Teens and Romantic Relationships: A Positive Spin

Does the mere mention of teens and relationships send your mind reeling toward sex and drama? Gulp. Scoot on over and pass the sunscreen, because we are in the same boat as you. But who can really blame us? It’s been a theme of literature and entertainment since way before Snapchat. Romeo and Juliet, anyone? […]

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Talking Politics with Friends

Is the art of talking politics with friends lost? Check out these opinions! Click To Tweet In this election year, the art of talking politics, policies, plans, and ideologies seems to be on life support. Name-calling and mudslinging are the opening volleys to “discussions” that are frequently ended with broad brushstrokes like “All Republicans/Democrats are […]

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No One Talks About College Rejections . . . Except Us

This time last year, we were yoked to our inbox and our mailbox. Once you have submitted all the college applications and sent the last high school transcript, it begins. We were spring-loaded in our anticipation. Like puppies, we bounced to the window at the sound of the mail truck pulling up in front of the […]

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How to Know if a Cut Needs Stitches

In case you’re new here, an important piece of introductory information is that I have my M.D. I use it for everything . . . except making money. Another important thing to know is that I walked away from the career because it was not a good fit for me; I was not asked to […]

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Mom By Her First Name is Still As Sweet

We took a little break from podcasting but we are back and ready to talk. Because our conversations in our podcasts flow right from our actual talks, we know this is a real question out there. To catch you up: some teens at the snack bar addressed Ellen by first name. Some hackles were raised. Some were not. And […]

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Easy Hack to Use Any K-Cup in Your Keurig 2.0

This is a story of capitalism, big coffee, and the woman who would not be oppressed by their diabolical ways. Okay, maybe that is a bit dramatic.  Anyway . . . I enjoy, crave, and need coffee, but I am often running short on time. When I was gifted a Keurig with its magical ability […]

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Easy Breakfast in Bed Ideas

Even if you lean heavily to the “Hallmark made this holiday up” side of the great debate about Valentine’s Day, you should know that lots of people disagree including the one you may have committed to love, honor, and share the remote with for all eternity. But before you start stressing about gifts or holiday […]

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Parents: 10 Survival Tips for College Prep Stress

Even the most even-keeled junior or senior can melt down from the pressure of trying to prepare for college. All of the work just gets piled onto the everyday tribulations of being a teenager they’re already suffering through. Trips to the guidance office leaves students with huge to-do lists and everything escalates simultaneously. Calculus exams […]

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Teach Kids to Take Responsibility for Their Schoolwork

You know how foals basically drop out of the womb trotting? Wouldn’t it be great if human babies had some self-sufficiency like that? Minus the hoofs, of course. Instead, they are helpless lumps who train us parents from early on to take care of all of their needs . . . and it’s hard to […]

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