Nobody Warned Me (Thoughts from a mom of older kids)

Nobody warned me. Thoughts from the mom of older kids.

When the boys were younger, I volunteered in their classroom. I made dinner and gave them baths and did everything else a “normal” mom would do, dreaming of the days that they would be self-sufficient. I longed for the day they wouldn’t cry at the drop of a hat. The day when they would stop asking for…

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I’m Sick Of Being The Good Parent

I'm Sick Of Being The Good Parent

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today we’re talking about being the good parent. You know, the one who doesn’t want to be their kid’s best friend. _______________________________________________ I held out on Michael playing Rated M video games for as long as I could. It got to the point that all of…

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CocoonKids: Safe Internet Browsing For Your Tweens!


Michael has a smartphone and to be honest, I’m not too thrilled with it. It makes me nervous that he has access to the entire internet and I don’t have much control over what he does. Safe internet browsing for kids isn’t the easiest thing to come by and the programs I have looked into…

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Fun Facebook Memes… Or Are They? {Tween/Teen Tuesday}

The hidden dangers of Facebook Memes

Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesdays at! I hope you’ll come share your posts about your not-so-little-but-not-so-big kids with me. Michael has a new favorite past time. He sends me things. More than “things,” he sends me these – (I think they’re called memes – rhymes with themes – but Karen calls them “Creative…

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Concerts With Tweens. Not What You’d Think.


This summer, I have had the opportunity to take both of my boys to concerts – separately, because Michael wouldn’t be dragged into Demi Lovato and I wouldn’t let Jack anywhere near Pitbull. My observation? Concerts with tweens are tricky – Concerts attended as an adult are completely different than concerts attended as the adult. Jack and…

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