Best Tips From Back-To-School Night

Back-to-School night in our district is strictly for parents to meet their child's teachers and see the classrooms they'll be spending two thirds of their high-school time in.  It's the first opportunity of the school year for parents to hear from the proverbial horse's mouth what the expectations are for each teacher's class and how […]

Radidcal Parenting's Vannessa Van Petten Launches New Book

6 Things Teens Wish Their Parents Knew <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />  This post is by Vanessa Van Petten, creator of and author of the parenting book, “Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded?”    Photo courtesy V. Van Petten   WhenI was 16 I thought it was […]

San Diego's Modern Gypsies Win ABC's “Expedition Impossible”

I'll be talking with the Modern Gypsies Monday at 10 am. If you have a question for them you can e-mail me or post it in the comments!   ABC’s Expedition Impossible Team, Modern Gypsies, Launch “Compassionate Adventurer” Mission on heals of Reality TV Win!    The Modern Gypsies from San Diego, California emerged as the winners out of 13 teams who competed […]

Kids and College: 5 Signs You Should Talk To Your Kids about College

Thank you Carol Montrose of, for this great guest post! Read on so we can discuss Carol's suggestions below. These are some very helpful tips just in time for back-to-school. Your kids are probably relying on you to keep track of relevant information pertaining to their upcoming college career.  This means you need to be […]

Wordless Wednesday: Dakota Fanning

This photo is rather unfortunate because I like Dakota Fanning, but something doesn’t smell right about the 17-year-old’s pose with the perfume bottle in this add. Photo by In Style Magazine