Holiday Gift Guide For Tweens & Teens

Anna here again with some great gift ideas that our team here at 5 Minutes for Mom has put together to help you with your holiday shopping. Some of the suggestions are from our sponsors, […]


Books for Middle School Girls

Jennifer Donovan, 5 Minutes for Books managing editor, mother of a teen daughter and a tween son, brings you some book recommendations for middle school girls. That 12 – 14 range is a tricky one […]


What to Teach Tweens About OTC

Susan here with an important message for parents of children approaching or in the tween years. Scholastic has compensated us for our time preparing this post. As parents we’re involved in teaching our children everything […]

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This is Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom, here with a review and giveaway for my daughter’s favorite Canadian clothing store. If you are in the US, no worries, they ship internationally. Triple Flip […]



Jill Berry, 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, celebrates the fun of Barbie. This giveaway post is sponsored. I’m sure you have a Barbie or ten(!?) in your home. I know I do! Or you had […]


Having tantrums is part of being a toddler. Almost anything has potential to trigger a tantrum in a little one. When my kids were little, they had plenty of tantrums. There was rarely a day when […]

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I’m a saver of stuff. Collections. Books. Letters from friends. Favorite toys. I’m not quite a hoarder, as I am very organized. Every set of items has a box, or a bag to keep the […]


  I’m not ashamed to admit that I hate most video game music. I’m not a gamer but I live in a house of people who play video games. From time to time, my son […]


Skin care is an important part of a woman’s life. It can be a battle to keep your skin clear and blemish free. This starts at a young age. Gracie is getting to that age where […]


Guest contributor, Andrea Peskind Katz is not a parenting expert. Far from it, she says! Like all of you, she is just trying to figure out this parenting thing as life happens. Adventure Camp with […]