High school kids have evolved...ummmm.....changed

This is my 2nd time around raising high school girls and it certainly has changed since my firstborn who has been out of high school for almost ten years.  And it definitely has changed since I was in puberty.   I wonder if what we feel about our highschool kids is what the parents of... Read more »

Don't want my kids singing it? Then don't put it in the song!

So there is a very heated debate about what is right and wrong etiquette when it comes to that word.  You know what word.  It starts with an N.  My children were not brought up to use that word.  I did not use it.  The first time I heard my child SING that word I... Read more »

Please keep the Victoria Secret fashion show the way it is. Perfect.

First things first.  ASHLEY GRAHAM is so beautiful.  Like there is not a flaw on her face. Now.  Second thing.  And I am about to get haters for this.  She was complaining about the VS fashion show and how they didn’t use any “bigger” models.    Okay.  When we watch the VS fashion show, we really... Read more »
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A tale of two Homecomings

She has been talking about it since August. She spent hours at the mall trying on dresses with her friends and sending pictures of dresses to her other friends. She helped make posters to decorate the  halls that she laughs and walks through every weekday with her endless supply of friends and smiles. She stayed... Read more »

The Story of a Girl... or a Boy.... and an iphone

“What is a kink?”  I looked up from my magazine to find one of my children hovered over my bed asking me this question.  I said I didn’t know what she meant.  Then she proceeded to tell me about a boy who asked her if she liked to get her kink on.  He asked her... Read more »

Yeah for Loving Day!

As I was trolling facebook in the wee early morning hours before the birds got up, I came across a post on someone’s wall.  It was all about her relationship with her biracial lover.  But wait, I was confused.   She was Hispanic and he was white, a.k.a. probably a mutt, mixture of german, irish, Swedish,... Read more »

Bath time sucks!

  I am enjoying a night of relaxation…. and my fifteen year old asked if she could write a “guest blog” about her experience.  Here ya go…… p.s. she swears!!                          Bath time is supposed to be a wonderful relaxing time to yourself where you can set off a beautiful bath bomb, enjoy your time alone,... Read more »

Unground your teenagers

Teenage punishment.  It’s been around since the cavemen roamed the earth. I am almost certain that some punky teenage boy tried to impress his gal by taking the wheel out for a roll down a hill without getting a grunt from his Fred Flintstone look alike dad.   And when he got home he probably... Read more »

Do I bug you?

As I was waiting for the Orkin man to show up today during his two hour window (at least it wasn’t the four hour one that the cable companies like to award us with for being loyal customers) the always enlightening Kelly Ripa (my all time girl crush wanna be bff friends with btw) and... Read more »

Goals. Slay em.

Couples Goals!  Mom Goals!  She’s goals!  Body Goals!  They’re goals! I was hearing about these goals over and over and over again.  For pretty much the past year.  From the mouths of my teens. One night I finally said to them, “Me and Carl (my boytoy) are couples goals right?” Loud laughter.  “NO mom!  You... Read more »