Revision essentials

Our review of thinkkit – revision essentials

Never mind about mid-election fatigue, we are suffering from mid-revision fatigue in my house. Any initial enthusiasm for the process (and there wasn’t much) has been used up, worn out and thrown away. So, where do we go from here? We are still only a quarter of the way through the process so it’s time to ring the changes and… Read more →

Sgwd yr Eira Waterfall

A trip to Sgwd yr Eira Waterfall, Brecon Beacons – why you should visit with your teens

Pushing forward with my quest to find days out and holidays that teens are prepared to share with their parents I have struck gold! My kids regard me as a fairly (boring) mature individual who has pretty much left her childhood fancies behind her. I have written before about my lack of spontaneity but the other weekend I was reminded… Read more →

Tweens, Teens and Beyond Linky #8

Welcome to the 8th 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. How brilliant to see our regular bloggers joining us again and some new faces. I have learned such a lot from reading all your posts. Thank you to everyone… Read more →

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 →

Pocket money

Pocket money dilemma for tweens and teens: could goHenry be the solution?

Our approach to pocket money has been haphazard to say the least. We had no fixed system and regularly lost track of what we had handed over. I have written before about the pressure on tweens and teens to spend money but wanted to explore what I could do to introduce a more structured approach. Read more →


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 →