How I'm Teaching My Teens to Spend Their Own Money and Less of Mine If you're a parent, guardian or relative to teenagers then you know how trying it can be to "teach" them anything. At this stage of life, they know it all, have done it all and are moving on to bigger asinine better … Continue reading A Lesson in Dollars and Cents – Teaching Teens About Money
...and suddenly you realize words like days from hell aren’t that farfetched…at all. In fact, you almost believe you coined the phrase. The last 2 days have been hell; not that I’ve ever been and can now recount it like yesterday’s dinner menu (which incidentally was homemade garlic/savory hummus, warm Taandori naan, coconut jasmine rice and turmeric … Continue reading My Teen Daughter’s a Bully and I’m Okay With That
It's been a while. Too long of a while. For that, I'd like you to join me in thanking and applauding the following: Fearlessness. I eventually got off my back side, quit dreaming about doing stuff and actually started doing stuff. Out of that came Selena's Write, Mane-N-Curl and a host of other goodies, I've … Continue reading That Time I Shipped My Kids Off to a Foreign Country and Partied Like A Rock Star!
It's no secret that I parent two of the planet's best teenagers, on my own. When I first embarked on that journey, I can readily admit that I was angry, bitter, overwhelmingly devastated and understandably at a complete loss. Back then, it was a journey I wished I never took. Today, it's the journey I'll … Continue reading Hope Deferred No More – What to Do When Reconciliation Comes Knocking
Yesterday was March 14th. It wasn't my birthday. It wasn't a holiday--that I know of. It was, for all intents and purposes, an ordinary day. On this ordinary day, my teenagers went to school while I kept myself entertained with the day-to-day musings of administrative tasks in the finance-driven world that is my job. I … Continue reading Out of the Mouth of Babes – Sometimes the Truth Just Is