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6 Fitness Tips From a Reluctant Exerciser

Let me say, for the record, that aging is not for the faint of heart. It seems that there’s a new study every week about how to age gracefully. Social media is full of posts with tips and tricks. But the reality is there are no quick fixes and since ageing is a part of […]

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5 Tips to End Distracted Driving Among Teens

Spring is in the air, and for many parents of high schoolers talk has turned toward prom and graduation parties. I look back on my experience in high school and better understand why my parents, and my friends’ parents, were worried about us driving. Like kids today, we weren’t bad drivers. But, like kids today, […]

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Disney Park Tips From A Tween

For many years BabyGirl had a blog. While she still loves to write, it’s not her primary space so I’ve decided to share some of her posts. This is one she wrote awhile back, from the perspective of a pre-teen about spending time at a Disney park. I think she hits the highlights. Here are […]

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25 Slang Terms Teens Use Online That Parents Need To Know

Disclosure: The following post about teen slang and digital parenting is provided as part of my relationship as a Verizon Insider and sharing about digital technology. When it comes to teens, most parents will probably agree they have their own language. It’s been the case for generations. It’s often associated with societal changes. So it […]

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Teens: If We Feed Them Well, Why Do They Choose To Eat Junk Food

For those of you with teens (or tweens), I’m going to assume you’re like me and have fed your family healthy foods most of the time. I’ve seen all the menu planning, Whole30, paleo, low-sugar, and low-fat posts. Even if we ate like crap before we had kids, things changed once the kiddos came along. […]

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Smartphone Etiquette – 6 Rules For Teens and Tweens

When it comes time to hand our kids their first smartphone we’re often so focused on keeping them safe from predators and bullying that we forget to talk to them about basic smartphone etiquette. Our kids are digital natives so we think they’re familiar with how to use their phone. After all, they have been […]

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The Hooters Hypothesis and the Double Standard of Shaming Women

Every once in awhile a post will pop up on Facebook by someone who’s irritated by Hooters. The post usually mentions the stupidity of taking kids to the restaurant and goes on to talk about how the female servers are dressed. Always, the conversation turns to what the servers are wearing. As the first in […]

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Parental Controls and Alternatives to Monitoring Kids Online

As a Gen-Xer my digital footprint didn’t begin until I was well into adulthood. Initially there was a sense of anonymity because we were able to use screen names. Quickly, though, we came to realize that we could be identified. Even in the early days of the internet there were ways to find out who […]

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5 New Year Resolution Alternatives For Those Of Us Who Don’t Do Resolutions

I’ve never been a New Year Resolution type of gal. That’s likely because for me growing up new year celebrations meant Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur not the December 31st to January 1st thing. Sure, I watched the ball drop and all the parades on TV. And even went to the Rose Parade one year. […]

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Finding True Love Online With JDate

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by JDate. I’m sharing my thoughts and feelings in hopes that more Jewish singles find their true love. CycleGuy and I have been together almost 30 years. We’ve been married 21. So when JDate approached me to work with them I wasn’t sure at first. Then I saw their new […]

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