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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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Gray Hair, Septums & Knuckle Rings: Teen Fashion Trends that Make us Say Huh?

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UPDATED May 30th, 2018  Just when you thought fashion trends like tattoos were the absolute worst thing your baby-faced teenager would be asking you permission or your opinion on, things just got all the more perplexing. Fashion trends from…
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15 Trendy Terms Your Teen is Using That You Might Want to Learn

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UPDATED April 18th, 2018 YOLO! #fungry! Grinding today. Anyone else confused out of their minds when they hear some of the trendy new slang terms our teens are using? Now, we can think back to our own teenage years and recall a few choice…
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Understanding Kawasaki Syndrome

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  UPDATED November 15th, 2017 Mother’s Day, 2009—My husband is in Maryland visiting his very ill grandmother. My toddler is with my mother.  Our plans for brunch were canceled. I’m in the emergency room of the local children’s…
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Slumber Party Ideas for the New Era

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The slumber party is an age-old right of passage for tween girls. Boys like a good sleepover too, but, for girls, they're truly a special bonding experience. Most moms have fond memories from their childhood, however hosting a slumber party…
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Ageless Reads: 15 YA Books that Grown-Ups Love Too

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There’s no getting around it: the best Young Adult books have gotten so much better than when we were actually young adults. Like maturing teens, we’ve all grown to the point that we can read the Harry Potter series or devour the Twilight…
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Sex Talk: When and How to Educate Your Kids

Sex talk with the kids is not an easy issue. You’re in the car with your kids listening to a pop station. Suddenly, the lyrics explode in your ears: And I know you be getting so horny Cause you be sending me texts Like boy just get your…
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A Tween Guide to Puberty

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When children reach age 10 they are already on the verge of becoming adolescents. Tween boys and girls (pre-adolescents ages 9-12) will experience significant changes as puberty hits and parents need to discuss these changes with them. Physical,…
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How to Combat Bullying

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The photos make like them look like girls who could be in my daughter’s middle school; however, I’m not looking at yearbook photos, I’m looking at the mug shots of two Florida tweens charged with felony aggravated stalking. Police say…
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Mom Punishes 11-Year-Old Daughter for Twerking

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The fallout continues in the wake of Miley Cyrus’ VMA twerking debacle. Although this form of rump shaking has been around since the early ‘90s, 2013 has officially brought the rear front and center. And 11-year-old Jamie Hena is the latest…