10 Reasons to Play Basketball

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I had a really difficult time finding a sport that my son liked.  I was really keen for him to be fit and active,...

Getting Students Cooking with the Family Meal 

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Advertisement The summer is a such an important time for our family. With my son now at university, to have him home with us for...

Barclays LifeSkills: Diary Of A Parent Part 1

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My son isn't far of leaving school, and as a parent I worry that he doesn't appreciate how difficult getting into work will be....

Introducing #TeenTalk & How to Discuss Puberty

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One of the most awkward challenges that parents face is when to discuss puberty with their son or daughter.  When to have this conversation...

A Chatty Feet Gift For Teen

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Teenagers are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for aren't they?  Money seems to be the go to gift as soon as they hit 13....

Why Binge Watching 13 Reasons Why Makes Me Want To Be...

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Have you seen the new series on Netflix yet?  If you haven't watched '13 Reasons Why' already, I would strongly recommend adding it to...

Teenagers: It’s all a mystery to me!

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  Do you get teenagers?  I've got to be honest, I really struggle.  Since the hormone fairy came along and took away my sweet little boy,...

How a Student Can Get Cheap Train Tickets with the Trainline...

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This post was written in collaboration with the Trainline App My son has been at university for a year now, but we still aren’t entirely...

Keeping Teen Busy This Summer

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Doesn't it get harder to keep them busy the older they get?  It's not that they need entertaining as such, but engaging them in meaningful...

Exam Results And Tips For Supporting Your Child

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If you follow my twitter feed you might already know that last Thursday was a big day in our house.  It had seemed like ages...

Getting Teenagers Ready For Back To School

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Getting Teenagers Ready For Back To School Well, the summer holidays are nearly over aren't they folks?  Where did they go?  They seem to be...

Stylish Gift Ideas For An 18 Year Old

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My 18 year old son has really started to develop a sense of personal style in the last few months.  Having a girlfriend is...

Our Night At Marvel Universe LIVE! & Tour Review 

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My husband and I were lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of the UK tour of Marvel Universe LIVE! and what...