American Girl’s Latest Puberty Book Is Just for Boys — and I Need It as Much as My Son

 

My soon-to-be 10-year-old son came to me yesterday and said, “Mom, I have a spider bite on my nose. It hurts.”

That was no spider bite. It was a pimple. A BIG one. His first.

“That, my friend, is a pimple,” I said with a lighthearted giggle. “Welcome to puberty!

7 Tips for Taking Your Teen to Disney That Will Clinch Your Status as the “Fun Mom”

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You have a teen. A bored teen. A been-there-done-that-I’m-not-impressed-by-much teen. Maybe it’s time for a vacation. Maybe it’s time for fun. Or maybe it’s time for some much-needed, long overdue magic.

I get it. As the mom of a 14-year-old son, coming up with new and fresh ways to connect and have fun with my teen isn’t always easy. When he’s not on his phone, he’s sleeping. When he’s not sleeping, he’s eating. And when he’s not eating, it’s only because “there’s nothing good to eat.”

So how could I wow him off of his phone and from lounging on the couch and into an experience that was sure to last a lifetime? Through Disney, of course.

There Is One Crucial Piece of Safety Gear So Many Baseball Parents Overlook

As a brand new baseball parent, there’s a lot I don’t know. How do you choose a proper glove? What size bat is best? How do you read this fancy playoff schedule bracket thingy? Of larger concern for any new baseball parent is the issue of safety. From helmets to jock straps and proper warm-ups […]

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Princess Diana for a Day

As a little girl, I had one big dream: to becoming a nurse-princess. Sure, it hadn’t been done before, but I could have certainly been the first. I’d wear scrubs by day and gowns by night, and it all sounded rather practical until I learned that nurses have to deal with…blood. The very word made […]

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Do You Check Your Kid’s Grades Online…Like, A Lot?

Step away from the grade portal…

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Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, Day 5

For the full DSMMC experience, click here for our pre-conference day, day 1, day 2 , day 3 , and day 4. We woke up Saturday morning docked at the beautiful Disney-owned island of Castaway Cay (pronounced “Key”) in the Bahamas. With perfect 75°F temps, white sand beaches, and crystal clear water, we were all […]

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Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, Day 4

For the full DSMMC experience, click here for our pre-conference day, day 1, day 2 , and day 3. Day 4, whew! It was a big day. I have so much to share; I almost don’t even know where to begin! I know, I’ll start with breakfast with my husband at Cabanas, the all-you-can-eat-and-then-some buffet […]

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Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, Day 3

For the full DSMMC experience, click here and here and here first. What’s better than breakfast burritos? Breakfast burritos with an advanced screening, that’s what! We headed over to Disney Springs (FL’s version of CA’s Downtown Disney for you SoCal locals) to see Disney Nature’s Born in China set for release on Earth Day, April […]

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Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, Day 2

For the full DSMMC experience, click here and here first. Image credit: Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Picture it: Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Just me and a few of my favorite influencers enjoying Epcot. See me? I’m right there. RIGHT THERE. Yes! On the left. And oh, what a beautiful morning it was! First, we […]

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Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, Day 1

If you haven’t already, click here for our pre-conference adventure at Epcot! First day of DisneySMMC! First day of DisneySMMC! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! We spent the morning getting the lay of the beautiful Port Orleans Riverside land. I could try to describe all the beauty on the bayou, but pictures are way […]

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