When I was pregnant with my daughter I was told about all kinds of things that were needed for her. Here are some things I wouldn’t have been able to live without....

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Seventeen Magazine... Then and Now
    Kristen Daukas

    Seventeen Magazine… Then and Now

    For 70 years, teen girls around the world have relied on Seventeen Magazine to guide them thru the joys and perils of their high school years. From what clothes to wear to the latest hair and makeup trends to what to do when your best friend double crosses you. They’ve been the source for information on getting the hottest guy in school to notice you and then, once he does – what to say and how to act. Seventeen Magazine is the teenagers “bible” to surviving the teen years. READ MORE

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    As a follow up to my research regarding technology and the family and my blog, A Delicate Balance: Tech Time & Family Time, I decided to look at my own family’s use of technology. I then began brainstorming ideas on how to decrease te...

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  • Good Friends or Thorns?

    “Friends are the roses of life: pick them carefully and avoid the thorns.” – Unknown I have no idea who said the above, but I was thinking about this recently after the departure of some dear friends who had visited from another s...

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    How To Have The Sex Talk With Your Kids

    Navigating the birds and the bees with ease! Here are 10 great tips for talking with your kids about sex, from a certified former kid! READ MORE

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    Driving Each Other A Little Crazy

    Jack came home with his learner’s permit last night and drove us to dinner. That sounds so nonchalant. My kid drove. With all of us in the car. At the same time....Read More
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