My sixteen-year-old son has a girlfriend. She is sweet, and pretty, and when the two are together, they rarely come up for air. Oh, to be young and in lust. If you’ve read my previous post, Once Upon a Condom, or watched my video on talking to my children about sex, you’ll know that I am quite open when it comes to the subject of amore. Read More
Living in this house isn’t always easy. Just like being a teen isn’t easy. You see your friends who seemingly have no boundaries and all the baubles in the world and you wonder why. Why have you been placed in this house where there are horrid things like rules and limitations and boundaries? Read More
I know everyone makes mistakes. However, it seems that, since becoming a mother, my goof-ups occur more frequently. I’ve had a couple of doozies recently. For example, I recently ordered groceries online, but forgot to hit “SUBMIT” on my order. Another incident occurred when my hubby was in a rush to get to the airport to catch a flight, but couldn’t find his car keys. They were in my purse and I was across town. There may also have been a candle that was left burning for a few hours while we were away from home and possibly a blog post I scheduled but then forgot to publicize because I forgot I had scheduled it. Perhaps my blunders are simply amplified now Read More
…Or How Marissa Mayer and Shia LaBeouf Are Helping My Son’s Love Life
Could it be that Marisa Mayer’s announcement banning telecommuting and Shia LaBeouf’s exit from the Orphan’s cast were orchestrated by some unseen hand working to free us from the isolation that the reliance on telecommuting has wrought? Or a confluence of events designed to help my teenage son get a date? Read More
Just so you know, I was not prepared when the time came to have this talk. My sons, now thirteen and almost fifteen, were eleven and thirteen when the moment fell, scratch that, slammed into our laps.
It all started with a girl named Dread. Okay, that wasn’t really her name, but that’s how I saw her. Read MoreTagged in: Bryanne E. Salazar, condoms, let's talk month
Your child is officially a tween from the ages 10 – 12. The time when they are no longer a child, but definitely not a teenager. They want to do the same things a teenager does – like wear makeup, dress a bit older and have some freedom, yet most girls at this age are not ready.
Being the parent of a tween girl transitioning into Read More