Grab Your Survival Kit for High School!

  • A "To Do" List by grade
  • 12 month calendar for important dates
  • Activity/Volunteer Tracker
  • College Visit Checklist
  • Scholarship Tracker
  • Career Worksheet
  • Other grade specific worksheets

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Parenting High Schoolers is a Top 30 Blog for Parenting Teens|
High School

Parenting High Schoolers is a Top 30 Blog for Parenting Teens!!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin We are a top blog for parenting teens!  And, how you can help all bloggers… Wow! Thanks to all of you who have been with us from the start! We have been working so hard to get our little blog off the ground since December 2016!  We have been chosen by Feedspot as a top 30 blog for parenting teens, and we feel so honored!  We want to let you know how this all happened and how you can help us moving forward as a top blog for parenting teens🙂  *This post may contain affiliate

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Our First Podcast! Parenting HIgh Schoolers|
High School

Our First Podcast! Parenting High Schoolers

I just listened to our first podcast on Spotify– Parenting High Schoolers. Okay, we need an intro and we had a couple of rough spots (minute 19 when Ann went silent), but we did it!  Overall, I’d say we are off to a good start. Our first episode is talking about basic financial terms. Read on and we’ll tell you all about it! Follow our blog with Bloglovin   We first mention our High School Survival Kit. We created this toolkit for you.  Mel and I both wish we had something like this when our kids were in school.   Just

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7 Things to Know if You Love a Teenager|
Just for Moms

7 Things to Know If You Love a Teenager

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you’re here, then you must have a teenager in your life. Loving a teen is wonderful, challenging, frustrating, and often super exhausting. There are a few things that you need to understand when you love a teenager. Hang in there!  Know that you can do this!     Your teen won’t always like you back. Hello, welcome to hell!  Not always, but many days it feels like this to many of us.  Anger is an easy emotion for teens to manage, and they will always hurt the ones they love the most.  They know we

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Is Your Teen Headed Back to College? Strategies for Success|

Is Your Teen Headed Back to College? Strategies for Success

Have you got a teen headed back to college in a few days? Have you had a great holiday together? Are you ready for them to go back? I am all of the above. It’s been such a great time together!  It is amazing how “smart” my boys now are! The opinions keep on rolling out about everything! Evidently my husband and I aren’t really in the know about anything! (Insert rolling eyes here!) All joking aside, going back to school can be stressful for many of our kids. They might not have had a very good semester scholastically. There

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Moms Take Time Out For Yourself: 10 Easy Ways to Make This Happen|
Just for Moms

Moms Take Time Out For Yourself: 10 Easy Ways to Make This Happen

Take a time out… Let’s get real for a minute…  As moms we are the last person in line for getting any type of care.  Everyone is ahead of us, including the dang dog!  Are you constantly tired?  Cranky?  Stressed?  We feel you!  It’s all the things that we keep track of and take care of…  Take some mom time out and try some of the following ideas. The mom trenches are a great place to be!  We are on the front lines for our families, but we need to take care of ourselves, as in immediately!!  We’d love for this

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Great Games to Play with Your Teens Anytime|
Just for Moms

Great Games to Play with Your Teens Anytime

Follow my blog with Bloglovin “Life is more fun if you play games (with your teens)!“–Roald Dahl This is so true, and we are going to help you out this season to find some really great games to play with your teens! Many people think that they only have time to play games on vacation or at the holidays.  Unfortunately, we fall into that group a lot of the time.  But, when we do take the time to actually play a game, it is always so fun! And, let’s face it, time with our teens is so precious.  We know

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