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Who ever said parenting was difficult hasn't tried these simple tips. It's so much easier than you think. (Note sarcasm, but encouragement from a mom of five that we're all in this together)

Teen girls can get a bad rap. This humorous post looks at the "terrible" fates our teen girls can save us from. And by seeing the humor in some of the challenges, maybe we can appreciate our girls and weather these years a little better. :)

Step 9 : Making Flat Wide Friendship Bracelets Craft for Girls

100 Words Every High School Freshman Should Know. A different list from 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know. :)

Raising Confident Girls is a huge task/must have as a priority ...

The best approach for discussing sex, drugs, dating, drinking, and gossiping with tweens (ages 9-12). Pinning to read later.

Love my daughter!

parenting a 12 year old girl - wise advice. This is a post I will read and re-read over the next few years.

I am re-doing my big girls rooms and all these ideas look so fun!! -jewelry holder or a note holder using an old frame and some chicken wire

Coping with Cliques: A Workbook to Help Girls Deal with Gossip, Put-Downs, Bullying, and Other Mean Behavior.

Make your own smash books - make for the girls for summer scrapbooks - this page has some good ideas for writing prompts, etc.

20 Mom-Daughter dates for older daughters

Help Our Daughters Have Healthy Body Images! It's frightening to see the effects of society's images on girls' body images and self-esteem. This post tells how some teenage girls are making a difference. Have you found ways to help your daughter and/or other girls have a positive body image?

book for any mother who has a daughter!