Tag: teenager

Depression in Middle School

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120 days ago my 7th grade daughter told me that she’s had fairy regular thoughts about killing herself. One month ago, she took her first...

Supply List for the Middle School Mom

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I remember the middle school years like they were yesterday. The cool, caustic burn of a Clearasil wipe straight from the little plastic tub....

Lunch Ideas & Kitchen Tips for the Middle Schooler Who Is...

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Do you have school age kids who are staying home alone this summer? If so, then my question for you is this: do you...

A Love Letter to My Rising Middle Schooler

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You asked me to cuddle tonight, and it was bliss. I mean, it was way too late and you needed to be in bed...

We Sent Our Kids off on the Soda Cap Connector and...

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Gone are the good old days. Gone are the days when children hop on their bikes in the morning, spend the day exploring with...
10 Parenting Rites of Passage for the First 10 Years | Columbia SC Moms Blog

10 Parenting Rites of Passage for the First 10 Years

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I remember my baby shower well. I'd never changed a diaper. The only babysitting experience I had was playing with younger cousins on holidays...

Easy to Love, But Hard to Like

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I have a kid who is easy to love. Oh my gosh, she is SO easy to love. She is kind with an enormous heart....

Sneaking Social Media – What’s a Parent to do?

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I was in the middle of another post a when a "thing" happened here, so: plot twist. Allow me to set the scene… The Professor...

The Unbreakable Bond I Have With My Teenage Daughter

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Every day she changes. Her hair gets just a little longer, her face gets a tad bit thinner, she grows just a smidge taller,...

The Best Summer Toy for Moms and Middle School Boys

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Remember playing Chutes and Ladders together? Candyland? Connect Four? Uno? I loved those games. OK, not Candyland. I have a few good fuzzy memories of playing Candyland...

Teenager and Toddlerhood, at the Same Time

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“They grow up so fast. It happens in the blink of an eye.” For years I have heard other, more experienced parents utter these words...

When Your Teen is Troubled

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My son turned 13 a few months ago and his behavior is spiraling out of control. Like a lot of parents of teenagers, I...

A Letter to (my) Teen Daughters

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Dear daughters, I know you are no longer little girls with multiple ponytails and barrettes and carrying around your "lovey."  But that is often what I still...

The Incredible Shrinking Mom

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I'm 5'4". Clearly I'm not unaccustomed to being one of the shorter ones in a crowd, especially since my footwear is most often flip...