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All Blog Posts Tagged 'tweens' (69)

How to Throw Your Tween a Crafting Party

Tween Girl turned 10!

If you have tweens, then you know how fickle they can be, especially when it comes to their birthday parties. In previous years, we have done small parties, classroom parties, movie parties, Chuck E. Cheese parties and big parties with family.

I was SUPER excited about this year's party because it involved things Tween Girl and I both love: Crafts!…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on March 30, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

Tween Spring Break: What to Wear +$25 Justice or Old Navy Gift Card Giveaway

Spring break for Georgia students runs a bit late or perhaps I am just anxious to get away.

Spring break for Tween Girl isn't until the first week in April, but it's never too early to start planning out her outfits and other items to pack.

This year's spring…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on March 15, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments

The truth about being your tween's role model - with Cam Newton's hel

Was it arrogance or confidence?

She described it with words, such as "chest puffs", "pelvic thrusts" and "arrogant struts".…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on February 5, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Teaching Sexual Health to Kids

Originally posted on www.themamasutra.net

It was a typical weekday morning in our house. I was the first one up, and my kids were moving slowly to get ready for school. I headed downstairs to make some breakfast for us. Marcia came downstairs topless and in a rush; she showed me a little red spot on her left breast and asked, "Mom, is this anything?" It looked like a small red mark left after a scratch, so I…

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Added by Lanae St.John on December 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Holiday Gift Guide: The Tween Girl

Buying for an in between aged tween has it's moments. Not sure if it's the fault of tweens, you know, puberty and all. With Christmas only a few weeks away, here's my take on some suitable stocking stuffers for tween girls.…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on December 3, 2015 at 7:36pm — No Comments

How many selfies could you take in one day?

When my son was born, my Mom asked me to take a picture of him every day. So I did. (Thanks, Mom!) Obviously, I took more than one picture of him most days, but I can say that I have a record of my son every day of the first year of his life - that's 365 photos of his daily changes from being a day old to being a year old.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on October 12, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

Smells like Tween spirit: 8 1/2 hygiene topics to have with your tween

You know that newborn baby scent?

Yeah, that scent that lives under those rolls of fat under their necks.

If you're the mom of a baby, savor that smell because it eventually leaves their body. And leaves you reaching for the FeBreeze.

Moms of tweens, you already know what I am talking about.…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on October 7, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

Friday Fandom No.6

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Welcome to Friday Fandom! 

 

Friday Fandom (the state or condition of being a fan of something or someone on a Friday!) has a two fold…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on October 2, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

The best age to start dating

The other night at dinner my son asked me to tell him a story. So I told him about how one day he would be a teenager and how he would be moody all the time, and hair would sprout on his face and that he would want to have a girlfriend. He treated the tale like it was a horror story, because in his words "girls are DISGUSTING!"…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 29, 2015 at 6:21am — 2 Comments

6 things my tween has taught me about myself

As I lay on the hospital bed, legs spread, the midwife yells "I can see her head, she has a head full of hair".

First clue. You know the old wives tales about if the mom has a great amount of heart burn while pregnant, the kid is likely to have a head full of hair. True, at least for me it was.

At that moment, I decided that I no longer wanted to push, long story for another blog post.

The hospital staff thought that I had flipped my lid as they…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on September 29, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments

1 thing your tween's school wants from you (yeah, only 1 thing)

How many gluesticks does one classroom really need?

Or why is the teacher requesting a 3 inch binder instead of the 1 1/2 inch binder that Target actually has in stock?

These are all questions I am sure we've all asked ourselves within the past month since kids are back in school.

What if I told you that there is only one thing your child's school wants from you? Would you believe me? Ok, let me build my case.…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on September 15, 2015 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Friday Fandom No.4

 

Welcome to Friday Fandom! 

 

Friday Fandom (the state or condition of being a fan of something or someone on a Friday!) has a two fold mission:

  • Each week, you'll…
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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on September 4, 2015 at 5:35am — No Comments

Friday Fandom No.3

 

Welcome to Friday Fandom! 

 

Friday Fandom (the state or condition of being a fan of something or someone on a Friday!) has a two fold mission:

  • Each week, you'll find a round up of…
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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 28, 2015 at 9:04pm — No Comments

If you're happy and you know it, tell your Mom

There are certain questions that I ask my son frequently:

  • Did you know that you are very special to me?
  • What questions did you ask today?
  • Did you flush and wash your hands?…
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Added by Lauren Markman on August 28, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

Ain't nobody got time for that: gettin' real with tweens and chores

"Make it fun for them", they said.

"Make it age appropriate", they said.

"Make a cute chart for them to follow", they said.

"Pay them for doing the work", they said.

"Shut up", I say to them, because I have tried all of what "they" said and it didn't work.

C'mon, you've seen all of the pretty Pinterest tutorials on how to make a chore chart with age appropriate chores, giving a sticker for each chore completed. Just…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 26, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Back to School with a tween...Oh My! helping your tween coordinate outfits

"You wanna wear that?!?!?"

This was the response I silently whispered to myself when my tween, Flower, walked into the room one day wearing an outfit she had picked out.

Oh lawd, I knew this day would come sooner than later. After all, at the time, she was around 7 years old.…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 8, 2015 at 11:43am — No Comments

No boy bands for me

As my family left a science museum on our vacation, we passed hundreds of girls lining the streets near a local arena. They were dressed in fan gear - shirts, shorts, socks, buttons, jewelry, hats - from head to toe and were holding signs, banners and flags for One Direction. And despite the heat and that it was four hours before the concert was supposed to start, there they were.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 7, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments

Why I created a Lady Lair and you should too

Nobody backs baby into a…closet? For all you youngins, go watch Dirty Dancing to partially get that reference.

See, I’ve always wanted my own space. Seems that everybody in our house has a space to call their own. When we moved last summer, my…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 1, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ultimate Book Lover's Gift Guide

 

Happy Holidays and Happy reading!

This gift guide was compiled by Audrey van Petegem and Suzanne Letourneau of the ballyhoos, who support Indie…
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Added by Audreyvp on December 11, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

More kids equals more stuff done at work

Parents develop skill sets that no one talks about. In addition to awesome time management and the ability to function on a lack of sleep, we also have the ability to make up songs on the fly, invent games to distract children while waiting in line and even build super-cool forts out of pillows and blankets.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments

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