Surviving Teens with Scary Mommy

Around 5:00pm, I started to hear the clicking off of lights and the shutting of doors around my office.  People were leaving to join their families for the evening.  Or even have a drink to celebrate the end of the workday.

The moment I contemplated packing up my stuff to exit, I remembered that I have teenagers waiting at home for me.  Teenagers in the midst of 6-weeks exams that require my assistance in creating quizzes on  Teenagers that need me to proofread their rough draft and help them find all of the passive verbs and act as a human thesaurus.  Teenagers that will have friends over, standing in the threshold between my kitchen and den, eating my food and watching sports on my tv, all pretending that they don’t have 6-weeks tests and papers.

So instead of packing my stuff, I googled “mom blogs teenage boys.”  Misery loves company and I needed to know that there are more of us out there suffering through it.  Dreading going to work in the morning and dreading going home at night.

Well, I have hit the motherload, so I’m going to share a couple of wonderful posts with you from Scary Mommy.

10 Things You Need to Know About Raising a Teenager

5 Ways Toddlers are Easier Than Teens

Parenting an Average Student

I could spend all evening on this website, reading all of the wonderful and honest posts under “Surviving Teens,” but alas, I must go home and actually face my teens in order to survive them.

Good luck to everyone out there in the trenches of raising teenagers!


  1. you ARE a great Mom!

  2. Damn, links aren’t working! But I’ll search later…

    – your fellow teen-mom soldier

  3. Are you ever posting again?

  4. Lorinda Morey says:

    Thinking of you and praying that you have support and love to help you through.

  5. Hey. Wondered how you were going. Thought I’d check comments to see. Hope you are ok and getting the support you need.

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