Category: After the Playround

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 →

Eating out with teens

5 money saving tips for eating out with teens and tweens

I look back wistfully on the days when we could eat out as an entire family (2 adults and 3 kids) for under £50. It involved a lot of squeezing small children into high chairs (which was fine because it kept them in one place) and a lot of mess on the floor (also fine because I didn’t have to… Read more →

Things you can do at 18 - pint of beer

9 things you can do at 18 – but probably haven’t!

Here is the first of a two part post prompted by our first born turning 18. We have had the usual conversations about things you can do at 18, however, I wanted to explore a little beyond the usual rights of adulthood. Yes, she can now buy me a glass of white wine, accept my on-line grocery order and can vote.… Read more →