Five Test Taking Survival Tips for Teens

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It’s getting to be that time of year for my high school sophomore – the end of the year means the prospect of summer coming, but before that FINALS and for the first time this year, an AP test! While she survived her first AP test, the end of the year always brings some stress. […]

Build, Learn and Code with Jimu

Sponsored by UBTECH Robotics Corp with WomensForum As my girls get older – my younger daughter is 10 and my oldest just turned 16 last week (gulp!) – I find that they can become more engaged with electronic devices than traditional “toys”.  Sometimes I worry about this – I want my girls to find activities […]

8 Things Parents Must Know About Braces for their Kids

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  Have your kids gotten braces yet? I just finished treatments with my oldest daughter, and my youngest is just now beginning. It’s a long road, but worth it at the end. But when I first started, I had no clue what it would be like! Like other parents, I had LOTS of questions about what […]

Can Food Boost Your Mood?

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  If you’re anything like me, “comfort food” is a very real thing. I hate to say it, but when I’m feeling bad, it seems like macaroni and cheese will go a long way in making it better.  But what I didn’t realize is that food may very well have an effect on your mood, […]

Sunday Reads: YA – The Delphi Effect


  About the Book From the award-winning and best-selling author of TIMEBOUND comes the first book in a thrilling new trilogy! It’s never wise to talk to strangers…and that goes double when they’re dead. Unfortunately, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan has no choice. Resting on a park bench, touching the turnstile at the Metro station—she never knows […]

Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe During Prom

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My daughter just turned sixteen a week ago and that means two things are coming up: driving and prom! As families are getting ready for prom this year, ordering flowers and shopping for dresses, it’s important to add the safe driver/safe rider conversation to the to do list. Below are just a few pointers from […]

Ten Tips for Effective Communication With Your Doctor

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Have you ever had a frustrating doctor’s appointment, either with yourself, or with one of your children?  Maybe you didn’t feel like you had enough time, the doctor was distracted, or something else just left you feeling less than taken care of?  Just like any other relationship, the doctor-patient relationship can be tough, and is […]

Win $100 in Apple Store Gift Cards!


  Spring is in full spring and it’s time for another Parent Palace giveaway! We’ve been giving away Paypal cash for a while and it’s time to shake it up a little bit! So this month we are giving away $100 in giftcards from Apple! Woop woop!  We LOVE our readers and want to keep […]

How to Be the Sideline Parent Every Kid Wants


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #SaveSnackScore #CollectiveBias  Sometimes it feels like it’s always sports season in our family, but with the coming of spring rainshowers and warmer temperatures starts an annual ritual in my home that means longer hours in the barn, […]

Sunday Reads & Book Review: YA Stealing Snow


About the Book From New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die comes a thrilling, Maleficent-esque twist on The Snow Queen, from the “villain’s” point of view that’s equal parts love story and Frozen—all grown up. Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high […]