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We are Cindy Goodman (raisingteensblogger) and Raquel Alderman (mominthesprings).  As former co-workers, we spent lots of time in each others’ cubicles discussing our daughters’ increasing moodiness or our sons’ inability to put their cell phones down. One day, we decided to turn our experiences into a blog where we could commiserate and connect with other parents of teens.

Between the two of us, we are mothers to five teenagers ranging in age from 13 to 19.  We love our kids but getting to them adulthood has us grappling with our sanity. There seems to be so many worries that parents must deal with in the 21st Century.

When we’re not blogging about our teens, our day jobs keep us busy. Cindy is a nationally distributed newspaper columnist and Raquel is the marketing director of a large hospital system. Our off-hours are spent exercising to look the part of the “fit mom”, chauffeuring our kids around town, and finding time to hang out with family and friends.

Thanks for reading about us! We look forward to hearing from you.

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  1. Svetlana Mikhaylova August 10, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Hi, I’m a teen entrepreneur and I recently started my own business – Luminary is a personal branding agency helping students develop a compelling personal brand and market themselves to potential employers, colleges and scholarship programs. I was wondering if you’d be interested in making a post about us in your blog? It would help us tremendously – we’re trying to reach out to parents of teens and provide tips to help students achieve their academic goals and get prepared for a season of college apps. We’re also offering payed services, so perhaps we could have an exclusive deal that anyone who finds us through your blog can get a discount? Let me know if you’re interested and thank you very much! 🙂

  2. Angelia Burts September 25, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Hi my daughter is 20 year and her boyfriend is 22year she ask me if she can spend the night over his auntie house and i said NO is im worry for no let her go


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