Drinking From the Well of Confidence


Yesterday I caught my four year old son leaping and twirling in front of a couple of paintings-in-progress by my 12 year old. He was amazed by her work and seemed to be having a bit of an “in body” experience with it – jump, spin, look. Tumble, turn upside down, look. The art was…

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


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…

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


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…

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The Perfect Age for Disney


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…

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How To Chalk Your Hair: Temporary Streaks {Tutorial}


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…

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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…

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