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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The 9 Emotions of a Teenager

The 9 Emotions of a Teenager

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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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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DIY Tween Boy COOL Costume RoundUp

DIY Tween Boy Costume Ideas

  Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m sharing a fun round up of DIY tween boy costumes that are perfect for older kids who want a cool costume. ______________________ DIY Tween Boy Costume RoundUp Allison has some amazing ideas on her site, All For The Boys. All of her costume ideas are brilliant, but this stick figure costume is my favorite. With the love of all iThings this year, I think this DIY iPhone costume…

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Three Things To Tell Your Tween Before You Talk About Their Acne

Three Things To Tell Your Tween Before You Talk About Tween Acne

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m talking about a serious topic–it’s even more serious if you’re between the ages of 9-15. Tween acne. It’s the first encounter kids usually have with uncontrollable physical issues, and as parents we often take a “I know more than you do, so listen to me” stance. The problem is, however, kids this age probably don’t believe it when you say you understand what they’re going through. I have some…

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Finding Treasures At Rocky Point

We’re On Vacation!

This week I’m taking Tween/Teen Tuesday off. Well, not off off, but instead of writing about the kids I’m spending time with them. They are in the middle of their 3-week fall break from school – three. full. weeks. off. Jack has proclaimed this break, “the best break ever” and I’d guess that has something to do with me scaling back on work and spending more quality time with them. Here are a few pictures of our weekend getaway to…

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Cell Phone Contract For Kids

Does Your Child Have A Smartphone? {Printable Cell Phone Contract For Kids}

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m talking about teens and smartphones – does yours have one? I’m also linking up my printable cell phone contract for kids! _____________________________ How many cell phones do you have in your house? We have three – and they’re all smartphones. iPhones, specifically, but you knew that already. The jump from regular cell phone ($10/month) to smartphone ($30/month) is a steep one. There was a lot of thought around it,…

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Teen Room Makeover {I Need Your Help!} Teen Tuesday

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m talking about decorating. Do your kids have awesome bedrooms? I know when I was younger my parents made over my room and it changed my outlook on life for a bit. Ok, maybe not on life, but it did make me pretty happy ;) ______________________________ Michael is in desperate need of a new coat of paint in his room. Though I love the color of his room now, it…

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Why I Don't Blog About My Kids On My Mom Blog

Why I Don’t Write About My Kids On My Mom Blog

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m talking about my boys. Well, I’m not talking about my boys, but rather I’m telling you why I won’t be talking about my boys. On the internet. For the whole world to see. _____________________________________ I used to fit in the “mom blogger” category, but I’m not sure if I do anymore. I used to blog in detail about their sports victories, cute things that happened at school and even…

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NSTeens.org releases back to school content for tweens about cyberbullying

Putting Online Safety in Kids’ Hands With NSTeens.org #MissingKids

Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! On what is most likely your tween’s last day of summer break, I want to bring your attention to something important. Today we’re talking about a new video game and videos that were recently released on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website, NSTeens.org. I hope you’ll use this information to begin a conversation with your child about the choices they are making online this school year. ___________________________________ The…

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Ways Your Middle Schooler Is Similar To A Kindergartener

3 Ways Your Middle Schooler Is Similar To A Kindergartener

  Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today we’re talking about how middle schoolers are similar to kindergarteners… we all know that, right? Today my dear friend Shannan from Tween Us is guest posting and telling us how she thinks our 10, 11 and 12 year-olds are similar to the 5 and 6 year-olds heading to kindergarten this week. She has also written about how these tweens of ours are similar to two year-olds with regard to their growing bodies…

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Taking A Break… From Everything. Tween/Teen Tuesday

      Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m taking a break–maybe you need one too? Work is busy, football is in session (5 nights a week), and soccer practice has started. This mama is looking to organize herself and will be studying this post from Alli Worthington all. day. long. See you next week with some more great tween and teen tips!      

Tweens Are Funny! Tween/Teen tuesday

Tweens Are Funny! {Tween/Teen Tuesday}

  Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today we’re talking about how hilarious tweens can be. They understand what’s funny and are getting pretty good at delivery. Please share a funny story with me in the comments after reading about Jack! ___________________________________________ Did you catch Skywire Live last week? Nik Wallenda walked across the Grand Canyon on a rope. Or a wire. Whatever it was, it was crazy. Wallenda is a religious man and praying seemed to…

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Teens Drink Coffee

Do You Let Your Teens Drink Coffee? Tween/Teen Tuesday

  Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today we’re talking about coffee. Do you let your kids drink it? __________________________________________________ I have a little coffee lover here and it’s all I can do to stop him from turning into a full-fledged coffee drinker! It’s a little funny because my husband and I didn’t begin drinking coffee until we were in our 30s. It’s completely my fault–I’ll admit it. I’d stop at Starbucks and get a drink. At…

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Cox Internet Safety

3 Tools To Monitor Tween Internet Use {Tween/Teen Tuesday} #TakeCharge

 This post is sponsored by Cox Communications. I was not asked to share specific information in this post; all opinions are my own.  Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today we’re talking about monitoring your tween’s internet use. I’ve partnered with Cox Communications to bring you some great tips about safeguarding your family in the digital age. Did this statistic surprise you? 92% of parents monitor their child’s internet behavior on home computers, but only 68% of…

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