Yoplait Go Big yogurt pouches are made with real fruit and designed specifically with teens in mind. You can find them at Wal-Mart. Yes, this post is sponsored but I'm sharing a message that's near and dear to my heart. I've been a parent for half of my life now, which most people can't say until they're much older than 31 years old.

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Yoplait Go Big

The girls and I had a little “retreat” this weekend, where I took them to a hotel and we swam, ate lots of food, and just had a good time bonding. I know it sounds cheesy, and trust me by the end of Day 3 I was ready to go home, but it was a chance to make memories they'll never forget.

Jenelle,

I was 16 when I had you, and to say I wasn't ready would be a huge understatement. I don't know what the next level of “not ready” is, but take that and multiply it by 100. I wasn't ready for pregnancy, I wasn't ready for a baby, I wasn't ready for having to work so damn hard to pay bills and raise a baby when I was still a baby myself. Thankfully, you were too young to realize that I had no freakin' clue about parenting when you were born.

We've grown up together and you're turning into such a beautiful young woman. Sometimes I look at myself and wonder how I did it, how we survived, how you turned out to be so awesome when I was so clueless about it all. When you were a baby, a toddler, and even 5 and 6 years old, things were tough! I was still learning how to handle everything. Now that you're a bit older – I can't believe you're almost fifteen – it's awesome to watch you develop amazing talents and dive deep into your passions.

I'm writing this short letter to you just to say what I say ten times a day: I LOVE YOU. And I know, regardless of your teen ‘tude, you LOVE ME, too. I appreciate you and am excited to watch you continue to grow into an empowered, wonderful young woman.

xoxo,

Mom

I read the letter to Nell but she didn't want me to do it on video, so instead we made our own little video where she got to ask me questions and I answered them. She had like 20 questions but we cut it down to just a few for time purposes. :)

Key point from Nell: Yoplait Go Big is just grip & rip! Very easy, great for on-the-go!

Pictures from Our Retreat!

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See how super impressed Nell is? Just kidding, she was trying to act tough. This was JUST after she finished jumping on the bed. They had a blast.

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