Archive for the ‘teen’ Category


I’m not ready for summer to end

Posted by Laurie on August 3rd, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

I was just getting used to summer when I realized that it’s nearly over. Suddenly my mailbox is flooded with notices from the school. Pick up this! Pay for that! Practice now! And I face the undeniable reality.
I don’t want school to start.
This has been a wonderful summer (knock on wood). Junior has been with [...]

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Driving instructions – this should scare all of us

Posted by Laurie on August 2nd, 2011
filed in Guest Blog, parenting, teen

I’m guest posting over at Scary Mommy today – which is one of my fave blogs ever. This is one of those embarrassing “squuuuueeeee” moments for me, so pop over and check me out (and Jill, cuz Scary Mommy seriously rocks).​ing-instruction-2/
As always, Like me on Facebook or I’ll have Junior [...]

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Driver’s Ed…yes, it scares the crap out of me

Posted by Laurie on July 15th, 2011
filed in parenting, teen

Today’s teens have it made.
Don’t believe me? Check out driver’s education. I’m telling you, the whole thing has changed from back in the day. Why, when I went to driver’s ed, we had to actually attend a class.
Today’s teens? They go to class on the Internet. They attend at their own pace. They don’t have [...]

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Flashback Friday: A day without teen texting

Posted by Laurie on July 8th, 2011
filed in motherhood, teen

A few days ago Junior burst down the stairs like the Texas chainsaw massacre guy was chasing him, with a look of absolute terror on his face and his phone in his hand. Apparently, he had hit his texting limit. His monthly texting limit. Despite the fact that it was the beginning of the month. [...]

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I am an idiot, according to my son

Posted by Laurie on June 6th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

I don’t know how it happens, but when your children morph into teenagers, they suddenly know everything. It’s like they go to sleep one night as perfectly ordinary preteens and they wake up three inches taller with a bad attitude and all the knowledge of the universe stuck inside their heads.

And that is how you [...]

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Happy Graduation, now live a great life

Posted by Laurie on June 1st, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

This is a graduation column I wrote a year or so ago. I’m reprinting it because it’s graduation!
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

- John Lennon
I like June. I think June is a great month. It’s filled with the promise of summer and picnics and weddings and graduations. It’s like a [...]

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The Great Ear Piercing of 2011

Posted by Laurie on May 13th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

Well, he did it. Junior has two extra holes in his head, which honestly I’m hoping doesn’t lead to extra holes in other places.
But before I tell you how the Great Piercing of 2011 went, thank you for all of your advice. Once the deep breathing exercises kicked in, I could see that every one [...]

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