Category: Tweens & Teens

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...

Babysitting…Not Just a Girl’s Job

By Guest Blogger Denise Heidel, project manager for Forsyth Family magazine I recently offered to babysit my friend’s 4-year-old and 6-month-old daughters so that she...

A Day in the Life of a Modern Teen

By Jennifer Guidry Those of you who have teenagers live quite a different life than those with little ones. One of our TMoM readers, Jennifer, has given us some insight...

10 Tested Tips for Raising Teens

By Clare Jordan As of this month, we are now home to four teenagers, and life is good – really! Admittedly, my parenting technique is mostly trial and error, but some...

The Stinky Truth about Raising Teenage Boys

By Becky Medlin My oldest son just turned 16. Time goes by so fast; it seems like he will be packing for college tomorrow. His younger brothers are 14 and 6, so I have...

Things I Would Like My Daughter to Know About: Her Value

By Stacy Leighton My daughter and I were curled up on the sofa together watching something Disney. When she turned to me and asked if we were disappointed in her. My jaw...

Programs For Your Teens? YMCA Camp Hanes Has Those Too!

By Jen de Ridder, senior program director at Camp Hanes At YMCA Camp Hanes we want to help all campers to be their best selves.  We do this in an environment where fun...

Raising Teens and Being the “Cool Mom”

By Dee Priddy It was several years ago when my youngest daughter said to me, “My friends love you. They say you’re the cool mom.” My initial thought...

They Call it Puppy Love

By Guest Blogger Scott Rigdon, author of the blog Uncommonly Dad Puppies at play.  You can’t watch puppies at play without smiling.  If you watch them closely,...