Tag Archives: Teens

Hi, My Name is ___________, and I’m Addicted… To Facebook

Warning:  There are several statements in this post that may ruffle some feathers. I could say that I’m joking, but that would be cop-out. I am being playful, provocative, and definitely sarcastic, in many places, but I own the fact … Continue reading

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The Sleep Over

I am participating in Ashley and Emily’s Summer Blog Hop. Their ongoing theme is Remember That Time… an opportunity to draw upon stories from our youth/past. The prompt this week is Remember That Time… You Went to a Sleep Over. … Continue reading

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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, Can't sleep, High School, Honest observations on many things, Life, Musings, My world, Tales From the Motherland, Teenagers, Teens, Women, Women's issues, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

So Your Kid is Graduating From High School… Listen Up.

So your child is graduating from High School? Mazel! Congratulations! Bravo! Way to go: parent and graduate! Graduation from High School is a big deal. It really is. But it’s taken me a few rounds to really appreciate that. I … Continue reading

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The Middle: Teens, Are You In?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the pressures on modern teens: to be “All in” for everything, and make it look easy.  Back in the day, we did our school work and we maybe did a sport, or some other … Continue reading

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The Middle… Back In the Cave, We Spit In Our Mascara

Ok, so maybe I’m not that old; I didn’t actually exist in cave days… but nearly. The mascara part, that’s true. It’s not the only thing we did differently. A whole bunch of things have changed since I rode my … Continue reading

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Homecoming or Coming Home?

All last week, it seemed that every parent I ran into, who has a high school student, asked the same question: “Is Little Man going to Homecoming?” That answer changed throughout the week. Surprisingly, for a kid who is young … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Kids Made Me Cry…

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students this year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little Man). Israel, when home, is … Continue reading

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The Middle: Carrying Rocks… And My Brother… (Conversation Continued)

Monday night I posted a fairly significant rant about (simply) kids today, parental involvement and the public schools (read here). I wrote it in response to several events recently that have rattled me. Honestly, nothing new had happened. Parties with … Continue reading

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Ten Miles in the Snow… Uphill… Both Ways…Barefoot.

No photos, no extras. Just my hot air. This is bound to be one of those “back when I was a kid” rants, and it’s bound to offend someone. I admit, it’s a rant. And, I fully accept that to … Continue reading

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Call Me Prissy… Butt 2.

Note #1 to readers:  This was originally posted on August 27, 2011, not long after I’d begun blogging. Strangely enough, this post has had an amazing life. In it’s first weeks on line it got relatively slow hits, or views. Steady, … Continue reading

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