Teen

17 ways to celebrate ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’

17 ways to celebrate ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. What an important message to share with our children; don’t you think? Especially now, in a world so desperate for a little love and […]

Family Fitness: Work and grow together

Family Fitness: Work and grow together

this blog is brought to you by guest contributor Zyana Morris, Health and Lifestyle blogger.  Exercise can be a family affair that teaches life-long skills promoting healthy practices and healthy lifestyle choices. Kids will model what they see in their parents, and if they are not going with you to the gym they simply won’t know that exercise […]

A call to action: ‘Step In’ to prevent teen suicide

A call to action: ‘Step In’ to prevent teen suicide

As I write this, it’s been exactly two months since my community was rocked by the sudden death of one of its youth. Two months…the blink of an eye and a lifetime, all at once. In the immediate aftermath there was much blame and fingers being pointed as news broke across social media – born […]

Helping Your Teen Make the High School to College Transition

Helping Your Teen Make the High School to College Transition

It’s a major parenting milestone like no other you’ve encountered before. Your baby has graduated high school and you are officially the parent of an “adult.” Some might look at 18 and see a glorious finish line, but the reality is you don’t just look at your 18-year-old and say, “Hey, it’s been real! Good […]

Simply Amazing Teen 2015: Tippy Dringman

Simply Amazing Teen 2015: Tippy Dringman

from the October 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here! photos by jana graham photography As Tippy Dringman begins her final year of school as a senior at West High School this fall, she brings with her many memories she has made over the past several months.  The 17 year old’s […]

From High School Senior to College Freshman: Navigating the Application Process

From High School Senior to College Freshman: Navigating the Application Process

Your child’s senior year of high school may have just begun, but for the class of 2016 it’s already time to start thinking about College Applications, Financial Aid, Shot Records and Freshman Orientation. Understanding that you still need to enjoy and relish in your child’s remaining days as a high school student, use this list […]

Getting ready for high school graduation: From point A to B

Getting ready for high school graduation: From point A to B

from the pages of the October 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here!  As your child heads into high school, you might think that you’ve got all kinds of time before you have to start thinking about senior year and graduation. The road from freshman to senior, though busy, is not […]

Tales of a Not-So-SuperMom: The Power of Perspective

Tales of a Not-So-SuperMom: The Power of Perspective

from the pages of the September 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here!  Picture this:  very loud preschool age kiddo in upstairs bathroom, door wide open.  Me, nowhere near upstairs bathroom.  Melodic announcement descends the staircase…. “Oh Mooooom?! (pause) I have a surprise for you! (pause, louder) My pooooop! (pause, […]

Tales of a Not-So-SuperMom: Where’s My Cape?

Tales of a Not-So-SuperMom: Where’s My Cape?

from the pages of the August 2015 issue of Simply Family Magazine. Check out the digital edition, here!  Remember the “Super Friends” cartoon? It would come on Saturdays at 6am, and I would be sitting in front of the TV clad in Holly Hobby pj’s awaiting the weekly adventures of the Justice League: Wonder Woman, […]