Talking to Your Teens About Sex

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This was one of the most popular posts here in 2014. I've added a little bit to it as events unfolded for us that I never saw coming.  Talking to your teens about sex starts way before the teen years. I never had a conversation about sex growing up. I don’t even think we talked about periods, pregnancy, or boys, for that matter, so everything felt like a mystery to me.  And a dirty one at that, but I was curious and had these feelings I didn’t know what to do about. So, I experimented and got into situations I didn’t ... [Continue Reading]

16 Things I Want My 16 Year-Old Twins to Know


They are turning 16 today. SIXTEEN! I'm not sure whether to be ecstatic that we've made it this far or cry because it's all going by so fast. The problem with them turning 16 is that I remember being 16 and wow, just wow. So, as we celebrate this milestone today, these are the 16 things I want my 16 year-old twins to know today, on their birthday. 1. Since we told you could date when you were 16, I suppose we have to honor this agreement even though I cannot possibly imagine liking anyone you bring home for us to ... [Continue Reading]

The Power of the Dinner Table

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One thing I experienced growing up was eating dinner as a family at our kitchen table. If you've read my blog very long you already know that that didn't last into my teenage years, but I remember clearly sitting around the table as a little girl eating my mom's cooking.  It was my first glimpse of the power of the dinner table and also, the subsequent lack of it. I remember that my mom had a rotation of meals that went something like this: spaghetti, then swiss steak (anyone else remember this?), meatloaf with ... [Continue Reading]

How to Make a Boo Bag {Halloween}

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Have you ever been Boo-ed at Halloween? It's one of those annoying, yet fun things that happens during this season and we just got it yesterday. Here, I'm going to teach you how to make a boo bag so you can surprise you own neighbors! Getting Boo-ed is when someone rings your doorbell and leaves behind a cute pumpkin or bag filled with candy and junk for your kids.  You also get a secret message about what being Boo-ed is about and a sign to place on our front door.  This is to alert other neighbors that your family ... [Continue Reading]

ADHD or OSA? Find Out the Difference with Easy Peezy


Disclosure:I was compensated by Easy Peezy for this post. Stories are mine and all true.  My twins were born 9 weeks early and both experienced a variety a health issues as babies. But as they grew into toddlerhood and those things faded away we were thankful that we actually had really healthy kids without any complications. So, when our daughter was in the third grade and begun to exhibit ADHD symptoms, we immediately started down the road to diagnosis. Sure enough, after a battery of tests, she was diagnosed with ... [Continue Reading]