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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.

You can reach us by email at and



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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

  3. eric November 10, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Hi…I can’t even remember how or when I got on your list but I can say there hasn’t been an article I’ve read that hasnt had an impact on me and many have been very helpful and comforting (teen lying). I just read the travel article about the 3 teens, a dog, and a trailer which was excellent. Really well written and great to hear as a parent of a 17 year old. She’s write…there is no peace like a parents peace of mind. Thank you for spreading that same message with your blog!


  4. Sterling Snith January 9, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    I find it hard to find a life coach for teenagers in Westchester New York. Any recommendations or Suggestions?
    Thank You!

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  7. Haylee Green April 28, 2020 at 4:18 am

    Hi can you talk about other apps such as instagram and Tik Tok and how you feel about the term kids are using nowadays such as “Karen” and “ok boomer” I want to hear your input on these new slangs and what they mean and whether or not it’s appropriate for teens to say.


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