Vote

Ready, Set, Vote!

For our American readers, if you are 18 or over by Nov 4th this year, you’ll be able to vote.  Maybe even for the first time! You might think: there are so many millions of people voting, my vote doesn’t really matter.  But it definitely…

Gluten Free Cake

Gluten-Free Cooking Spree!

Last week I got an e-mail invitation (special thanks to Dr. Lydia Shrier!) to an iron-chef style cooking competition at the Back Bay Events Center. It didn’t take long for me to decide that of course, I had to go. (Really, all I needed to know is that…

cookbook sale

Cafeteria Cookbook Sale!

Last Friday, the folks at the Children’s Hospital cafeteria were nice enough to allow us to set up shop for a few hours, right in the middle of all the action that goes on down there. Dennisse and I proudly wore our “Quick and Easy…

Crying Baby

Being a Pregnant Teen is Not Cute or Fabulous

What with the unending media coverage of various pregnant teens in our culture, I just wanted to weigh in with this: being a pregnant teen, and becoming a teenage parent, is not cute, fun, fabulous or trendy.  Having to take care of a baby and…

a gymnast

Reaching For The Gold

While watching the Olympic athletes perform their routines this week, several thoughts went through my head. My first thought was, “Geez, they make it look so easy” followed by, “Are you kidding, it takes hours and hours of practice to perform at that level.” It…

Dennisse

Girl 2 Girl

Asking a complete stranger for information on personal topics like birth control or teen pregnancy is beyond awkward. It’s sort of like the feeling you get when you go into the drugstore to buy pads or tampons and there’s a really cute guy at the register, ringing up…

Cookbook

The Cookbooks are In!

Check it! The brand-new 2nd edition cookbooks are in! The printer just delivered them yesterday. They are beautiful and fun, and packed with so many delicious and easy recipes. This is our slammin’ 2nd edition of Quick & Easy Recipes for Teens.  Huge praise to…

Come On In!

Hello readers! We thought that since you’re reading our blog, you might be curious as to where we’re blogging from, so here it is, welcome to our home away from home – the CYWH Resource Center! We’ve got a very colorful, cozy little spot located…

Comfortable In the Skin You’re In

The day started out really badly. First I was late for work and stuck in traffic on a crowded bus with no where to sit. It was early in the morning and I was so tired. When I finally made it to work I was…

Let Yourself Try

So let me tell you a little something about Dennisse.  When she first joined our Youth Advisory Program, two years ago, she was a high school junior with some work experience.  She had been working as a cashier over at Boston’s Aquarium, sitting in a…