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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