teens

DIY

Make A DIY Hair Clip And Rock The Season’s Hottest Hair Trend

After scrolling Instagram, I think it’s safe to say, hair clips, bobby pins, and barrettes are the top hair accessories of the season. I’ve seen hair clips in a variety of sizes decorated with pearls, resin, bows, metallics and even bejeweled. The 90’s are coming back with a bang, or in this case, a clip. […]

Teenager

TikTok: What Is It And Why Is It So Popular?

If you’re a mom of a teen or tween reading this, you’ve probably heard of TikTok, the video app popular with kids today. By kids, I of course mean Gen Z—the cohort of folks born after millennials and the age group into which most of today’s teens and tweens fall. If you’ve heard of TikTok, […]

Style

Too Early For My Pre-Teen Daughter To Remove Her Body Hair?

Well, it’s official. My daughter and all of her friends are in the double digits. Age ten will definitely bring with it some interesting changes in mood, personality, and body odor. All of these kids, boys and girls, smell like hot trash half the time and intense grooming rituals are on the horizon. One of […]

DIY

Tweens Will Love This 4-Ingredient DIY Glitter Lip Balm

Whose lips couldn’t use a little more shimmer?! This summer, teens and preteens will love making their own glitter lip balm to soften their lips for the dry, hot weather AND add a little extra shimmer and color! Homemade glitter lip balm is easy to make with coconut oil, beeswax and essential oils. In order […]

DIY

10 Summer Crafts To Keep Tweens Out of Trouble

It’s that time of year again… when the words “I’m bored” start being uttered over and over again on those lazy, hot summer afternoons. Just because the kids are heading into their teens doesn’t mean they don’t still need some help brainstorming activity ideas. Today I’m sharing colorful crafts for tweens that are perfect for […]

Tech

You Might Want to Rethink Trying That FaceApp Age Challenge

Credit: WKYC/Hollie Strano They say that if you don’t like the weather then wait five minutes because it will probably change (at least, we say that here in New England) and so it is with trending Internet challenges like this new one that is taking social media by storm; the FaceApp Age Challenge. If you’ve […]

Teenager

6 Tips for Parenting a Tween Without Losing Your Mind

Bet you are relieved that you (barely) survived the “terrible twos” and the even more fun “terrible threes”. And you probably thought you were in the clear after that. Nope. The real fun starts when your kids enter their tweens. The tantrum filled toddler years are actually quite similar to the tween years. Kids want […]