"Deciding on a curfew for my teens is more than just knowing the curfew within my city. Sure, that’s a start, but there are a lot of other factors to consider. Every child is different, which means one size won’t necessarily fit all. My children have different personalities, and that means the conditions with which I make that decision would have to be based on a lot more than my personal experience."

"Supporting my children has always been a very important part of my parenting journey. Whether it's helping them pursue a small goal or a much larger dream, I want them to always know I will always be 100 percent behind them."

It's easy to forget the importance of self-care, but it's really simple to actually do. After intentionally taking a "me" day, here are some tips from one local mom for parents who need to take time for themselves. 

"Black Friday shopping is one of the few societal holiday traditions I just can’t seem to get on board with. As hard as I’ve tried to make sense of it, I’ve never understood waking up at the butt-crack of dawn to fight people for a few deals."

Volunteering is great — especially for teens. It teaches teens compassion, humility, responsibility and other essential life skills they can carry through life. Here are a few ideas to help you and your teen decide where he or she may want to volunteer.