motherhood in midlife

Motherhood in midlife – why it’s so hard and how to get through!

  This is the most important post on my blog, because it gives my reasons for starting this big adventure called ‘After the Playground’. On my wonderful journey as a parent I have reached the point where the conductor is about to call “All change here” and I didn’t see it coming. I was actually enjoying this journey and I… Read more →

Essential information for teens and parents about getting a safe piercing

Getting safe piercings for teens is essential if they are to avoid health issues associated with this common body adornment. As parents, many of us will bear the responsibility of allowing our children to have a piercing. We will choose the venue where it will be completed and sign the consent form. Then we will supervise the after-care and seek medical… Read more →

Practical help if you are caring for someone with dementia

My blog aims to bring practical advice and information to help ladies face the huge range of challenges that midlife throws at us. Many of my posts have focused on the issues surrounding raising teens and young adult children. However, as many of my readers have pointed out to me, that is far from the full story. Many of us… Read more →

What parents need to know about the new intimate body piercing law in Wales

The law on intimate body piercing in Wales changed on February 1st 2018. As a result, it is now illegal to perform an intimate piercing on anyone who is under the age of 18 years in Wales. Wales is the first country to introduce this law with the aim of protecting the health and safety of young people and to to… Read more →

Guest post: Back to the Playground – Postmenopausal Pregnancy

My blog very much focuses on my life ‘After the Playground’. I share my experiences of what life is like when your kids are teens and beyond and about midlife in general. However, I have been reminded recently that for many midlife ladies, their life in the playground is yet to start. Also, midlife is strongly associated with the menopause… Read more →