I talk to my kids all day and every day. About everything. My kids and I have a very good open line of communication, especially thanks to losing their dad at a young age and blending our family which...
When my child was 11 years old I noticed their anxiety taking hold of them in a way I hadn’t seen before. I knew something wasn't right. During the pandemic, the first week of online schooling was harder than I...
My husband and I have three kids, two of which are almost 13 and 10 years old. For the past year or so, the topic of when to start leaving kids at home by themselves has come up a...
Hello, my name is Mary and I am a skater mom. My 11-year-old daughter has been skateboarding for over a year now and I must admit this has become one of my favorite hobbies of hers. It has been...
The transition from elementary to middle school is big. I was excited when my stepdaughter’s teacher sent an email asking parents or other special people in the students’ lives to write a letter to the student. The teacher would...
My 12-year-old son did not know how to save money. He just didn’t get the concept. The minute he had a $5 bill in his hand, he was asking to buy candy in the Target checkout line. “But I...
Parenting is never easy.  Every age and time in your child's life is full of seemingly endless changes. Once kids hit the age of 10 or so, you can see it coming…the dreaded phase…puberty.  When my daughter was in...
Do you date your kids? I really enjoy spending 1:1 time with my kids. We started this practice when my oldest son was three, and now that he's a teenager, we are still going on mother-son dates at least...
“Hey Elizabeth, could you get me some tampons when you go to the store?” It was said in a whisper in the hallway by my stepdaughter who was mortified to have to ask. A total stranger who came into...
My name is Mary, and I am a wrestling mom. I should clarify to add that I am a girl wrestler mom. I know, I didn’t see it coming either. Here’s how it happened and what I learned along...

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