Author Archives: mominthesprings

Is it EVER going to get easier?

I am sitting here during my lunch hour at work contemplating how my husband and I are going to deal/handle yet another “drama” with our daughter Olivia. Just when I think there’s hope, the mask comes off and here comes … Continue reading

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Watchdog over Kids’ Cellphones?

My husband recently sent me this article on  software that will monitor your teen’s where about, calls, texts, etc. I found it fascinating and wanted to share it with all of you. I’m not sure what your teen would think … Continue reading

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Do we really know our teenagers?

My daughter said to me the other day after our daily/weekly “mother/daughter bonding” moment, that I really “didn’t know her.” She said that who she is around her friends is “who she really is.” Well, I then asked her “Who are you?” She … Continue reading

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Should you allow your teen to drink in front of you?

I was brought up that it’s better to have your kids drink in front of you than behind your back. Being of Latin descent, drinking wine was as normal as drinking water. It was never abused but it was respected. … Continue reading

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Teen Belly Buttons: To pierce or not to pierce?

Recently my 14-year-old daughter asked me if she could  get her belly button pierced.  As I stood there wanting to scream “HECK NO”!, I realized she needed to see that I was respecting her time to talk with me and … Continue reading

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The top 10 “why’s” when raising a teen.

I sometimes think we should give out to every parent who has toddler or young child, the top 10 “why’s” they will soon be encountering when their child becomes a teenager.  I think its important they prepare themselves for what will … Continue reading

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Media giving a message to your teenage daughter?

I recently saw this video on Facebook. It’s called:Miss Representation Here’s the link:  http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2349117563337 I want to share it with all of you. If you are a mom, sister, daughter, wife or girlfriend, you will enjoy this video. It was quite … Continue reading

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