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Snapchat Guide For Parents

Snapchat Guide For Parents

Is your teen on Snapchat? Are you on Snapchat to keep up with your kids? (That is what happened to us.) We proclaimed last year that this newest, super hip social media app was off limits for our son, until *we* were more ready. There are…
Machu Picchu Peru - Middle School Trip

Middle School Trip to Machu Picchu, Peru

Two years ago, Dex's Spanish teacher presented a plan to take all her kids on a dream trip to Peru. This was someplace I had never thought we could go, but we worked to save the money and luckily the school worked with Educational Tours,…
Tech Tips for Families

Family Tech Tips With AT&T’s Smart Limits

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by AT&T but all words and opinions are mine. Our son Dex is about to turn 13, so we continue to slowly expand his freedoms on the phone. In the beginning, we had really strict policies about who…
Tweens To Teens: Becoming An Adult

He Thinks He’s An Adult Now

That's a bit of an exaggeration but Dex is 11.5 - apparently the exact age that pushes a child (mine, at least) from tween peckishness to full on tween angst. He's a great kid. He'll be a great kid through his teen years and into adulthood. I have full faith in that. He's just entering that time when he is becoming his own person and most importantly, separating from us. Part of that separation includes thinking he knows everything and thinking we are annoying, weird, and embarrassing.