Tag: teens

Summer Chores: Privileges for Points

I took a few minutes and thought about what was most important (to me) to have the kids accomplish on a daily basis. Of course, chores was on the top of my list, but I also wanted the kids to read, do something healthy, help cook, etc.

Nailed It! Mother’s Day Edition

My daughter decided to have a timed bake-off between my mom, my two sisters, and myself. The challenge was to recreate Cupcake Jemma's Unicorn Cupcake; the prize was a cute chef's hat (that was lovingly decorated), and of course, bragging rights.

Organization with Coat Racks

My younger boys shower in my bathroom, where the towel racks are adult-sized. Naturally, the towels end up on the floor. Oh yes.... the floor, my kids can reach.

Family Movie Marathon Idea (Part 2 of 2)

Part of the movie-watching-fun is watching the older movies together with the re-makes or re-boots. For example, It's interesting to observe the roles of women in the older movies versus modern movies through my kids' eyes.

Family Movie Marathon Idea (Part 1 of 2)

Popular Culture today is big on all of the fantasy-type heroes that my generation grew up idolizing. Now that my generation are adults, we are excited to see our youth modernized with expensive badassery (is that a word?).

The Big, Bad Wolf: He’s not a Fairy Tale.

Red’s mother warns her not to talk to strangers, but the girl thinks her mom is out of touch/ doesn’t trust her/ doesn’t know what a strong, independent, young woman she is. So when Red meets a “wolf” in the woods, she flirts instead of runs. In her naivety, she is seduced into the man’s