Mom On Planet Teen

Survival Tips for Raising Teenagers
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The Five Rules of Raising Teenagers was originally published over on Huffington Post.  Here's an excerpt: If you haven't experienced the third circle of hell in parenting, a.k.a parenting a teenager, you might want to skip this blog post. Raising teenagers is the 'Twilight Zone' stage of child rearing. As a parent of a teen, ... [Read more]


This post on Raising Teenagers was originally published on Huffington Post.  Here is an excerpt: As the mother of two teen daughters, there are daily parenting challenges that can't be found in parenting books. The "third circle of hell," also known as parenting teenagers, can be rough. Some of my best friends have already lived ... [Read more]


Parenting a teenager can make you feel like you were dropped into an episode of the Twilight Zone.  It can feel like you are living on a different planet than your teenage child and in some ways YOU ARE! This picture is of my oldest daughter who dressed like a robot to deliver a report ... [Read more]


Hostess Brands has closed! As slacker moms, junk food junkies and stoners mourn the loss our favorite brand,  I will be posting recipes for some of the best (and worst) Hostess treats of all time. The DEEP-FRIED Twinkie is a guilty pleasure that can only be found at carnivals and state fairs.  Deep-Fried Twinkies are ... [Read more]


Translating teen speak can be challenging but it's not just a job it's an adventure!  This cat picture represents what I feel like sometimes, trying to understand what it is my kids are actually saying. I have a list of common translations for parents to understand "teen speak" over on Huffington Post. Teens provide parents with ... [Read more]


Raising teenagers can be a surreal experience.  Just when you think you've seen it or heard it all---your teen comes home with a bombshell. I'm starting a regular feature in June called Spill It. Spill It is your chance to anonymously spill your latest teen moment.  Call it free therapy.  It will make you feel ... [Read more]