How do you get Pikachu on a bus?
Poke him on.
I told that joke to my teen just now and the laughs! OMG we were howling. 😂😂 And if you believe that I’ve got some swampland in Florida you might want to buy. Because of course the only legit teen response is a sigh and an eyeroll. 🙄 Pffft! Teenagers. Tough crowd, tough crowd. You know what my teen did like, tho? Her latest Ruby Crate. It’s a quarterly Canadian lifestyle box for tween and teen girls — a separate one each season for each age group — filled with a bounty of beauty products, accessories, stationery and decor items. The Winter one for teens (this one) is sold out but you can still order the Spring Crate shipping in March. (Thank you to Ruby Crate for sending us this one for review.)
Continue reading A subscription box for tween and teen girls: Ruby Crate Winter 2021 🇨🇦
Do you set reading goals for the year? I rarely do but this year I have two: first, to read a little in the mornings so I can start the day with some “me time” rather than saving it ’til after the kids have gone to bed when I can barely keep my eyes open. (Especially since bedtime has gotten much later since the holidays.) Second, I want to read most if not all of Sweet Reads‘ monthly pick in time for my post so I can share some thoughts and hopefully hear some of yours. (Sadly that’s not the case this time around. Prepping for Christmas left me with little time and energy to read more than a few magazines.)
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Self care is important at any age. I’m seeing that especially with my 14-year-old daughter as we try to help her find healthy ways to deal with the stress of navigating high school and hormones (during a pandemic, no less). We’ve been watching the new season of Queer Eye together and I can totally imagine Jonathan saying “never underestimate a good mask moment, honey.” Today I’ve got a new-to-us subscription that’s like a tool box for self care curated especially for tween and teen girls with a separate box for each age group. Canadian subscription box SPArty Girl sent us their Winter box for teens and I’d love to share it with you today. Each one includes $75 worth of treasures to inspire self-love and make girls feel their own kind of sparkle.
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