I was surprised to learn that some of my friends consider me a “young” mom. At 38, with two kids and a career, I don’t feel very young anymore! I mostly feel old and tired. 🙂 But as my older (almost 50) friend M. patiently explains, when you have your first child at 28 and your second at 30, that’s considered pretty young in today’s standards.
Many of us were brought up to believe that we can “have it all” – that a woman can have a family AND a thriving career, and that the fact that we are women should never hold us back professionally.
It’s completely natural for teenagers to prefer the company of their peers to that of their parents. But teens do need your guidance and they need to know that they can rely on you. One of the biggest challenges of parenting teens is walking the fine line between “being there” and “nagging.” Here are a few tips for creating natural opportunities to connect with your teenager without forcing yourself on them.
No one likes to think about it, but being prepared for a disaster – whether natural or man made – is an essential part of taking care of your family. You don’t need to think about it and worry about it every single day, but you should definitely have an emergency plan in place, share it with your family, and review it together once a year.
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Mom Jeans have a high waist, front pleats, a generous rear side and tapered legs. Can jeans possibly get more unflattering than this? Yes they can, if they come in a light wash, as most mom jeans do!
Darn! The brown sugar is as hard as a rock again. The chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for brown sugar and you just know it won’t taste the same if you use white sugar instead. What do you do now?
I love our family game nights.
I don’t know how things are for you, but I never spend as much time with my kids as I would like to. Between working part time, managing the house, driving them to play dates and to after school activities and making sure they do their homework, we rarely find the time to just spend time together and have fun.