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10 Reasons I Love Parenting My Teens

Though I’ve shed plenty of tears over my three teenage daughters, I have never subscribed to the belief that the teenage years are inevitably difficult for a parent to enjoy. There...

Down the Tumblr Rabbit Hole

I like to think I’m so cool, so hip, so now when it comes to social media. Turns out, I’m fast approaching Grandma status, and I didn’t even know it. Case in point:...

Where Credit Is Due

My oldest daughter graduated from high school this past weekend. Among a sea of well wishes for her, many people have been giving my husband and I a heartfelt...

The Myth of Parenting Older Children

  To recap (in case you’re new here – hi!), I have five kids: 17, 15, 13, 10, and 4. Oftentimes when I express frustration or fatigue as a Mother, I’m met with some...

Wordless Wednesday: “How To Read Literature Like a Professor”

{can you read the title of the book? if not, look at the title of this post. and then maybe you’ll get how hilarious it was to find my daughter sound asleep like this on the couch...

I’m Too Young To Have a Child This Old

It happens often when I mention my 17yo daughter to a stranger or someone I’m just getting to know, they ask in genuine surprise, “Are you old enough to have a senior in high...

Our Teens’ Mixed Review of Proactiv Acne-Fighting Products

I have three teenage daughters who, to a certain extent, are concerned with all the issues and interests you might expect teenage girls to be preoccupied with: fashion, beauty, books,...

Wordless Wednesday: Girls Gotta March

{here are my 17yo and 14yo daughters at their marching band’s “sneak preview” for parents the other night. my 17yo marches piccolo and is the co-leader of the band’s...

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