And now for something completely different…

And now for something completely different…

We continue the “month of fun” by bringing you something completely different that doesn’t require screens. You can listen on road trips, to and from school, and sitting in the comfort of your own home. Yes, in case you are looking for something else to entertain you and yours, I give you a whole new world of podcasts. (Remember the days of six TV channels and calling the theater to find out what movies were playing?) It might require a little pre-screening of episodes, and not all of these are for younger teens (I will tell you in my reviews […]

Frankly, my Dear, I will Make Your Day

    What are your favorite movie lines?  I bet you immediately think of a few. We are continuing with fun month around here – this week it is movies!! Take some time over the next few weeks to scan the movies below and decide which to watch with your teens while they are home for the holidays.  Of course, there are the classic Christmas movies, but branch out and try some others, just for variety. I will split them into categories so you can decide what makes the most sense for your child and their tastes and age. Most of […]

And now for a little fun…

October is the beginning of my favorite season. Yes, I know fall officially starts in September, but it won’t feel like it until next week in Texas. In honor of this fabulous time of year, I want to have a month of fun! We will start with BOOK favorites, both ours and our teens. The first few are fiction for pre- and young teens, then I move to fiction for older teens. Then — books for us, fiction and non-fiction. Fiction for younger teens/preteens Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer by John Grisham John Grisham ventures into the world of YA/teen fiction […]

Messages from Home

Messages from Home

Passive-aggressive. Manipulative. God love her, that woman on the Youtube video made me laugh and cringe at the same time. She left a message for her son at school that would make my stubborn son furious. No matter how well it worked on our sweet baby darlings once upon a time, guilting our adult kids into doing something might do more harm than good. But don’t we all wish we could still convince them our way is the best way? This is my wishful-thinking letter I would send to my son… Hey, bud. How’s it goin’? Gosh, it’s quiet around […]

Twenty Vintage Skills To Teach Your Teens

Twenty Vintage Skills To Teach Your Teens

“Oh, wow, look at this one.” Sometimes my husband will show me the envelopes that have come through his office. (I know, exciting life we lead!) His business serves many young people, due to the nature of his work. He will mark through the names so I can chuckle with him over the things these young adults write. Penmanship is not emphasized in many classrooms anymore, it appears. Often it looks like an elementary child has addressed them! Also, it’s amazing that they have reached him at all – the stamp is in the wrong spot or the return and […]