teens

Dosie.Rose – a shout out to the kids with chubby cheeks and big noses, with crooked or chipped teeth and chapped lips

I read this post this morning and it brought me to tears. This is such a brave, beautiful girl, reaching out to the world and daring them to think differently. (I can't figure out my feelings for this picture) ✨ shout out to the kids with chubby cheeks and big noses, with crooked or chipped teeth and chapped lips, with round faces and long necks, small and thin lips and… Read More »Dosie.Rose – a shout out to the kids with chubby cheeks and big noses, with crooked or chipped teeth and chapped lips

10 Life Skills Every Teen Should Know Before Going To College

The youngest of our 5 is about to be a sophomore in high school this year.  And as I was reminiscing about how fast these last 15 years have gone for her, I realized that I only have a few more years left to make sure she is ready to take those important steps into her own adult world. I started going through the checklists that her brothers all had… Read More »10 Life Skills Every Teen Should Know Before Going To College

Where to eat in Chicago for both Vegetarians and Carnivores

When you have a mixed menu family, dining out can sometimes be difficult. So traveling with diverse eaters sometimes means that one person has to “suffer” for the sake of the group vote. We love Chicago. My daughters love going in the late summer, spending time walking the Mile and shopping until they drop. We wander through the museums, stroll through the aquarium, and take in the many parks for… Read More »Where to eat in Chicago for both Vegetarians and Carnivores

16

16… I believed him when he said he loved me. Believed that word meant something powerful and important. The way he cupped my face, held me there so I wouldn’t back away, kissed me as if he needed that kiss to save him. My heart beat so hard in my chest, made my blood rush with pulses of electricity in my veins as he looked down at me with those… Read More »16

Brave Millennials Speak Up

I love the passion of our younger generation, the Millennials, express when they see each other going against what they believe in. In a letter addressed to another blogger, Angry16, tries to explain the dangers of adopting titles for attention.  The blogger, Non-Binary Girl, has outraged her fellow teens by claiming to be part of not only gender issues, but social minorities, religious minorities, and now having mental illnesses that… Read More »Brave Millennials Speak Up