How Can You Help Your Teen Driver Succeed? This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week. A week where we focus on how important it is to teach our teens to drive safely and avoid distraction. Our oldest daughter turned 16 last month and if all goes well, she’ll get her license next month. Am I nervous? Sure. Can she do it? Absolutely. I know it’s hard to watch your baby get behind the wheel of your car but parentsmore
Sometimes having a big mouth has it’s benefits. I had the chance to host a local radio talkshow last week due to the fact that the regular host was out “on assignment”. I was a little nervous at first but ended up finding my groove, had a really good time and I think I did a pretty good job. Hopefully they’ll ask me back again some other time. As a sidenote I was the only female asked to fill in!
How Do You Celebrate Family Milestones? I’ve always been a bit of a sentimental person and when it comes to milestones in our family, I can sometimes go a little overboard. I have been known to bake cupcakes and throw a celebration for many firsts that aren’t exclusive to birthdays and first days of school. While I’m not the parent that gives a trophy just for showing up to play, I think you can pat someone on the back andmore
Misty May-Treanor and VSP When you get an email that asks if you’d like the opportunity to interview THE Misty May-Treanor, you don’t even wait to find out why – you just say YES!. I’m sorry… you want me to interview a 3-time gold medal olympian who is a fierce competitor and role model for young girls? When and where? Misty has teamed up with VSP Vision Care to raise awareness about the importance of protection kids eyes when they’re outside andmore
Holding Your Tweens and Teens Responsible Homework has always been a struggle for 2/3 of my kids. We’ve tried every trick in the book to get them to understand the importance of it, we’ve delivered consequences of bad grades or missing assignments and nothing seems to get thru to them. On the other hand, the other one is the kid who can do their homework on the bus and get straight A’s. Boggles the mind. When the oldest started middlemore
I’m not sure when it happened, but Halloween has definitely shifted from a kids holiday to an adult holiday – or at the very least – EVERYONE’s favorite holiday. It’s a chance to let it all hang out and take on a different persona.. complete with full on makeup and costume. With little kids, the costumes range from sweet and innocent when they’re little and as they grow, so do their interests in the more “haunting” side of the holidaymore