On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Elizabeth Spencer about teenager daughters. Elizabeth is mom to two teenage daughters who regularly dispense love, affection, and brutally honest fashion advice. She’s been married for 23 years to an exceedingly patient husband she picked up one Sunday in church. Elizabeth blogs about faith, family, and food (with some occasional funny thrown in) at Guilty Chocoholic Mama. She also writes for Her View From Home, Grown and Flown, Your Teen For Parents, and Crosswalk.com. In her spare time (namely, when she’s not chauffeuring her younger daughter around), Elizabeth volunteers as a band mom, facilitates women’s Bible study, sings on her church worship team, and bakes chocolate chip cookies that cover a multitude of maternal sins.
“There’s some underlying truth to the thought that having teenagers is hard, but having any child is hard,” Elizabeth said. “Girls come with their own package—we refer to ours as the ‘house of hormones.’ … But I think there’s a lot of fear [out there], and people only hear the negative stories sometimes.”
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