Newspost 08-19-09

Contest: Logo for Radical Parenting Blog

I am awarding $195 to the best design for our new logo at @99designs! enter your logo idea for us!

Free Tween Dress Giveaway!
Shabby Apple online dress boutique has long been revered as a great place to find stylish women’s, little girl’s, and even maternity dresses.  They have recently released a line of tween sized dresses for girls ages 10-13!  These dresses will help tween-aged girls stay stylish, modest, and are very easy on the wallet.  Check out their complete line at!  And one lucky Radical Parenting will win the “G.I. Jane” dress (comes in girl’s sizes 8-14). Email why you would love this dress!

Video of the Week

New Moon Trailer

Breaking News

Stress of war takes a mental toll on military kids

First teen to leave highschool for professional basketball

Texting while driving WORSE than drunk driving, study says

Articles of Interest

Twilight hits the road with fan convention tour

Communicating musically with your teens

Kid swap: Parents join sitter co-op to save

too much texting can deprive teens of Zzzs

‘Brow Raising

Man tosses cash onto Los Angeles freeway–causes traffic jam

New record for world’s largest cupcake

Shannon’s Faves

Fall Preview: The Best Returning Shows

10 Annoying Text Habits to Avoid

Vanessa’s Faves

Discover the Forest The amount of time U.S. children spend outdoors has declined 50% in the past 20 years, according to the Ad Council. The Forest Service is hoping to change this startling statistic through a PSA project entitled “Where the Other You Lives.” that encourages tweens and their parents to re-connect with the great outdoors.

Content from The Crazy Suburban Mom Blog by Tracy Reinhardt.  “Don’t judge me till you’ve gone a mile in my minivan.”
We couldn’t clean up because Yoda’s head wouldn’t dry Part 1A mom wakes up to find the disembodied head of Master Yoda in her kitchen.

Bake or do not bake. There is no try Part 2 Bringing Master Yoda to the cake contest.

The Ghost of Granny Panties Past (This is a fave of moms) When did it become okay that the only mascara you’re wearing is what’s left under you’re eyes from the night before?

Karma in the 21st Century Another fave of moms…If you’re not a good person in the 21st century be prepared to form a lasting relationship with a good repair company.

Books of the Week

The Curse of the Good Girl by Rachel Simmons

Junior Leagues In the Kitchen with Kids: Everyday Recipes and Activities for Healthy Living by The Association of Junior Leagues International and Favorite Recipes Press
Want healthy kids? Teach them how to cook their own healthy meals at home with Junior Leagues In the Kitchen with Kids: Everyday Recipes and Activities for Healthy Living, a new kid-friendly cookbook that’s loaded with recipe and activity ideas for a lifetime of healthy living.


A Journey to the Son, by Lauren Braddock Havey, is the true-life tale of a “motherless daughter’s” extraordinarily bumpy road to motherhood. Lauren’s engaging wit and honesty pull readers in, making her story more than a memoir of fertility treatments, complications, and trauma—Lauren’s story is a celebration of life.


  1. Rachel Simmons, author of The Curse of the Good Girl, on tour September 2009 | TLC Book Tours - October 10, 2009

    […] Also mentioned on Radical Parenting […]

Leave a Reply