Tag Archive: tweens

Drinking From the Well of Confidence

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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…

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…

{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…

Great Books: Jake Ransom and literary hoarding

My daughter has been waiting for almost a year for this book to come out. She’s read every single book in the series and had this on advance order with Amazon. She tore through this in a little over a day. Sort of like devouring a meal. In one big bite. I’m happy for her,…

Tween Halloween Costume Hall of Shame!

It’s that time of year again. That time when market forces seem to dictate that ten year olds should dress in fetish wear and ask strange men for candy.  For one night, just one night… we can turn all the regular stuff on it’s ear. It’s one thing for adults to embrace the pageantry of…

Bacon Hotdogs & Fashion Finds: Shopping in the Alley!

This weekend we went shopping with pals in LA’s Fashion District shopping mecca – Santee Alley. It’s no Beverly Hills but for a tween or teen girl the 99 cent shops full of fashion jewelry, the 5 for $20 sunglasses and the cheap handbags are a shopping dream come true. The alley is always great…