A Mom’s Guide to Street Cred

When you live with teenagers, you often hear things that you wish you didn’t. Sometimes as a mom, I hear things that I think are bad, but honestly, they really aren’t. They are simply using a different way of communicating. The rule regarding some of these words in our house is simple: As long as it isn’t disrespectful I’ll typically allow it – but I have to understand it. The biggest catch in deciphering teen speak is understanding that  it changes all the time. A phrase may be popular this week and outdated next week. That is enough to drive anyone a little crazy.  Continue reading

Gift Ideas for College Students

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College Students are amazing. They are fun, inquisitive, and they keep me updated on the latest styles and trends. In the 21 years I’ve been working with them I think I’ve learned as much from them as I hoped they’ve learned from me. This year I have more college students in my family than I’ve had before. Somehow my sweet little cousins have all grown up and now and they are sweet, adult, college students. Today I’m sharing the best items for college students who may be on your shopping list!

All of a sudden my "little" cousins have grown up and are now college students. Fortunately, one of them is in school about 90 miles from us!

All of a sudden my “little” cousins have grown up and are now college students. Fortunately, one of them is in school about 90 miles from us!

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Gift Ideas for Teen Boys

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Happy Holidays! If you’re like me and haven’t even started shopping yet, this week’s posts are guaranteed to help you. The teen boy in my house is fond of all the items on this list and then some. According to C.J., you can’t go wrong with any of these items! For info on how to purchase, click on the name of each item listed below the gift images.

My teen son has come into his own style lately. These are a few of his favorite things.

My teen son has come into his own style lately. These are a few of his favorite things.

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