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Cyberbullying and text threats - what parents need to know

What do Parents Need to Know About Cyber-bullying?

Social Media and Technology, Teens By February 8, 2019 Tags: , , , , 28 Comments

What is cyber-bullying? If you’ve been around here for any amount of time, you may remember that we’ve had our fair share of “mean girls” and various forms of bullying. The first time that I felt a need to step in was when M was in the 5th grade and that’s when I learned a hard lesson of parenting: Unless…

five things I want my teen to know

Dear Teens: Life is Harsh and Other Things You Need to Know

Latest, Teens By March 20, 2017 Tags: , , , 7 Comments

Life Lessons for Teens We’re 5 years into this teenage thing with another 6¬†years ahead of us and there are some days that I am as clueless as I was when they were babies and toddlers. At least when they were little and cried you could pretty much narrow down what their problems were. Now when one of them cries,…

A letter to my Senior on your last first day of school

A Letter to the Class of 2017 on Your Last, First Day of School

Teens By August 27, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

To My High School Senior, So here we are. The moment you’ve been waiting for and the moment I, as well as many other parents, have been dreading since your first day of Kindergarten. Today is the first day of your Senior year of high school. Or as I see it – your last first day. We’ve had 13 of…

Back to school shopping lists for high school and middle school.

Back to School Supply Lists for High School and Middle School

Lifestyle By August 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

I hate to bust your summer bliss bubble, but it’s August and while it’s still early in August, everyone knows what’s looming around the corner… Back to School. Hey. Don’t kill the messenger – I’m just reporting the facts. And while you may be the one in a hundred who’s thinking “but I don’t WANT school to start back” you,…


Dealing with the Freshman Blues

Teens By February 19, 2013 Tags: , , , 30 Comments

This is the #iPPP of the week that makes me a little sad: I’m not sure how this happened. I swear it was just last year that we were in PA getting her ready for half day kindergarten at Mill Creek Elementary. It was such a foreign world to us. Far removed from the gluesticks and construction paper of preschool….


Social Media and the Death of Social Meetings

Lifestyle, Social Media and Technology By October 8, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 5 Comments

This past weekend was my 25th High School reunion. Other than the perplexing thought of “how can it be that 25 years have passed since I graduated high school” we had a great time catching up as most of us haven’t seen each other since our 20th reunion. 5 years ago I was probably one of the few of my…