Tag: teenagers

Why 13 Reasons Why Gave Me Heart Palpitations

Why 13 Reasons Why Gave Me Heart Palpitations

I just finished watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix last week and it was a lot. I am the mama to five teenagers. That’s right, five — count ’em. I have a 13-year-old daughter and four sons age 15, 16, 18 and 19. Pray for me. It’s a miracle I’m still alive to tell this tale.

The humble pie of motherhood

The humble pie of motherhood

I’m sitting in a sun-drenched patio and I’m trying to find a sliver of shade so I can stop squinting. I’m pouring my heart out to an old friend, talking about struggles with my teenage son. Name all of the…

Why people of color parent their kids the way they do

Why people of color parent their kids the way they do

The sad reality is, this is exactly why people of color parent their kids the way they do. They fear for their child’s life and would rather step in and deal with them harshly rather than let them be killed on the…

11 Gifts Your Teenage Son Wants This Christmas

11 Gifts Your Teenage Son Wants This Christmas

Gifts are so much more expensive when our kids get older, but Christmas shopping for teenagers doesn’t have to be a chore. It seems like the older our kids get, the harder it is to buy them gifts for Christmas….

Neutrogena + Teens: Taking care of their skin

Neutrogena + Teens: Taking care of their skin

Neutrogena Rapid Clear line. Ever since my sons have started to navigate their teen years, I’ve been concerned about their skin.  I remember what puberty was like and how I felt like a leper every time my skin broke out….

When your teenager turns into a stranger

When your teenager turns into a stranger

Life with a teenager is hard. One moment they are the familiar sweet kid you’ve known all their life. The next — rude, moody and brooding. Someone send help because this mama is all twisted up inside. I guess it…

Why mommy bloggers never talk about life with teenagers

Why mommy bloggers never talk about life with teenagers

I recently read this post titled I worry for Mommy Bloggers from Jamie the Very Worst Missionary. Being a self-proclaimed “mommy blogger turned lifestyle blogger”, the title naturally piqued my interest. She talks about how a mommy blogger has it…

What happens at summer camp stays at summer camp

What happens at summer camp stays at summer camp

When you decide to have six kids, you have no idea what lies ahead. I was so consumed with diapers and car seats and fancy strollers that I couldn’t think of braces, sports, tutors, summer camp and man-sized feet (at…

Learning about Reyes Magos

Learning about Reyes Magos

Growing up, my family didn’t celebrate Three Kings Day, or Reyes Magos, which took place on January 6th. My husband remembers taking part of this holiday tradition as a child but all these years later, it wasn’t something we made…

My son turns 14 today

My son turns 14 today

There is a reason why I was chosen to be his mother…and vice versa, there is a reason why he was meant to be my son. I love him madly. Happy birthday, son!