Category: Tweens & Teens

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The Support of a Mom

By Guest Blogger Elizabeth Levstek When I was younger, I always thought that the idea of having your mom as your best friend would be impossible. Now that I am a Senior...

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5 Ways to Make New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

By Guest Blogger Whitney Barnard, Digital Marketing Coordinator with The Sunshine House There are many ways to approach the New Year. For many of us, it means to assess...

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Activities to Help You Connect with your Teen/Tween

By Kelly Hines (updated by Sarah Blackwell) The teen and tween years can be tough for so many different reasons. One of the most difficult parts is figuring out how to...

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Not All Boy Scouts Start Out as Cub Scouts

By Guest Blogger Sandy S. Did you know not all Boy Scouts start out as Cub Scouts? Some, like my son, discover the excitement of Scouting by joining Boy Scouts after 5th...

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Mall Trip with My Teen

By Kelly Hines I took my teenage daughter to the mall today, shopping for clothes. For those of you who do not have, or have not had, a teenage daughter, you might have...

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Bonding Over Biscuits

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd Several weeks ago, my son, a high school junior, walked into the kitchen while I was preparing dinner and said, “Mom, I need...

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Raising Teenagers: Does It Get Any Easier?

By Guest Blogger Glynis Bell All the lights on in the house; Dishes in the sink; Empty containers left in the ‘frig; Strange noises that could be music; Last minute...

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Trick or Treating: To Supervise or Not

By Katie Moosbrugger As soon as the calendar turned to October 1, the inevitable question from my tween popped up. “Will I be able to trick or treat alone with my...

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The Signs of Teen-dom

By Guest Blogger Andrea Randolph Legs must be shaved, unibrow separated, hair flat-ironed, and tight jeans squeezed into—and I am screaming inside my head, “Not all...

Teens, Summer and Junk Food

By Guest Blogger Lisa Doss Getting our kids to eat healthy is a challenge for every parent!  Junk food is readily available and sometimes, it seems easier to just give...