teaching your teens personal responsibility

Teach Your Teen Personal Responsibility: Five Easy Tasks They Can Do on Their Own

Have you ever wondered what you can do to teach your teen personal responsibility? You’re not alone. Confession: I’ve woken up my teenager for school every day since he started kindergarten… This year, it bit me in the butt. During the first week of my teen’s sophomore year, I forgot to act as his human …

It’s Ok to Let Your Children See You Cry

Have you ever wondered if it was healthy to let your children see you cry? A few months ago, my 7th grader tried out for the school basketball team. For months, he had brushed up on his ball handling, dribbling, and shooting skills. As a parent, you know when your child really wants to crush …

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Teach Your Kids to Edit Their Own Writing Like Pros

What if you could teach your kids to edit their own writing like pros? THE WHAT: We all know kids spend hours writing in school, yet overall student writing quality has declined. In my own home, I noticed errors in my children’s written work–errors that were overlooked by teachers. I can’t blame our educators. After …

Selling Kids Clothes on Poshmark: A Busy Mom’s How-To Guide

Are you looking for a flexible side hustle you can do from the comfort of your own home? If so, then selling kids clothes on Poshmark is a legit gig for you. Hear me out… When my sister schooled me on selling my piles of used kids clothes on Poshmark, I had my doubts. It …

Meal Prep & Planning: A Busy Mom’s Sanity-Saving Tips

There are oodles of benefits to family meal prep and planning. For me, a busy mom of four active kids, the benefits are: It’s a time-saver because it takes the guesswork out of lunches and dinners. It makes my life easier when our schedule is stacked with activities. We avoid mid-week trips to the pizza …

How To Stop Caring About Your Teen’s Messy Room

The start of the 2020-21 academic year loomed large on the horizon. Soon my four kids would be remote learning from the desks in their bedrooms. After six months of social distancing in the home, the kids’ rooms had fallen into a state of chaos. It was time to right the sinking ship. I spotted …

Book Review: ‘Make Your Kid a Money Genius’ by Beth Kobliner

Talking to Your Kids About Money A year ago, my mother-in-law gave us Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even if You’re Not). I finally got around to reading it. It’s an instruction manual on how to help your children develop financial mindfulness. Beth Kobliner offers tips on how to talk to your children about …

How My Teens Are Beating the Quarantine Blues

During the early days of quarantine, my teens exchanged witty banter and funny memes. Uproarious laughter echoed throughout our home. Sure, they experienced their fair share of fear, confusion, and unrest, but the mood around here was upbeat. Distance learning was review. They slept until noon. Bedtime shifted later and later. They binged Netflix shows, …