Tag: teenagers

The Sniff Test

The Sniff Test

Some kids ease into adolescence with very little fanfare while others seem to slam into it with such force they leave their parents feeling like roadkill on the interstate. My son fell somewhere in between. The first couple of years of teenagedom weren’t that shockingly different from his pre-teen years. Although he was definitely inching toward more independence, we still…

When Good Moms Wear Bad Clothes

When Good Moms Wear Bad Clothes

Whenever I go shopping, I’m usually pretty good about knowing which stores are age-appropriate and which are too young or too old for me. Typically, if the dresses in a store have less material than my underwear, I know my daughter should be shopping there, not me. And if a store sells clothes that could double as window curtains, both…