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Summer Camp…The perfect opportunity for embracing new experiences, growing as a person, and learning to let go. And, hey, samesies for the kids! (What I wouldn’t give for some emojis right now…) Yes, the prospect of sending our precious beings off to an overnight camp for the first time can be somewhat daunting…(Read More)

Generation after generation one thing remains the same, the youth of the times are tremendously underestimated. They get a bad rap, kids and teens do. Sure, not everyone is letting their light shine bright, but that certainly applies to individuals in every age group, yet it’s the proverbial squeaky wheels that tend to steal…(Read More)

In the world of music and song, there’s no shortage of songs about cowboys. Many a chorus has been penned about the wild world of buckin’ broncs and rodeo, perhaps most famously summed up by Willie Nelson’s “Mama’s, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.” No one ever said…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  During the teen years, it often feels like parents are walking a veritable minefield when communicating with their hormonally-charged offspring. It’s seeking a balance and treading carefully…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Batteries not included.  Some assembly required.  Those are dreaded words for parents, especially at birthday parties or Christmas when you’ve forgotten to purchase batteries.  Ahh…(Read More)

This guest blog is written by Trevor McDonald As parents, we want to shield our children from hurt and pain of any kind, but sending them off to school can leave us feeling powerless. Bullying causes immediate emotional damage, but it can lead to problems later in life too. Childhood bullying has been associated…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s January 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  “Over 70% of drug users are employed…are they employed by you?” It’s a tagline sure to get your attention, whether you are a business owner, employee, parent…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s January 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Talking about puberty can be well, awkward. And for an adolescent experiencing all the changes that come along with this transition, it can be pretty confusing. A quick internet…(Read More)

This guest blog is written by Trevor McDonald Underage drinking can be a bit of a touchy subject for parents and their children. This is one of those topics that teens typically file under the “Ugh, I know, Mom/Dad!” heading because they think they already know everything. In truth, there’s a lot your…(Read More)