Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part XI-ironing & sewing)

Ironing and sewing … not just for the Leave It to Beaver mom, June Cleaver to do. Our teenagers need to learn how to darn socks, sew on a button, hem pants and iron clothing. Yes, a person can outsource these menial tasks, but why? Not one of these tasks takes more than 10 minutes to … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part XI-ironing & sewing)

Me on Atl. & Co. (11-Alive Broadcast – NBC)

Here is the TV segment. Once you click the link, give the black box a few seconds to load and the segment will start. http://on.11alive.com/29cc7sq As always, I welcome feedback, but keep in mind that I did have limits on time and content. Thanks for watching! Make the most of your day! Follow me at: Twitter  … Read moreMe on Atl. & Co. (11-Alive Broadcast – NBC)

Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part IX-learn to cook)

Who doesn’t like to eat? I know I do and my family has always used meals to bring everyone together as a bonding/social time. We bonded over the preparation of a meal as well as the eating of a meal. Oh the memories! In an age where vast amounts of food products are readily available … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part IX-learn to cook)

Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part VIII-military time)

Back in April, the challenge I put forth was to see if tweens and teens could read an analog clock. I didn’t get much feedback, so I’m not sure how everyone did but I’m changing up the “telling time quiz” today by asking adults to review military time with the youth in their lives. (And … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part VIII-military time)

Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part VII-senators)

In your state, how many U.S. Senators are there? Did you pause yourself? Sure we all learned this in school, but we don’t think about it often so we tend to pause. I guess if someone in the family is in the political arena and running for such a position we reply more quickly, but otherwise … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part VII-senators)

Challenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (V-offering an arm)

Went to a beautiful wedding this past weekend and got talking to the wedding coordinator. She shared with me that the rehearsal was a bit of a challenge as the attendants ranged from age 5 to 26 and most had never been in a wedding before. I’m not here to talk about wedding protocol, but … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (V-offering an arm)