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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)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Katie Backer I recently read a book to my daughter about a young teen who was thrown out of her house one night without a thing to her…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Jamie Beeson Eye roll, blank stares, straight up disrespect and blatant rule breaking. These are all things we look forward to with teenagers right? Being a mom of…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  As our children get older, maintaining open doors of communication with them requires some finesse, and like all other areas of parenting has to be tailored to the specific…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  photos by Jana Graham Photography If there’s one thread that seems to run consistently from one generation to the next, it’s the bad rap teenagers get. You…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  I homeschooled for most of elementary school y’all! By the time I landed in middle school I had an abnormal amount of confidence coupled with a lack of…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Robert South, a 16th-century English clergyman, once said, “If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he…(Read More)

If only I knew then what I know now… The notion of being able to go back in time and do some things differently is an intriguing one. Not all of us would want a do-over, but certainly all of us could have benefited from having the knowledge and life experiences we have now…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Pam Molnar As my teenage daughter’s birthday was approaching, I asked her if she wanted to have a party with some friends. “I guess,” she answered in her…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart Dads, you are her first example of how a man is supposed to treat a woman. What a healthy relationship looks and sounds like. You have been…(Read More)