Author: Sharon - after the playground

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 →

Teen house parties

Teen house parties – every parent’s nightmare or are they?

My feelings on this subject are as follows: the words ‘ teen house parties ’ should only ever be found in sentences that also contain the words ‘over my dead body’. I don’t like what I’ve read about them, I don’t like what I’ve heard about them and I just don’t like the concept at all. So how did I… Read more →

Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky #23

Welcome back to the 23nd 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 →

Review of Pot Noodle, Beer And Shower Shockers! A Mum’s Countdown To University

I am absolutely delighted to review Pot Noodle, Beer And Shower Shockers! A Mum’s Countdown To University. When our young adults are about to leave for university, the focus is (quite rightly) on them. Will they have all the right gear? Will they get homesick? Do they know how to cook a decent meal? The internet is packed with guidance,… Read more →

Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky #22

Welcome back to the 22nd 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 the linky going from strength to strength. I have shared some of your wonderful posts in the latest BritMums Teens and Tweens round… Read more →

Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky #21

Welcome back to the 21st 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. Our totally fabulous linky has come of age and is celebrating its 21st birthday! Hooray! It was fantastic to see so many of you linking up last… Read more →

Home sickness in students

Home sickness in students – what parents can do to help

As the new university term is well underway and freshers are tentatively (or not so tentatively in some cases) acquainting themselves with life away from home, I have been lurking in the shadowy corners of a few social media groups observing how the Mums are feeling and reading quite a bit about home sickness in students. The picture is quite… Read more →

student accommodation

Complete guide to student accommodation in halls of residence

University students have a choice about where they live. The classic first year in university is spent in student accommodation called halls of residence. Others live in private sector houses and flats or live at home with their parents. I have written a comprehensive post for live at home students and their parents packed with information. I thought that moving… Read more →