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How to Throw a Sweet 16 Party on a Budget

How to Have a Sweet 16 Party on a Budget

Lifestyle, Teens By February 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

Sweet 16 Birthday Parties Remember when your baby turned 1 and you had the biggest bash ever? Complete with smash cake (yes, millennial moms, we originated that idea 😉 ) and all the Winnie the Pooh decorations you could find. You probably spent a fair amount of money because it was the FIRST! birthday and your baby deserved that! Then…


She’s Got a Ticket to Ride: Wordless Wednesday

Teens By November 26, 2014 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Remember this day? The day you got your freedom and your ticket to ride? Somebody please stop this ride.. it’s going too fast.   Ticket To Ride I think I’m gonna be sad I think it’s today, yeah The girl that’s driving me mad Is going awayShe’s got a ticket to ride She’s got a ticket to ride She’s got…


A Birthday Message to My 14 Year Old Daughter

Parenting By September 24, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 13 Comments

Dear Mackenzie, Today is your 14th birthday and the only reason that I can write this post is because I know that you never come over to this part of the woods. I can’t believe that 14 years ago you came  into this world and immediately changed everything that I knew to be good and replaced it with something amazing….


Hey Society – Get Your Opinions Off My Body

Teens By January 14, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , 7 Comments

Did you see this article? I saw it late last night and LOVED it. Even posted it to my Facebook page. In the spread, size 12 model Katya Zharkova poses nude next to a “straight size” model to show the differences between them. I loved it… thought it was a beautiful spread, truer words were never spoken. Then one of my…


Join Me Over At Ten to Twenty Parenting

Teens By January 13, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

One of the things that I quickly noticed as I buckled down and got serious with this blog is that I couldn’t find communities or sites that focused on what mattered to me – teens and tweens. Like many, when I started my blog my girls were of the normal age that mom blog sites catered to – babies and toddlers….