Tag: teens

Hire Me SC Launches New Employment Resource for Families of People...

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Hire Me SC — a statewide workforce development campaign to increase employment outcomes for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities — launches a free online...

What Happens in Vegas…Is a Rite of Passage

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My husband and I have been entrusted with the care and guidance of three beautiful, divine feminine souls. When our first daughter was born,...

Ultimate Guide to Summer Reading Programs Around Columbia

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Summertime is upon us! Time to let littles relax and have fun…playing outdoors, staying up late, and reading! Reading? YES! Research shows that kids who do...

How I’m Raising My Children to Have a Positive Body Image

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I have always had an issue with food. And I'm betting I'm not the only woman who does.  I cannot remember a time where food...

What Mental Illness is REALLY Like (and Resources to Help)

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is meant to raise awareness of mental health issues and decrease the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. Growing up...

Middle School Here We Come!

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It doesn't seem that long ago that I was asking if my son was ready for kindergarten. And yet, somehow, here we are, wrapping...

The Talk About the Birds and the Bees

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Something unexpected happened this past Christmas. Between a trip to the zoo and going out to see Christmas lights, my eight-year-old started asking questions...

“The Social Dilemma” on Netflix :: A Dire Warning About The...

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My friends have been raving about Netflix's new documentary, The Social Dilemma. It's a  riveting documentary on the drawbacks of spending too much time...

A Letter to My 5th Grader Who’s Missing Important Milestones

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To My Precious Daughter, I know times are tough right now and you want to be in school more than anything. A break from classes...

Wings of Love :: Confessions of an Almost Helicopter Mom

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“Ugh, you’re such an airplane mom,” my daughter said to me one afternoon. I can’t remember what we were discussing, or what I was reminding...

Time Flies When You Have Tweens Too

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Here we go again... yet another reminder that time flies and your kids grow up so fast. I didn’t realize it until after the...

Middle Ground :: The Unexpected Joys of Parenting Tweens

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I have always been jealous of baby whisperers. I was not one. I will never be one. I truly love a newborn, but I...

Finding an Attitude of Gratitude When You Live with Middle Schoolers

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It’s the season of giving thanks, y’all! How’re you doing with it? I’ll be honest – I’m being challenged a little bit – teens and tweens...

How I Let My Son Go

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Last summer I gave my 13-year-old son the choice to go live with my parents. My mom saw that my son, my household, and...