Teens

Cell phone addiction is a real thing.  Just drive around and watch tons of people using them ON THE FREEWAY. If the adults can't manage it, how can a kid?

Help Your Teen Avoid Cell Phone Addiction

Cell phone addiction is a real thing, and I can prove it to you!  Just take a ride on any freeway.  Within 10 minutes you’ll find 3 to 5 people using their cell phones while driving ON THE FREEWAY.  Yesterday, I spotted a motorcyclist in the fast lane, driving with one hand, while messing with his […] Read more…

Part of my New Year's Eve series. This one has strategies to manage your money and eliminate your debt issues.

New Year’s Motivation – Manage Your Money

This is the second post in our New Year’s Motivation series.  After weight loss, I think people’s #2 resolution is to recover from their holiday debt, and learn how to manage your money.  I feel it certainly is a worthy goal.  To me, managing your money is less about getting rich and more about ensuring […] Read more…

Camping can be really fun. These are some ideas to add some extra fun to your campouts.

Ways to SPICE Up Your Campouts

Welcome friends – thanks for stopping by!  Today we are going to talk about campouts. One of the fun things I get to do is write pieces for some of the BSA’s social media outlets. Last year, I wrote about our Scout Troop’s famous “Iron Chef” campout.  This is a long-standing tradition in our Scout […] Read more…

What do we OWE our Adult Children? Interesting thought - are we giving them too much or too little?

What Do We OWE Our Adult Children?

I haven’t done a new parenting post in a while.  I witnessed an intriguing conversation that popped up in my Facebook feed on this topic.  Since I have a newly adult child (my youngest just turned 18), I thought it was time to talk about it.   This woman was complaining about her 19-year-old daughter. […] Read more…

If your child has ADD or is just poorly organized, these tips can help.

Organizing the Disorganized or ADHD Child

When you have a kid who has ADHD or is just plain disorganized, basic school stuff can be a real challenge.  These are some tips to make it much easier for BOTH of you. To me, the advantage of being an older Mom is that this isn’t my first rodeo. (I repost this info every […] Read more…

Magic Formula to get Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms @AdriansCrazyLif You've got to try this with your kids. 30 minute no-yelling clean-up.

Magic Formula to Get Kids to Clean Their Rooms

Just a quick one today.  I don’t know about you, but getting my kids to clean their rooms is one of the most stressful and annoying things I ever have to do as a parent (although teaching my teen to drive is definitely in the top ten!). Sometimes it takes half the day, many times […] Read more…

How Scouting Helped My Bullied Son @AdriansCrazyLif #SponsoredPost @BoyScoutsofAmerica

How Scouting Helped My Bullied Son

Our family is into Boy Scouts in a big way.  We recently discovered that my father and uncle were both Eagle Scouts, my older son was into Scouting for a while (but got busy with other interests and didn’t continue), while my youngest son Blake is thisclose to becoming an Eagle Scout.  My husband and […] Read more…

Raising your kids to be money smart is one of the best gifts you can give them.

Raising Financially Responsible Teens

This is a sensitive subject for every family.  I think every family handles money slightly differently with their teens. But on the other hand, I think it is something we all need to get a handle on if you are raising teens. The decisions you make during these critical years are going to have a […] Read more…

Guest Post - Letter to a College Bound Daughter #AdriansCrazyLife #BritishMumUSA This is a guest post from my friend Ray to her college bound daughter. Very moving!

Guest Post – Letter to a College-Bound Daughter

Adrian contacted me this past week and asked if I would be interested in “Guest Blogging” on her wonderful, informative Blog.  Yes, yes I would, and I am so honored to be here.  After much thought, and just seeing my oldest daughter graduate and walk the stage I thought it would be appropriate to share […] Read more…

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