SMS Audio announces new Sport headphone line

SMS Audio Announces Sport Headphones

It’s no secret that I love SMS Audio Headphones. I have reviewed them here on my blog as a sturdy and better-sounding alternative to other headphones for teens and have added them to every gift guide I’ve put together both here and over at iPhoneLife.com. SMS Audio makes an amazing set of headphones, and I was pretty excited to see this addition in a press release last week. I love working out with music playing and the only downfall of the SMS…

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Let's be an example for our teens and put down our phones. Nothing is worth it.

Let’s be an example for our teen drivers. #DecideToDrive

In just 18 short months, Michael will be able to get his learner’s permit for driving. While this makes me nervous, what really scares me is the state of other drivers “out there.” It seems that most of the people I see while driving are busy–too busy. Applying makeup, staring (literally) at their phone while texting or surfing the internet, eating lunch. The Virginia Transportation Institute reported that teen drivers who text are 23 times more likely to be involved…

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5 Summer Jobs for Teens (that look great on a resume!)

5 Summer Jobs for Teens (That look great on a resume!)

Summer is fast approaching, and your teen may be looking for a job to keep them occupied and to give them some extra cash. Or maybe you’re looking for a job for them… to keep them out of your wallet and off your couch! Be on the lookout for a great job, though, and not just one that will bring in some money. Though I’m referring to boys in this article, these are jobs that can be held by both boys and girls. There…

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When should I use a home drug test kit?

When should I use a home drug test kit?

This post is sponsored by Touch&Know®. The content is my own. Being a parent these days is tough. And by these days I mean the days of internet and smart phones. Parenting is more difficult now than it was 30 years ago, and it’ll only get harder. It’s easier for our kids to get into serious trouble and to find access to things they shouldn’t be around–I’m thinking about drugs. Thirty years ago it would be a little tougher to get access to…

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5 ideas for a summer scavenger hunt

Go on a Summer Scavenger Hunt!

Scavenger hunts are not only fun, they’re educational, too. Get creative and develop your own ideas, or modify any of these to make it fit for your local area and the age of your child. This is also a great idea for picnics or family reunions where there are teams working together. Mix things up and provide some more difficult items for tweens and teens and easier items for younger children so they don’t lose interest.  Nature Scavenger Hunts The…

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The 9 Emotions of a Teenager

The 9 Emotions of a Teenager

5 Easy April Fool's Day pranks for school-aged kids

5 Easy April Fools Pranks For School-Aged kids

April Fool’s Day is a great time to have some fun with your kids. There comes a time in every parent’s life when their kids are old enough to play pranks on, and that was a very special time in our house ;) Here are a few of our easy April Fools pranks for older kids: 1. Fill their juice cups with Jell-o the night before. Add a thin layer of juice to the top in the morning. This works…

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How to prevent apps from being deleted or downloaded onto an iPhone or iPad

How to prevent apps from being deleted or downloaded on an iPhone

As parents, we try to protect our kids. With the technology out right now, it’s not an easy job. It seems that all the kids have smartphones and iPads. When kids have access to things like the internet, parents should never be far away. We have to teach them to use technology safely just as we would teach them to ride a bike safely. Sometimes this means preventing access to something, like a private messaging app. Sometimes it means adding…

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Dangerous Apps For Teens

List of Dangerous Apps for Tweens and Teens

  Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today we’re checking phones. iPads. Tablets. Whatever your child is using to access the internet and play games is what you’ll be using. I’ll tell you a little about some apps that might require a second look, and I’m asking you to share any apps not on this list so we can all make one another aware. That’s right. We’re snooping. Except, we’re parents–so we’re being responsible. Pull ‘em out….

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Rob Dyrdek sets a Guinness World Record in CA yesterday with the Chevy Sonic.

Teen Favorite Rob Dyrdek Guinness World Record With Chevy Sonic!

It’s a fact. Teens love Rob Dyrdek. And stunts. Teens love stunts. Television star and former professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the Farthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a Car Thursday, February 13, 2014. He was driving (in reverse… did you catch that?) in a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic RS Turbo in Valencia, California. The Sonic, starting under $15,000, is the only sub-compact assembled in the U.S. and comes with the most standard safety equipment in…

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Why We Teach Our Kids To Love College Sports. Hint: It has to do with college planning!

Why We Teach Our Kids To Love College Sports

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday here at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m chatting about why we put an emphasis on college sports in our house. It’s not quite because we’re huge college sports fans, actually. It has to do with planning our kids’ future. ___________________ We have a fun rivalry in our  house between two state schools. Game days are pretty fun, but we find ways to pick on each other just about every day. We have team cups for…

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Three Things Teens Can Learn From Phil Robertson

Three Things Teens Can Learn From Phil Robertson

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been kicked off his own show for voicing his opinions about gays in a GQ interview. Go ahead and read the interview first–you might be surprised at what you see. I actually hadn’t read the entire interview before beginning to write this post, and had to go back and make a few changes after my eyes were opened. As big fans of the show, and as a mom who prides herself on raising her…

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The Best Family Game Apps!

Heads Up Is A Fun Family Game App!

Hey there! Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m sharing our favorite new family game app that you can play with an iPhone or iPad–it’s called Heads Up! I’m thinking of sharing some apps that are great for tweens and teens here every month, so let me know if this is something that interests you, and if you have any great apps you would like me to feature! Have you played Heads Up yet?…

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Family Halloween Costumes: Make Your Own Superhero

Family Halloween Costumes: Make Your Own SuperHero

We have an annual themed Halloween party and this is the first year we asked the kids to dress to theme with us–we usually just let them wear whatever they’re trick-or-treating in. This year, though–family Halloween costumes! We knew it was a lot to ask of the boys to dress to theme rather than what they would wear out with their friends, so we were enthusiastic with whatever they chose! We used dark fabric transfer paper for my cape, Steve’s…

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Tucson Author Meet and Greet

Are you busy on November 7th? We are! We will be heading to meet (yes, MEET!) Jeff Kinney at the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck party at the U of A bookstore, and I have two wristbands and a copy of the book to give away to one lucky reader! The wristbands are required for admittance to the event – each adult and child needs one. Don’t want to wait to see if you’ve won? Head over to…

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Facebook Privacy Settings For Teens & Quick Reference Chart For Privacy Settings

Facebook Privacy Settings For Teens

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m explaining what the new facebook changes mean for your teen. I’ll also help you find the settings to keep your teen safe online and explain why I’m not a fan of the new facebook privacy settings for teens. ———————– Facebook dislike image courtesy WikiMedia Commons. Teens 13 years of age and older are able to register for a facebook account. Previously, teens with facebook accounts had status updates defaulted…

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