5 Things to Do With Teens on Vacation

Do you have teenagers? If so, this summer might be the one where you find yourself looking for ideas to know what do with those teens on vacation.  No, we aren’t talking about where to go, when to go, or those kinds of details. But actually what to do with them once you get there. To be a Mom of teens is to know that gone is the season of motherhood where you can plan Read more

Fun White Elephant Gifts for Teens

I’ve never been a huge giver of white elephant gifts and I think I might be missing out.  I have friends who exchange them with family and friends and always share such fun tales about the gift exchange and what a great time everyone has.  I think I’ve always been too practical to start this tradition on my own.  But when it comes to teens, I’m finding ~ at least for our youngest ~  it’s Read more

Are Test Corrections the New Extra Credit?

Does your child’s school offer the opportunity for test corrections? I have children that span middle school, high school, and college. When my oldest child was in middle school, he attended a private school that allowed students who performed poorly on tests to submit test corrections to raise their grade. When our middle son went to public middle school, he rarely had this same opportunity for poor test scores. Only when an entire class took a Read more

GO MOM!’s Year in Review ~ Our Top Posts for 2015

Happy New Year’s Eve! I simply can NOT believe that 2015 is coming to a close and as I look back on all this incredible year has held I am in awe, as always, at God’s grace and guidance as I make my way.  While I’m all in for helping you fine tune all things home organization and time management, I need goal setting guidance as much as the next Mom. And when it comes Read more

Talking with Teens About Online Privacy

  When it comes to teens and social media, I’m a bit of a kill joy in my personal and professional circles.  I’m that  Mom who says “No you don’t need a cell phone in elementary school, you don’t need to text in middle school, and yes we will follow the terms of service age limits when it comes to social networks.”  So when Domain.Me asked me to write about taking control of your personal Read more

Spring Break Staycation Tips for Teens

By the time your kids are teens, words like Staycation can yield some epic eye rolls. With their friends off to Spring break at Walt Disney World (yes even in high school and especially senior year!), at a warm beach, or touring colleges, staying home as a high school student is anything but cool. Keenly aware of what everyone else is doing, there is nothing worse than having nothing to share when they head back to school Read more

Packing Tips for Spring Break at Disney

Today we are talking about what to pack for Spring break at Walt Disney World. You know its one of my favorite places on Earth ~ if not my favorite of all! Years ago I served my Walt Disney World College Program for a Spring semester and Spring break season definitely presents a unique set of packing needs that are worth keeping in mind. In particular if you are taking tweens or teens, this particular trip Read more

Cell Phone Rules for Teens and Parents

Its one thing to talk about cell phone rules for your teens.  But its an entirely different scenario to actually set them and then enforce them consistently.  And in this case, the cell phone rules you set for your teens are as important for you to follow as it is for them.  If ever there was a massive trap for the “Do as I say, not as I do.” parenting pitfall this is it. We’ve Read more

Teaching my Daughter to be Confident in Spite of Myself

You’ll notice the picture above isn’t me or my daughter.  This is simply because I don’t share pictures of my family here.  But occasionally I chose to post a conversation that involves them that I think really matters.  And when it comes to confidence, I think its an incredibly important topic as our children have so many influences to challenge their self worth. As the mom of two teenaged sons and a pre-teen daughter who are Read more

Senior Year Tips ~ How to Organize College Information

Today we are talking about how to organize college information. If you are the parent of a high school junior or senior, you are in the midst of the hunt for where your child is going to go to college. There are so many aspects of this search beginning with prepping for the ACT and SATs, taking college tours, then the application process, and making that final decision. Because I see the world with a Read more