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Zero Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

ZERO SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (with apologies to W. Bruce Cameron, whom I adore) By Claire LaZebnik It’s about an hour before prom, and a group has gathered at our house, the girls in jewel-toned evening gowns, the boys in suits and tuxes—and the parents in old jeans and sweatshirts. I go inside to grab some food from the platters we’ve put out, and my daughter sidles up to me, breathtakingly gorgeous in a form-fitting long blue dress. “He wants a glass of wine,” she says, gesturing toward her boyfriend. “Can he have one?” I consider:...

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CONGRATULATIONS YOU’RE GOING TO BE A DAD!

Congratulations You’re Going to Be a Dad! By: McKenzie Satterthwaite Congratulations! You’re going to be a DAD! You want to be the best DAD you can possibly be and you WILL be. As you’re navigating through the new days here are some things to think about: If you’re exhausted, MOM is even more exhausted. Think about ways to help and encourage her to get rest and feel loved. The stronger mama is the better she will be for your baby. Set up an environment that is peaceful. This is a sweet time for your family but it can also...

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Real Talk About SPF Baby!

REAL TALK ABOUT SPF BABY! By Sheryl Ericksson-Penotti SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Well, what does this really mean? Unprotected skin begins to burn in direct sun, in ten minutes. Even when you have slathered on spf 30, you can theoretically only endure the sun for 30 x 10mins. Don’t want to do math at the beach? You can hang for 300 minutes, and be protected from UVB rays. These are the “burning” rays. The UVA rays are the skin aging and immune suppressing rays. However, it is important to keep in mind some important variables like the time...

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Ask Ali Father’s Day Special

Father’s Day Special Send in your questions for our resident family counselor to AskAli@RealMomDaily.com Hi Ali, My ex called to say that she and my daughter had planned a special Father’s Day for me and would pick me up at 1 p.m. and have me home by 7 p.m., but I’m engaged to be married in a year. My fiancée doesn’t like the idea of me and my ex spending the day together, since she wasn’t invited. What should I do? Me and the ex have been co-parenting. I have my daughter two to three times a week. We get along. The two...

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