Kristen Daukas

Kristen Daukas has been blogging since 2003 and currently oversees her own social media marketing agency which began 4 years ago. I was a top 5 finalist in the 2012 Shorty Awards for "Mom in Social Media".  I founded the site Ten to Twenty Parenting: A site exclusively for the parents of teens and tweens

Parenting with more humor than patience, my ultimate goal is to get all 3 out of the house without the use of force or therapy.  After a 7 year stint outside of Philly, we currently reside in the beautiful state of NC. I've been blogging since 2003 but apparently there are  a few missing years that I can't locate or remember and my red hair gives me super powers. 

During the day, I am the social media director for Atlantic Webworks and love helping our clients realize their full potential of reaching their customers using marketing and social media. 

The only babies I write about are how to avoid having one (or my beautiful niece..). You'll hear about the fun and excitement of having a teen and 2 tweens under one roof. I am as far from Junior League material as they get and have been banned from ever running for a spot on the PTA because I don't own pearls, matching cardigan sets and I hate Lillie Pulitzer. 

 

Questions Adult Children Need to Ask Their Parents

Little Mama had some surgery last week and being the dutiful (and only) daughter, I was right by her side to see her through it. It was also the first time she’s had anything major happened since before my  dad passed which means I was the one “in charge”.  When my dad was alive he was a classic type-a person....more

So You Think Kids Act Bad on Social Media?

…You should see how their parents act....more
I'm continually amazed by the terrible things people say when they're not face to face with someone.more

The 5 (new) Worst People on Facebook

Who Are the Buzzkills on Facebook?There have been plenty of posts about the “worst” people on Facebook.. the over-sharer, the vague-booker, the stalker… we’ve all seen them – we all know them. Some of us are them....more

I Don't Care About Your Diet or Your Extra Five Pounds

It's that time of the year when everyone is abuzz with New Year's resolutions. They include "lose weight," "exercise more," "get healthy," and a million others in between. I'm not against resolutions, but what I do hate to see is an unrealistic attitude and approach on the losing weight one -- and the biggest offenders are women....more
What a nice post! You really got to the heart of the matter with so many of us. I'm a size 12 ...more

Sex and the Teenage Girl

It’s no secret that I have three daughters. And now that they’re getting older, their maintenance is changing quite a bit. My role as a mom is changing quite a bit, too....more
@Lucy's Reality There's so much TO think about with this age group.more

Ten Things That Make Your Blog a Hot Mess

Is Your Blog a Hot Mess?I love the blogsphere. I have met some amazing bloggers in my 9 years and I have read a lot of posts on a lot of sites....more
I refuse to read a blog with colored/unique font. And it drives me crazy when I find a great ...more

Amazing Race Audition – And Now We Wait

I'd pretty much forgotten about the whole idea until one day, at the office, Adrienne tells me that she thinks WE should audition together as a team. I mean, we're both successful business women who aren't afraid of anything -- they'd be crazy to not pick us, right?! And I realize she has a point. Why not? We'd make a great team.. we complement each other extremely well and both have shrewd, mad analytical skills. We may not make it, but I know the one way to guarantee we don't make it -- and that's not to audition....more
@Kristen Daukas will do, been contemplating & plotting so when I the scheme is enforce I will ...more

The Great Four Hens and a Rooster Road Trip - 2014

Let's Go on an RV Road Trip! We (er.. I) have decided that next summer, we are going to take the mother-lode of vacations and do a 3 week RV road trip in the southwest....more

Fun Changes to Pinterest Announced!

We love Pinterest and last yesterday they rolled out some new changes that you’re going to love, too!Love to pin images of food? Love to share your favorite recipes? Then you’re going to bubble over when you hear that now your recipe pins will have cook time, ingredients, and servings!...more

Blogging Basics: Which Commenting Platform is the Best

Which Commenting Platform is the Best? Ask five bloggers which commenting system they use on their site and you will probably get five different answers. There are many, including but not limited to: WordPress Livefyre CommentLuv Disqus But which one is the best? ...more
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