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 →

10 amazing Christmas gifts for students for under £10

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and purchase we get a small sum towards the running costs of our site at no extra cost to you. Buying Christmas gifts for students is a complete joy! They are such a unique group of people. They are living away from home for the first time and so they are adjusting… Read more →

Board games for teens review: Ginger Fox Which One?

Affiliate links* Here is our board games for teens review of the Ginger Fox Games Club board game called ‘Which one?’. I tried it out with my husband and three tween/teen daughters. We absolutely loved it and I think it is going to become a firm family favourite. Read more →

Advent calendar ideas for teens

Top 5 awesome advent calendar ideas for teens

This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy a product I get a small amount of money towards the costs of running my website at no extra cost to you.  Why is a Mum of older children writing about advent calendar ideas for teens? Well, for those of you with children under 10 years of age, I have… Read more →

7 secondary school essentials every kid needs

The transition to high school can be a stressful time for both pupils and parents but it can be eased with a few secondary school essentials. The move involves a whole new routine, a new uniform and a lot of extra ‘stuff’. I’ve been through this three times now and have finally got my head around which items are actually… Read more →

Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky #24

Welcome back to the 24th linky of Tweens, Teens and Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween & Teen Bloggers, Nicky from Not Just the 3 of Us and Jo from Mother of Teenagers. It’s brilliant to see that we have such a loyal band of linkers with quality posts. I have shared some of your wonderful posts in the latest… Read more →