Category: After the Playround

National reading and numeracy tests – 5 things parents can do

The kids are back in school after what was (hopefully) a lovely Easter break in some pretty decent sunshine. Now attention turns to the national reading and numeracy tests which are due to start in a week or so. You don’t read quite as much about the Welsh tests as you do about the SATs that take place in England… Read more →

Tattoos

7 things your teen needs to know about getting a tattoo

“Mum I’m thinking about having a tattoo!’    If you have teen kids, this is likely to be a statement that you will be faced with at some point. There are no accurate figures for exactly how many people in the UK have tattoos (it’s probably around 1 in 5 of the population) but commentators are unanimous on two things.… Read more →

Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky – #4

Welcome to the 4th 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 was fantastic to have so many posts linked up last week and to welcome so many new linkers! We are building a great little community. Once again, there was a… Read more →

Ovarian cancer awareness month

Ovarian cancer awareness month – Why I don’t need it but you do

The month of March 2017 is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month; a good time to confess that my relationship with ovarian cancer is dysfunctional. My relationship with all cancer is challenging (due to the untimely deaths of several very dear family members) but ovarian cancer is the demon that I should have dealt with years ago. Our first encounter was in… Read more →

Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky #1

I am very excited to be able to welcome you to the very first link-up 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. We see this little area as a place to read and share stories relating to Tweens, Teens and young adults (children over… Read more →

Teens Tweens and Beyond

Launching the new Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky

I am so happy to be joining with the amazing Nicky at Not Just the 3 of Us and Jo at Mother of Teenagers to launch a brand new linky all about Tweens, Teens & Beyond. I am a Mum of three tweens/teens myself and I love reading other bloggers’ experiences, opinions and thoughts about this fascinating stage of parenting. Read more →

Plant gift ideas

Plant gift ideas for teens – Venus Fly Trap

Let’s face facts, house plants are not high on the list of gifts for teens. They are just not ‘exciting’ enough. However, there is one little plant that has taken pride of place on our kitchen window sill for around 9 months and that my teens are more than a little interested in. It is a Venus Fly Trap. So,… Read more →