Archive for December 2014

This new year, resolve to be cybercivil

This new year, resolve to be cybercivil
The website Good Digital Parenting is a great resource from the Family Online Safety Institute that aims to “empower parents to confidently navigate the online world with their kids.” Who doesn’t need a bit of help with that? I asked Denise Lisi DeRosa, Program Manager of Good Digital Parenting, if she would share her thoughts on the... Read more »

9 New Year's quotes for an inspiring start to the new year

With the end of one year and the start of a brand new one, there’s a sense of excitement and promise. These nine great New Year’s quotes capture that and will put you in an inspired  frame of mind and get you ready to make the coming year a great one. Wishing you a new... Read more »

Top 14 Tween Us posts of 2014

Top 14 Tween Us posts of 2014
As the year comes to a close, it’s always good to reflect on the past 52 weeks, and it was fun to look at what’s been popular on Tween Us over the past year. This little blog had a big year in 2014! Of the 194 posts published on Tween Us in 2014 (not counting... Read more »
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My version of a Chrismtas mircale: My tween decided to visit Santa after all

My version of a Chrismtas mircale: My tween decided to visit Santa after all
A few weeks ago, my daughter announced that she was done visiting Santa. I wrote about it here and expressed my sadness, but I accepted her decision. She had gone for 12 years, and a dozen visits was enough. She was right that she was getting a bit big for the practice, and was clear... Read more »

11 Beautiful Christmas quotes

Christmas is a magical time of year and that can be captured in a number of ways, be it in music or images or words. Here are some beautiful Christmas quotes by some pretty fabulous people. Which one is your favorite? Wishing you a peaceful and joyous season! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: 10 fun facts... Read more »

7 of my tween's favorite things this week

<a href="http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=6276&pid=988106002">Tagxedo</a> is a website that lets you type in words and makes places them into shapes. You can do a bird like this, apple, heart, outline of the United States, all kinds of cool stuff.  My tween made some images for her friends as holiday gifts. I love that they're thoughtful and fun but don't cost a thing. She could do these for hours.
“Rain drops of roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens…”  Whether or not “My Favorite Things” is a Christmas song is a topic of great debate in my family, but I’m going to go with “yes” for purposes of this blog post and share some of my tween’s favorite things... Read more »
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Secret Santa, tween girl style

Secret Santa, tween girl style
My daughter and the 10 other seventh grade girls who sit at her lunch table decided to have a a Secret Santa gift exchange, with a $10 limit. They put names in a hat and drew them today, with the gift exchange scheduled for lunch on Friday, the last day of school before the holiday... Read more »

Happy 12-13-14!

Happy 12-13-14!
Today is December 13, 2014.  That makes the date 12-13-14. Cool, right? But it’s more than cool, it’s the very last time this century that the there will be a sequential date. There’s no 13th month, so no chance of 13-14-15. Today, 12-13-14, will be the last sequential date written MM-DD-YY for 89 years, meaning... Read more »

iBbeautiful subscription box for tween and teens is full of fun and inspiration

iBbeautiful subscription box for tween and teens is full of fun and inspiration
Subscription boxes for tweens and teens are taking off, and I’m a fan of them, hence why I recommended them as great holiday gifts. The iBbeautiful subscription box is aimed at girls, and I wondered if it would be a hit with my tween daughter. That was really dumb of me, because my tween loved... Read more »
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Printable Christmas scavenger hunt clues for present finding fun

Printable Christmas scavenger hunt clues for present finding fun
It’s that time of year again – the trees are lit, the stocking are hung, presents are bought, and the scavenger hunt clues are done. It wouldn’t be Christmas in our house without the traditional Christmas scavenger hunt for presents. Having to follow clues and search all over (and sometimes outside) the house is a... Read more »