My first pregnancy was a bit of a shock, since I was just 18 years old and just out of high school. I found out that I was pregnant in April of 1996. I was still living at home with my parents and wasn’t married to my boyfriend. I knew firsthand that my parents would be very disappointed with me but for the most part my mom was supportive. It was important that I tell them before they found out on their own, so I told my mom first. She said she had already suspected something but… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 8:58am —
When Beverly was a child she hated to read. Even though her eighth-grade teacher sent her poem “Stars” to a high school anthology and it was published in Young America Sings she hated to write. In spite of her rocky relationship with books, she managed to graduate from high school then attended Midwestern State… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 24, 2012 at 9:18am —
Whether it’s Randy Travis’ mug shots splashed across tabloids, news of Amanda Bynes hit-and-run after an earlier arrest for a DUI or community service handed to Miley Cyrus for drunk driving, there is a celebrity battle with substance abuse seemingly everyday.
Unfortunately teenagers look up to many of… Continue
Added by Rhonda Talbot on August 22, 2012 at 10:58pm —
TGIF Friday!!! Come visit our Live Your Art Blog Hop Friday!!! We will have one every Friday please be sure to visit back or follow our blog (on the right sidebar) so you don’t miss it. Encouraging women bloggers to improve their visibility and network and supporting talented DIY ladies.
Blog Hops are a good… Continue
Added by Gisselle Wilson on August 8, 2012 at 8:00pm —
Recently, a friend asked me to share my testimony. I was a taken aback. No one had ever asked me for my story before. Come to think of it, I wasn't so sure I had much of a story to tell. When I hear testimonies of how people had drastic circumstances that brought them to the Lord, I am usually in awe. Former gangsters, former drug dealers, former atheists, former prositutes, orphans, homeless...these are the people that have a testimony, right? I've done plenty of stupid stuff in my… Continue
Added by Sarah Burd on July 29, 2012 at 12:08pm —
I peeked in on my son sleeping this morning, and was aghast at how tall he actually looked lying in bed. He is twelve years old, on the brink of his journey through Junior High, and I can hardly believe how much he's grown. I looked at his feet (now bigger than mine), and his hands (almost bigger than mine), and… Continue
Added by Sarah Burd on June 28, 2012 at 11:00am —
Kimberly Dana’s latest book will bring hours of reading pleasure to teen girls, especially those with a particular interest in cheerleading.
Years ago, a murder was committed in a cheerleading camp: a beautiful teenager with beautiful red flowing hair was drowned in the lake. Rumors say the killer was her best friend.
Now, ten years later, our witty… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 26, 2012 at 1:22pm —
Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest is a deeply disturbing memoir. At the same time it is an important book, one that offers a strong message of hope and renewal to victims of this terrible crime.
"My decision to write this book came from a deep desire to say, 'You are not alone.' I share some of my memories and some lessons… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 7, 2012 at 8:23am —
What happens when a moody teenage angel is forced to attend high-school?
The answer is Griffin's Fire.
Griffin's Fire is the second installment in Darby Karchut's Terrae Angeli young adult fantasy series, published by … Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 27, 2012 at 3:43pm —
As college freshmen across the U.S. return home for the holidays, thousands of parents will – for the first time – discover eating disorders that developed during their child’s first semester. Because the transition to college is one of the two most common life stages in which eating disorders develop, Eating Recovery Center (… Continue
Added by Rebecca H on December 22, 2011 at 1:36pm —
Sara is not a typical 11 year old. Her parents are dedicated to saving animals and using nature to cure diseases. Sara learns of an ancient legacy and the power within her to save endangered animals. An 800-year old medallion holds the key to unlocking her power. Learn about the book here http://bit.ly/Serpentauria Learn about the author here… Continue
Added by Sheila English on December 6, 2011 at 7:47pm —
I was not prepared to hear the news I received the day I called my car insurance company to add my 18-year old to my policy. The customer service rep, politely told me that my policy would increase from $1200 to $2700 for six months! As you can imagine, I nearly passed out!
After speaking with a few people about my situation, they all suggested that it was probably because they added him as a driver of my car: a 2005 Nissan Maxima and not the car I recently got for… Continue
Added by Marquise Jackson on November 22, 2011 at 4:39pm —
Are you guilty of fear-based… Continue
Added by denny hagel on October 12, 2011 at 8:12am —
Sixteen-year old Anna Sullivan is an outsider at her high school. Quiet and shy, as well as cursed with a tortuous family past, she can’t hope to attract the attention of popular Tyler Marsh, for whom she has a crush. How could a girl like her, a girl with a low social status, an alcoholic father and a mother who abandoned her, dare hope…
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 24, 2011 at 2:07pm —
If you have a kid I need to warn you about the Romeo and Juliet syndrome. Again.
Yeah, you think you already know but let me remind you of the rules because the first time your college aged daughter who is beautiful and elegant and brilliant walks in the house with a dweeby little wanna-be artist with a handshake that says "I'm a goober" you'll forget all the rules. You will drag your… Continue
Added by diana hampo on February 21, 2011 at 2:06pm —
My oldest son has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and he’s always had a desire to make money ever since his first lemonade stand at age 8! Unfortunately, it’s impossible to find a part time job when… Continue
Added by Kristl Story on November 9, 2010 at 10:59am —
Life seems repeatitive. Life seems long and dramatic. Life seems unfair and
at times unbearable. Life seems to be a series of games. One day you're the winner and the next you're being played. Life is...
It's being what everyone else wants you to be. It's being what is acceptable. It's hiding the real and showcasing the mask. Life is...
Life is all of that…
Added by Nikki Cates Hayes on October 25, 2010 at 10:30am —
Unfortunately I was head-butted into teenagedom last weekend, when my 12 year old step-son came to visit. Like already, 12? I wasn’t ready for it! Not like anyone ever is…
Him, hubby and I were sitting in the living room taking turns playing Call of Duty. He was sitting in the recliner, hubby and I were sitting on the couch together. It was step-son’s turn to play, so hubby kind of… Continue
Added by My Momma Drama on June 23, 2010 at 11:07am —
When I was a pimply, gauche teenager, I loved reading Tiger Beat. In those days, the faces gracing the cover and every page in between was Scott Baio, Shaun Cassidy and Leif Garrett…Oh My. I was convinced that if Shaun Cassidy Continue
really had the chance to meet me, he would…
Added by Lanita Moss on May 28, 2010 at 9:03am —
Despite the fact that I spent the better part of the day looking to hunt down whatever sneaky, cowardly bastard thought it would be fun to plant the malware that took down numerous sites hosted by GoDaddy today, including mine, thanks to some incredible tech support & my amazing tweeps & peeps out there, I am getting Crazy Town back on track! So moving right along with our… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on May 13, 2010 at 1:40am —