Tag: teens

Dear New Parents, I’m Watching You

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I see you, new Moms and Dads. I see you with your first precious baby all wrapped in coordinated outfits and blankets. I see...

To My Teenage Daughter

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This week marks a milestone in my mothering. I will officially enter a phase that I have both longed for and dreaded, sometimes for...

My Kids Don’t Have Smartphones and I’m Not Sorry

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I am a child of the '80s and came of age in the '90s. Technology was limited to the Walkman, then the Discman, cable...

Letting Your Child Fail and Other Impossible Feats

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Recognizing the importance of letting your child fail and watching it unfold in front of you are two very different things. In my younger days...

Memes, YouTube, and Ukuleles: How My Teenager Checks In

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One of my very favorite things about parenting would have to be those moments when, after a bout of independence, your child comes running...

Attack of the 6-Foot Trick-or-Treater

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Just like the “How to be a Perfect Parent” book that still doesn’t exist, I don’t think there is any real guideline for how...

7 Tips for Having “The Talk” with Your Kids

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Many parents avoid "the talk" because they are uncomfortable, or they don't really know how to bring the subject up. Some think that saying...

Knoxville’s Spring Consignment Sales

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The time is once again upon us - spring consignment sale season! Get your shopping baskets ready, ladies! February Jack and Jules Infant through teen clothing, furniture,...