The best part of growing up as a girl is getting to have your first slumber party. There’s nothing cooler than getting to hang out with your best friends until you’ve run out of things to talk about and things to do.
Unfortunately, this often means raiding Mom’s makeup, and the subsequent shopping trip to replace all of the broken powders and destroyed brushes (by the way, I’m sorry about that, Mom!).
The good news is that we have a few crafts that will keep your girl and her BFFs occupied without destroying your fancy cosmetics.
The way we raise our children is often similar to the way we were raised. For example, I was the child of an "overly worried/overprotective" wonderful mother and I find myself treating my kids exactly the same way!
So what does it take to get into college? Well, the answer depends on quite a few factors. The type of major, high school academics, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, the personal statement, the interview, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills…the list goes on and on.
That’s why, as I’ve said many times before, it’s best to start thinking about college early. How early? In my opinion, it truly is never too early.
As moms we know that sometimes parenthood is no bed of roses.
What's your idea of a typical sweet sixteen birthday party? Bowling, pizza, cake... but definitely not strippers!
A New York woman - Judy H. Viger - has been charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly hiring strippers to perform at her son's 16th birthday party.
Investigators first became aware of the situation after photos from the event were published online. One photo (shown below) revealed a scantily-clad woman hanging upside down from a seated party guest.
If blondes have more fun and brunettes are the brainiest, then what are redheads?
This question has come up quite frequently at my house lately, as two of my redheads have decided that life would be better if only they could change their hair color.
Thirteen years ago, I had my first child. He arrived into this world all tiny and delicious after a fairly unpleasant delivery. Our eyes met and I fell in love. He’s always been my baby boy. Until recently.
I am now the proud mother of a "Man-Boy."
How young is too young for Facebook?
I’ve been thinking about this question because my youngest son, Henry (age 12) asked about getting a Facebook page.
Henry has two older brothers (ages 16 and 17) who are both on Facebook, but I am not inclined to let Henry participate until high school.
Does your child seem to bust out the debate skills of a young Aristotle during battles over things like curfew or homework?
While the constant arguing can be enough to drive a parent crazy, there may be a silver lining.
A new study from the University of Virginia (UVA) has shown that if a young teen can argue effectively with his or her parents they are more likely to resist peer pressure to use drugs or alcohol later in adolescence.
I recently attended a mother-daughter human development class offered through my daughter’s school. Mothers of my daughter’s classmates shared stories about their relationships with their own mothers.