Category: Raising Teenagers

How To Encourage Your Teenager To Talk To You?

(Feature Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels) A big worry for parents when faced with raising teenagers (and even preteens sometimes!) is how do you get them to talk to you? Teenagers can be secretive, mysterious creatures. They can be moody and temperamental, prone to fly off… Continue Reading “How To Encourage Your Teenager To Talk To You?”

What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?

(Photo by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels) Apologies for the absence, dear readers. Pregnancy, heatwaves, moving (during said heatwaves!) and a million other things has made sitting down to write about as unappealing as…well a very unappealing thing. I don’t know. It’s still very hot… Continue Reading “What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?”

Teaching Your Kids To Cook – A Lesson In Patience?

Cooking With Kids as a Family from Pexels by August de Richelieu

(featured Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels) I almost always cook dinner in my house. My fiance and daughter make their own breakfasts and lunches, and are responsible for getting their own snacks, but dinner is all on me. Which is fine with me. For one… Continue Reading “Teaching Your Kids To Cook – A Lesson In Patience?”

We Didn’t Go School Supply Shopping This Year

My daughter went back to school – starting the 8th (!!!) grade – this week, and we did not buy school supplies this year. Let me back up a little and give you a little backstory about why this is a big deal to… Continue Reading “We Didn’t Go School Supply Shopping This Year”