Teen Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • 10 Things I Wish I Knew Going Into Middle School

    10 Things I Wish I Knew Going Into Middle School and am Glad to Know Now

    1. It’s okay to be sad Or happy. Or frustrated. Or angry. If my experience is any indication, you might feel any (or all) of these emotions on a daily basis. And don’t feel bad if your instinct is to take your pain out on those around you. But resist. Find a coping technique that […]

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  • How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe

    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe

    The last chapter of this story starts with one 15-year-old girl named Sarah Kavanagh, a vegetarian who had gotten into the habit of reading foods labels to be sure there weren’t any hidden animal products.  In Gatorade, one of her favorite drinks, she came across an ingredient she didn’t recognize – brominated vegetable oil, or […]

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  • Cowboy Cookies for Breastfeeding Moms (and Little Ones, Too) Recipe

    Cowboy Cookies for Breastfeeding Moms (and Little Ones, Too) Recipe

    Cowboy Cookies are traditionally huge. I suggest sticking with smaller cookies since they build in portion control for kids and breastfeeding moms for whom it’s especially important to eat regularly and maintain a super balanced diet. But, of course, do as you like! These are your cookies now, m’am.

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  • Your Girls and Your Boys Should Have HPV Vaccinations

    Your Girls…and Your Boys Should Have HPV Vaccinations

    Prevention of any disease is what you want to do for your children. You want to give them the best life possible. Physicians know that the HPV (human papilloma virus) causes many diseases. And HPV vaccinations (like Gardasil) can prevent most of them.

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  • Back To School Tips: Things That Will Help Keep You Sane

    Back To School Tips: Things That Will Help Keep You Sane

    Back to school activities, back to school shopping, back to school goals…. August and September can bring so many overwhelming feelings that it is easy to get overwhelmed.

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  • Back To School Tips: The Importance of “Me” Time for Moms

    Back To School Tips: The Importance of “Me” Time for Moms

    Back-to-school signals that time of year where the hectic days of shuttling kids to and from camp, swim practice and play dates morphs into shuttling kids to and from school, soccer practice and play dates.  So in the midst of this chaotic transportation schedule how do you keep your sanity and stay on top of […]

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  • Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping

    Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping

    Back to School can be a stressful time.  According to our survey of Moms most families in 2012 will be focused on ways to cut back and make every dollar stretch further than it has ever before.  When faced with outgoing expenses for afterschool activities, school supplies, and new clothes, we found that this year […]

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  • Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester

    Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester

    “There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.” 
Henry Ford Back to school is an exciting time for everyone.  Nothing makes us feel quite as focused as crisp new notebooks and fresh pencils.  Taking advantage of our children’s enthusiasm of a new school year and all it has to offer […]

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  • Alan Greene as a boy in kentucy with father and grandfather

    Father: Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and they taste, remember, and prefer the foods we feed to their mother.

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  • Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Summer Jobs Don’t Wait For You

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Summer Jobs Don’t Wait For You

    While for most teens, spring means exams and term papers, it also means job hunting season is open.  Start your résumé/cover letter preparation and job search well before school ends. Don’t fall into these traps if you want a good summer job because the longer you wait, the less jobs that will be available.

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