It is a generally accepted fact that I am going to be a hot mess when we drop off our oldest at college in the fall, and I’m pretty sure that my family already is developing contingency plans to wrest me away from her dorm room before I embarrass her. We’ve had a number of mini-milestones already: last first day of school, last school dance, college tours, signing a letter of intent, and a hundred other moments each of which ended with my daughter looking…Continue
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So now I’m seeing a therapist who sits in her chair and listens to me for an hour. Last week during my second therapy session, I asked the question… “Why do I need behavior therapy?” Therapist’s response, “Because we need to focus on your behavior. Not the thoughts or feelings that cause the behavior”.
Boy, did that make any sense to you? Surely makes no sense to me. Why not first study my thoughts and feelings, because obviously it’s these thoughts and feelings that are causing…Continue
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A few of you out there may have a teenage boy. I personally have a 14 year old boy and am constantly stunned (and puzzled) how his behavior contrasts that of his older sister. I mean, I know there is of course a difference between boys and girls but this to me seems weird: he is embarrassed to wear sunscreen. Is your son/grandson the same way?
My most recent blog post provides a little bit of an overview of his distain for…Continue
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. . . I get to forget there are kids and diapers and housework and work-work and all that other crap. I get to lose myself in the music with the man I fell in love with.
NEWSFLASH: OLD LADY GOES DANCING, FATALContinue
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With 13 y/o and 10 y/o daughters the topic of bodies and their ever-changing state seem to be daily discussions. I don't mind. I grew up with a fantastic mom who let me ask anything and honest answers were given. (It was really up to my comfort level in what I wanted to ask.)
I'm doing my best with my answers (thank you American Girl "The Care & Keeping Of You" !) but sometimes it…
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Time needs to freeze, it needs to stop! My little girl is growing up faster than I had ever imagined. It seems like yesterday I received the news sitting at the women's…Continue
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The photo above was taken at our local Super Walmart this weekend. I spotted this shirt as we headed for…
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There has been a clear move away from Americana and surf-and-skate fashion trends to fast-fashion shopping, made accessible by H&M, Forever21 and Zara. The problem is specialty chain
retailers have yet to adapt to the idea that teens today aren’t simply wearing
the usual style. Continue Reading...…
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Mom, can we give PRETTY GIRL a ride to the movies tomorrow?”
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Have you ever noticed that parents tend to focus a lot on "firsts"?
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If you missed "Welcome to Suburbia: As the Neighbors Turn (Episode 1)" click here.
For the rest of you, if you recall, I left off in my story with the hand model who had just moved in behind us.
Well, I noticed whenever my hubs was outside working in the yard with the kids, the hand model would always come up to the fence for a chat or bearing an invitation to a pool party she…
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