Five Money Tips for Your High School Graduate

If you are a parent of a high schooler like me, chances are you are thinking about college.  We talk a LOT about not incurring huge student loan debts, but I now there are more things I could be doing to help educate my daughter. When it comes to debt, student loans and credit cards […]

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. […]

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 […]

How to Be the Sideline Parent Every Kid Wants

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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

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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 […]

Five Tips for SAT Success

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  We are entering PSAT prep season here in my house – and one of the ways my oldest is prepping for the PSAT is to prep for SAT, which will be coming soon after.  We are starting early, because there is a lot of work to be done.  According to Tom Rose, co-founder of Testive SAT/ACT […]

Great Online Degree Options for Moms

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The growth of online study has given many moms a chance to further their education. Many choose to do this with the aim to returning to work or to find a career in a more flexible industry. Some, however, chose to study to satisfy a love of learning and give themselves something to do away […]

Tips on Preparing Your Dog for Baby

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Before your baby comes along, your furbaby may rule the roost.  Just like having a new baby at home is a HUGE adjustment for you, having a new small person at home can be a big adjustment for your dog.  Because you want your baby to be safe, and you want your dog to adjust […]

Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

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Sometimes, as a parent, to protect our children, we have to have difficult conversations.  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and as difficult as it may be teaching our kids about sexual assault, and how to avoid it, is something we should do.  But how do you even start?  Sexual violence is a very serious […]

Parenting Your Parents: Tips For Making the Transition

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The best kind of relationships and what makes them so resilient is that they are not static. Relationships are meant to evolve. As you change and grow, the relationships you have with your friends, family, and yes, even parents, are meant to change and grow, too. It is easy, however, to fall into patterns or […]