Monday, March 21, 2011

Nursing Home Here We Come...

Everyone is trying to avoid the inevitable. We can't wait to get there. Bingo parties, mini-bus trips to Vegas and the Mall, someone to cook and clean for us everyday, chair aerobics...sounds like heaven!

Love, Holly & Charisse

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Once Upon A time...

Once upon a time two women set out to start a blog...decided they actually love to vlog...spent a year caught up in writing, reading, video taping, and ultimately...EXHAUSTED! One day these women start hearing from girls on Youtube that they would like them to be online moms. The women think, "Are they insane? How did they come up with that idea watching our random, funny chats we do for Life Laugh Latte?!" Lots of teen girls start writing e-mails asking their questions about growing up. After responding to a few the women realize that it couldn't hurt to try doing a video or two and see what response they get.

That started in March, 2010 and although it hasn't exactly been "videos gone viral," it has turned into something we never expected. We answer over 100 questions a month through e-mail, and have 53,000 views of our "Ask Mom Series" and "Reality Check" videos. Girls roughly age 10-18 are our demographic and they ask everything from..."When will I start my period?, "How can I know if he likes me?", "My friends are involved in risky do I help them?", "What will happen at my first gyno appt.?", "Help, I think I'm pregnant!", "How do I get out of an abusive relationship?", and the most common question, "How do I talk to my mom about _____?"

Having a 13 year old daughter now it has really opened my eyes to the importance of staying connected and being available every day. I've learned that I have to earn and keep her trust, and spend the time with her that allows me the opportunity to bring up the big and little topics that are current to her world. It is so easy to forget that puberty and beyond is familiar to us since we have been down that path...but it is 100% new, embarrassing, and a bit scary to the child just entering those years.

I feel so thankful that we get to be a little part of their experience as we give them simple advice and encourage them to seek out an adult in their life that they can confide in. So, if you have been wondering where we have been...come check out our videos on Youtube. If you have a teenage daughter introduce her to our videos and use them as a way to start discussions. You can find us on our Youtube channel...

Someday soon we'll be back in the saddle here at Life Laugh Latte as well. Happy New Year Friends!

Love, Holly & Charisse

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

They Hope You Won't Look In The Closet!

Remember being told you couldn't go out until your room was clean? Chores are a never ending battle in our homes and a subject of frequent conversation in our mom circles...

So great to have you stop by. We've missed hangin' with you.
Holly & Charisse

Monday, August 9, 2010

Why do people do that?

Hello bloggie friends! Yup, Summer kicked our blogging to the curb...but we have had a ton of fun! Found some time to vlog with our new video camera the other day. Guess what...the quality stinks. Not sure what we are doing wrong please forgive and laugh with us anyway.

Today's video will share some of our favorite stories that make us ask the question..."Why do people do that?"

Thank you whats around the next bend for the Sunshine Award. We just love it! Hugs and kisses right back at you:)

Love, Holly & Charisse

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Crown Of Life...or Funny things Charisse's Mom Says

Charisse's mom has a funny way of thanking her! We hope this makes you laugh...and think about the funny things your mom does.

Have a great day,
Holly & Charisse

Monday, June 21, 2010

Conversations Including...Is Your Dog Prejudice?

Today we are discussing dog etiquette, stupid cooking shows, and wondering if people should name their body parts. Yeah...probably pretty inappropriate!

We love you faithful followers!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hangin' Out With Holly & Charisse...

Hang out with us as we discuss how our weight loss journey is going, introduce you to Sumo guy, say a tearful goodbye to the two followers that have abandoned us, and talk about bad hair days.

Just good old fashioned girlfriend time. Thanks for stopping by.
Holly & Charisse