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  • Parents Upset that Michelle Obama's Invitation to Graduation will Limit Seats

    Michelle Obama was invited to give the commencement address to students in Kansas City. However, many people are upset by the first lady's scheduled appearance.

    Many of them are concerned that she will attract more people to attend graduation. The ceremony combines five area high schools and takes place in an 8,000-seat arena. However, many parents worry that friends and family won't be able to get a seat. Students have started petitions and parents have urged district officials to reconsider.

    Not everyone is just concerned with the seating arrangement. Some parents are upset that the first lady will overshadow the graduates on their big day. They want to ensure that the graduation ceremony focuses on the teens, not the next Presidential election.

    This issue brings up a variety of graduation etiquette issues. For many families, a limited number of seats means having to choose which grandparent gets a ticket and which one gets left out. Although graduation should be a time of celebration, unfortunately, it can also bring about a lot of stress for families.

    Read more: [Mon, April 21]

  • Easter Desserts and Sweet Treats to Bake with Teens
    Cooking and baking can help involve teens in the Easter celebration. Although some teens may be interested in helping you create an Easter dinner, other teens might be more interested in baking the Easter dessert. Here are some fun treats that teens can bake:
    • Easter Cupcakes - These Easter Egg cupcakes are fun for teens to bake and decorate.
    • Easter Basket Cake - This adorable Easter Basket cake involves candy bars, jelly beans, and marshmallow chicks or bunnies.
    • Flower Garden Cake- This flower garden cake is the perfect way to celebrate spring. You can even personalize it with photo flowers to make it a truly unique piece.
    • Sunflower Cake - This sunflower cake is super easy and serves as a beautiful centerpiece. Use yellow marshmallow chicks and some chocolate chips to turn a round cake into a sunflower.
    • Bunny Cake - This bunny cake takes a little more work than some of the other desserts but the end result is worth the effort. It comes with step-by-step photo instructions to help you out along the way.
    [Sat, April 12]