Book Review ~ Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle

        When I was asked to review the book Ending The Parent – Teen Control Battle by Neil D. Brown LCSW, my honest thoughts were: Awesome, I love reviews. And it’s age appropriate vs the toddler books I’m … Continued

First Day of School Traditions

The first day of school can be rough. For both the kids and parents. I know in my mind I’m always planning this big celebration I’ll be having once they’re gone for the day! But I usually spend the day wondering if they are … Continued

The Weekend Beach Train

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The Inland Empire (IE) in Southern California is a pretty cool (actually very HOT!) place to live. You’re only about an hours drive away from all of the amazing things SoCal has to offer. And it’s way more affordable. The … Continued

How to Survive the Beach with a Group of Teenage Boys

      I recently spent an amazing day at the beach. Now let me tell you, this was not just any ordinary beach day. This was a day I spent with my youngest, 15, and six of his friends.Yep! … Continued

Cozy Phones

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      We are a music loving, YouTube watching family. But we don’t always agree on what to listen to. Okay fine, we never agree.  One thing we do agree on is that earbuds aren’t very comfortable. Like not comfortable … Continued

Summer With Teens ~ Expectations vs Reality

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The kids start getting excited about summer break months before it’s actually here. So naturally, I start dreaming about carefree late nights, sleeping in, lazy days, and quality time spent with the kids. Oh and June gloom! You know, the … Continued

School’s Out for Summer!

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As I watched my boys drive off to school this morning, the last day of the school year, I had such mixed emotions. Part of me was thinking YES, summer break! Sleeping in, relaxing, no homework, beach days, more time … Continued

Awesome Deal To Kick Off Summer!

Is it just me, or is this year flying by? It probably didn’t help that my boys started counting down the weeks til summer break in… oh… February. But now they are counting down the days! And even though they don’t get … Continued

Drive Safe ~ The Kids Learn From You

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Now, I know I’m not the only one who made a conscious effort to be a better person when the kids were little. You know, keeping my language in check (believe me, that was effin hard!), saying please and thank you, controlling my … Continued

Book Review ~ Girls’ Weekend

I just finished reading Girls’ Weekend by Cara Sue Achterberg. And loved it! Don’t worry if you haven’t seen it out yet, I got to read it early. It’s not even available for sale until May 3, 2016. As the … Continued

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