Teen

6 reading challenges to fight the summer slump

6 reading challenges to fight the summer slump

Okay, so we’re officially settled into the lazy days of summer, we’ve shaken off the end of school year hangover. (So to speak). Seriously, the level of done-ness that is May for the kids, teachers, and parents is incomparable. Settled into this new routine of summer fun though we may be, now it’s time to […]

6 cool party themes for teens and tweens

6 cool party themes for teens and tweens

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Pam Molnar As my teenage daughter’s birthday was approaching, I asked her if she wanted to have a party with some friends. “I guess,” she answered in her typical non-committal way. While she […]

Dads, Daughters, and Dating

Dads, Daughters, and Dating

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart Dads, you are her first example of how a man is supposed to treat a woman. What a healthy relationship looks and sounds like. You have been wrapped around her little […]

8 gift ideas for high school graduates

8 gift ideas for high school graduates

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s May 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Pam Molnar The sounds of Pomp & Circumstance fill the air as we approach graduation season. When your graduate closes the door to childhood, you want to give him a gift that […]

The Talk: Not a one and done conversation

The Talk: Not a one and done conversation

“The Talk,” misleading in its singular form, is not a one and done conversation. In reality it’s a series of ongoing conversations that start with body/body safety talks when our children are small that move to what to expect when puberty rears its unpredictable head, to what parents typically think when they hear the words, […]

Encouraging young writers

Encouraging young writers

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s April 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Brooke Wagner “What’s on your mind?” That’s the question posed to millions of Facebook users every day as they try to find creative ways to communicate the latest news from their corner of […]

Fight the pout: Developing sportsmanship in our children

Fight the pout: Developing sportsmanship in our children

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s March 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart featured image by Hailey Maurer Photography Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines Sportsmanship as “Conduct becoming to one participating in a sport. (Fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing).” […]

Back to school fashion 2016

Back to school fashion 2016

It’s hard to believe that school starts in just a couple of weeks! Finding the perfect first-day-of-school outfit tops the list when heading out for some back-to-school shopping, and I had the pleasure of taking a few kids shopping for back to school to check out the latest fashions that are trending. Take a peek at what […]

Teen style: Defining ‘business casual’

Teen style: Defining ‘business casual’

With your teen moving into having more responsibility, be it getting a job, giving a presentation at school etc., you want to see your teen bloom into the best ME they can be. How your kids present themselves at these moments fashion-wise can be a make or break. In the words of the great Coco […]

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