Tag Archive: Teens

Would You Let Your Teen Watch These Sex Ed Videos?

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Warning: The videos below contain frank discussion about sex and human anatomy and more than few f-bombs, so don’t hit play if you are easily shocked and offended. When I first watched these videos, I was a little shocked. Firstly, because Laci Green looks like she could be a classmate of my 13yo daughter (surprise,…

PBTeen Opens in South Coast & My Kids Demand New Rooms.

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Late last month PBTeen opened a store in South Coast Plaza and all of my kids promptly demanded a bedroom makeover. Even the 5 year old. He was way more impressed with the fuzzy chairs at PBTeen than any of the insanely cute little kid stuff I tried to fob off on him from Land of Nod,…

Coffee Talk: “Emergency” Bags for Tween & Teen Girls

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I’m going to discuss a sort of sensitive subject with you, which is why I require a cup of coffee first. Pour yourself some before you read on. Remember when your kids were in preschool and you would get ready for a new school year by packing a bag with “emergency supplies”? I do. I’m…

Kool Aid Dip Dye your Hair & Take Pics With the Kool Aid Man

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Summertime is a great time for tweens and teens to try out new looks. My daughter and her friends had a blast dip dying their hair with Kool Aid and taking pictures with Kool Aid Man via the Kraft Foods Photo Booth App. Here’s a short video and full instructions for dying hair & taking…

The Perfect Age for Disney

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I’ve just returned from Disneyworld. It was a lovely, idyllic trip. We brought our two sons, and we left the tween/teen girls behind. People gave us a look when we first announced this plan. One of those “Are you really sure you know what you are doing with this whole parenting thing?” looks.  How could…

How To Chalk Your Hair: Temporary Streaks {Tutorial}

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Ever wish you could do something wild with your hair? Wild but not permanent, expensive or difficult? Chalking is for you. It’s easy, (relatively) cheap and fast. Results last around 3 shampoos.  Here is what you’ll need: It’s easiest if you wet the chalk by dipping in the water. Use your fingertips to dampen the…

You Can’t Call your Teenager in “Snooki”

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I thought I’d heard it all when it came to reasons for missing school. Injuries, illness, bad hair days, break-ups, boyfriends. Really, really, bad PMS. But this was a new one. I was attending a conference when my cell phone started to jiggle and buzz urgently and repeatedly. Note: This is the sort of thing…

Fab New Facebook Feature for Moms

My brilliant developer husband just came up with a new Facebook feature for me. Check out the toolbar from this screenshot. I’m going to be using this option a lot!

{Momversation} How Late is too Late To Start Something?

I was shocked when my 11 year old told me it was too late for her to be good at anything. Is my 6th grader really over the hill? Is it too late for her to pursue her dreams of dance or team sports? What do you think? Click through and leave your comments at…

The Stupidest Sexy Costumes for Halloween

Remote Control Costume I’m taking break from my usual rant about overly sexual teen/tween costumes. It’s like beating my head against the wall. Honestly the problem is not going away and yes it is still on my mind as the mom of teen/tween girls, but I’d rather laugh than cry this year. Plus, I have…