Entries by Los Tweens


Steak Tostadas Your Kids Will Love

If the tweens had it their way, taco night would be every night. The same ground beef tacos with all of the toppings over and over again. I love to cook and use it as my creative outlet. But just like no artist creates the same painting more than once, I rarely create the same […]


The Importance of Talking to Your Kids About Tragedy

Just like with so many things for our tweens—it’s getting harder and harder to shelter them from the world’s tragic events. This week’s senseless murder of innocent children and teachers is another unfortunate tragedy that provides a lesson in starting to talk very realistically with our growing children. Before they hear it from their friends, […]


Spending Summers With Grandparents

Here’s the scene.. The camp director marched out to the playground yelling my name.  Huffing and mumbling under her breath, she grabbed me by the arm and dragged me inside the lunch room.  Lunch had long been over and all of the tables were empty.  Except, there was one person still there staring at the […]


Who Really Has Access to Your Tweens’ Emails?

Does your tween have an email account or are you considering allowing them to create one?  Between the ages of 7 and 12, children become proficient readers, writers and technology users.  It has become almost a given that tweens have email addresses.  And while parents may have put in place the proper safety nets to […]

Dads on Love & Valentine’s Day

I’m very fortunate to have a father who expressed care from a young age.  It’s often assumed that mothers show their love and dads have a harder time.  One of my favorite Valentine’s memories is a coin bank that my ‘Pa’ gave me when I was about 9.  It was the ‘little shop of love’.  […]