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Tag: teenagers

Motherhood is the High School Throwback I Didn’t See Coming

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How many of you remember your first day of high school, particularly walking into your first class? I remember so vividly searching for a...

Peeing My Pants (and other things I do to bond with...

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Daily, and I mean DAILY, I am trying to figure out my parenting game with my tween daughter.  I have a 14 year old...

5 Ways to Annoy Your Teens & Preteens

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It's not a secret that teenagers can be a challenge, but come on, toddlers are a challenge too.  So really, parenting in general is...

True Life: Growing Up with a Suicidal Parent

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This post is part of our True Life series where OKC moms are sharing real trials & tribulations they have gone through as mothers, as wives,...

9 Things Adoption Taught Me {And Advice for Other Parents}

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Adoption has such a special place in my heart and is a huge part of my life. I cheer for families in the process...

The Dressing Room Next Door – What I Wanted Her to...

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One evening, my little girl and I decided to go to Target just for fun. My daughter has her 5th birthday coming up and she...

An Open Letter to My Middle Schooler

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I do it every day you get out of the car for school.  I watch you walk up to the building and can't believe...

The Dreaded Middle School Years

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The year you send your child to middle school is the year so many of us dread. We ask the parents of older kids...

Raising Our Girls in a Miley Cyrus World

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  She was beautiful. Her long, blonde hair was pulled into a messy bun on top of her dainty head. Her skin was golden, evidence of...

Talking to Children About Sex: 10 Things All Parents Should Do

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Say it loud, say it proud -- Penis! Vagina! Masturbation! Piece of cake, right? Now say that in front of your kid… Believe it or not,...

Are “B”s Bad?

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It is that time of year again - report card time! And I will tell you that we are praying that our oldest gets a...

When Do I Let Go?

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I am a rookie mom of a middle-schooler.   My oldest is in the 6th grade.  Almost immediately I saw the changes in him....