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My prepubescent daughter is challenging my happiness today.  I’m guessing that this is the training ground for the real challenge that lies ahead.  There’s a slight possibility that I’ll run away before then. 117 more words

SHUTTERBUG NOTES — Why GoogleGlass & Facebook Raise Family Travel & Privacy Issues for Teens

Yesterday, on our blog, we featured a trio of stories about exciting new travel-related technology advances in our weekly FlipBoard magazine. Some of the options seem fabulous, but they also raise questions about how to protect the privacy of your kids while on the road. 1,120 more words

Family Travel

Sex Predator Arrested - Requests Indecent Pics on Kik from 12 Year Old

This is yet another article warning about the dangers of the popular texting app, Kik Messenger.   Kik cannot be viewed publically.  Pedophiles have taken to texting and sending pictures hoping for a response.  212 more words

Cyber Safety


I recently had a chance to shoot the amazing Alex and one of her best friends, Sophia.  This particular session was what I call a “milestone” session–the goal being to capture Alex as she transitions from “Big Girl” to “Young Lady”.   185 more words


The Finish Line

As I sip my tea, resting on a pile of pillows, I’m rethinking the events of this week. It’s been great having time to be with the kids without the stress of work or bills or chores interfering. 517 more words

I'll Take You to the [Meatball] Shop...

I’ll Take You to the Shop…

Sorry 50 Cent, this shop’s not selling any candy.  Meatballs are what draw its crowd of hungry patrons, like… 480 more words

50 Cent

Counselor’s Corner: Puberty Resources for Tweens and Teens

Puberty can be an awkward time not only for adolescents but also for the adults who care about them. It can sometimes be uncomfortable to step in and help adolescents take care of their changing bodies. 683 more words