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teenagers

When Your Child Says ‘I Hate You’

Her words, I hate you, kept playing over in my head. I could feel her hostility towards me, the mere fact I was standing in her room, had her head spinning.

Going the Distance

Side by side, we’ll walk home, shadowy branches swaying gently overhead, their claws finger painting the constellation of a runner darting across the sky.

I Know 13 is Weird

I know 13 is weird. I know some changes are happening at warp speed and some are taking their sweet time.

My Baby’s Growing Up

My baby is growing up. She’s gone from napping to texting, walking to playing club sports, learning to eat solid foods to cooking dinner for our family.

Learning to Deal with Teen Anger

Anger is a typical, healthy emotional response to outside stressors. How do we help our teens feel anger without going overboard?
High school student

Letter to My Daughter on her First Day of High School

Dear Daughter, Tomorrow you start high school and I couldn't be more excited for you. There are a few things I'd like to share with you before you go...

How To Deal With Teenagers when they lie, and keep lying

I catch him lying, he knows he’s lying, he knows I know he’s lying…and he lies anyway.
A Summer Bucket List for Mom

A Summer Bucket List for Mom

Every summer I vow to make a summer bucket list with my family. I decided to draw up a bucket list that only a mom could truly appreciate.

Surviving Your Daughter’s Prom

It was not an easy week, neigh month. My daughter's prom was approaching, but no date was secured (that we knew of), no dress delivered, no plans yet made.

I Can’t Wait to Be Friends with My Kids

A recent conversation with my daughter reminded me what amazing adults my kids are growing into. I can't wait to be friends with my kids.