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My motherhood resume now includes 5 years experience raising a teenage daughter and almost a year raising a teenage son. Life with teens is not my expertise, but I’ve learned a lot over the years, including things to always have at home for my teens.
Daily life flows much smoother when I’m prepared, and I don’t mean having the cupboards stocked with snacks and having a good smelling room spray handy. Although, those two things are equally as important.
I’m talking about the things I always have at home for my teens that seem to be needed at the most inconvenient times. After several requests for these items at the last minute, I now make sure I’m stocked and ready for the “do you have” questions my teens come at me with.
Things I Always Have At Home
for My Teens
Show Me The Money!!
It’s all about the Benjamins during the teen years. My best friend summed it up well the other night during dinner when she told me during my daughter’s senior year, my best bet was to just listen and give cash when she needs it.
Good thing cash is something I’ve learned to always have at home for my teens. Lunch money, impromptu decisions to go to the Friday night football games, and school events that are forgotten about until the morning of. A stash of cash in the house means I can hand over a couple of bucks while I give them their list of extra chores to work it off.
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Remotes, controllers, and gadgets. Oh my! Life with teenagers means always having batteries on hand. I’m not the mom who will run right out and get whatever you need, but I am the mom who stocks up on things to make life easier.
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We’ve run out of feminine products at the worst times over the years, and it has taught me to keep an extra package on hand at all times. A little secret among the girls in the house? I keep a stash of chocolate hidden in the box. If you’ve ever lived with a teen girl on her cycle you know why.
No Pain, No Gain!
This goes along with feminine products, but heating pads and pain relievers get used for more than that during the teen years. I keep them both on hand for pulled muscles from sports or activities and pinched nerves from sleeping wrong after a night of studying. Both have happened a few times in our house.
Give Me The Juice!
If I spot a great deal on a phone charger at the store or even garage sales, I grab it. Teens lose, forget, and break chargers often, so keeping a few on hand is a great idea. You can even make the kids pay for them when you hand them over if they are continually losing them.
What are some things you’ve learned to always have at home for teens?