Behold...The Tweedle

If you are a mother then you have already been warned about life's impending stages of doom...also known as child development.  Shortly following the arrival of your bundle of joy, seasoned mothers that came before you poured you a generous glass of wine, sat you down at book club or mom's night out and gave you a slightly tipsy warning about what would be following the adorable baby stage.You braced yourself....more

Behold...The Tweedle

If you are a mother then you have already been warned about life's impending stages of doom...also known as child development.  Shortly following the arrival of your bundle of joy, seasoned mothers that came before you poured you a generous glass of wine, sat you down at book club or mom's night out and gave you a slightly tipsy warning about what would be following the adorable baby stage.You braced yourself....more

Should Your Kids Be on Musical.ly?

There's a new social app on the scene that is becoming very popular amongst tweens and teens, Musical.ly. Users of the app are called Musers, which I think is a very fitting name. Musical.ly reminds me of Instagram except instead of sharing photos, users are sharing lip sync videos. Just like many social media sites, there are pros and cons. In the case of Musical.ly, I see some pretty big cons and recently when viewing videos with my kids, I said to myself, "I'm glad I didn't grow up in the age of social media." ...more
I guess you haven't seen many cringe worthy videos. Kids can be tough.more

Bloody good time! Periods and cramps

Girls frighten me a little. I don’t have any experience raising up daughters. But I’m related to females, I’ve worked with them, and I’ve taught them.I often thought, “How hard can it be?”Then I watched Thirteen, with Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood. It’s a movie about a young, 7th grade girl, who blows guys and does more coke than a dorm full of 1980s liberal arts majors. It freaked me out....more

25 Facts of Life Moms of Tween Girls Know Well

You'd think I'd be better at being the mom of a tween. After all, I've already been one with my now-teen daughter, who is -- thanks for asking -- still speaking to me. But with her younger sister,I feel like I'm starting all over again. ...more
I related to Every. Single. One. on the list! And somehow my tween turned into a teen and now ...more

The truth about being your tween's role model - with Cam Newton's help

 Was it arrogance or confidence? She described it with words, such as "chest puffs", "pelvic thrusts" and "arrogant struts". I promise this is a G-rated post....more

The days that forge the men they'll become

I love my family. I thought that today. Not, I thought I loved my family and then thought twice. This time that I’ve been at home has reminded me what I love more than anything; coffee, England, Scotland and Wales, biscotti, fall, even writing. My family. ...more

The Low Down on our Disney Detox

See this bunch? ...more

3+1 ways to help your tween with homework when you don't understand

Crying at the kitchen table. Papers sprawled everywhere. Way pass our bedtimes. No, it's not tax season. It's me trying to help my tween with her homework. ...more

Smells like tween spirit: 8 1/2 hygiene topics to have with your tween

You know that newborn baby scent? Yeah, that scent that lives under those rolls of fat under their necks. If you're the mom of a baby, savor that smell because it eventually leaves their body. And leaves you reaching for the FeBreeze. Moms of tweens, you already know what I am talking about. ...more
Volunteering in a fifth grade class was difficult due to the smell.  I think parents concentrate ...more
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