All Blog Posts Tagged 'tweens' (73)

Parenting with an Ex Series: 7 ways to avoid communication conflict with your ex

And you thought communicating with your ex was difficult when you were married to him/her!

You also thought that you would have limited communication with him now that you are no longer together.

In the digital age we live in, there are even apps to help you communicate with your ex.

My relationship with my ex, at the moment, has not caused me to need a digital…


Added by Tiffany Benyacko on October 26, 2016 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Celebrating My Growing Tween

These past few years have been so fueled by angst, change and growing pains; that I haven’t embraced this age for the beauty that it is. I’ve spent more time mourning the loss of the little-ness that is slowly disappearing than celebrating my growing tween. In just over a month she turns 10, she hits double digits. It doesn’t sound that old, I know. But trust me, it’s significant. The battles have begun over stealing my shoes, wearing lip gloss to school and shaving legs . . . the list goes…


Added by Kelli on September 30, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

101 Things To Do Before Your Daughter Starts Her Period

So, she has entered double digits. The big 1-0!

With such power of being an official tween, comes great responsibility.

To help my tween on the road through puberty, I've been dropping little hints to make sure she is mindful of her changing body and how to care for it.…


Added by Tiffany Benyacko on September 6, 2016 at 6:55am — No Comments

Your Game Plan to Ace Your Tween's School Open House

New backpacks are getting worn in.

The new shoes are a bit scuffed.

The mounds of paperwork are flowing in, your hand is probably tired from signing your name so much.

Right in the middle of the pile of paperwork is the notice for this year's Open House.

Ok, don't panic. This is a different year, new teacher and you have a new opportunity to get a new game plan for this year's Open House.

This year's open house is…


Added by Tiffany Benyacko on September 5, 2016 at 5:18pm — No Comments

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!…


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…


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".…


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

Teaching Sexual Health to Kids

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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…


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.…


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.…


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.…



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

Friday Fandom No.6




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…


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!"…


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…


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.…


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…

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…

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?…

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…


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.…


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

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