Young entrepreneurs

5 reasons why your teen should be one of the young entrepreneurs

The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, devised a computer messaging programme for his father’s dental practice when he was 12 years old. A 17 year old Richard Branson started a highly successful youth-culture magazine. Spotted the pattern among these young entrepreneurs? The teen years, so often dreaded and drenched in negativity, can be the launch pad for hugely successful enterprises.… 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 →

Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars

Book Review: Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson

I was delighted to be sent a complimentary copy of Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson to review. Occasionally I read a book that I recommend to my Mum. Other books I recommend to my 18 year old daughter. This is one that I will be recommending to both! Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars… 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 →

Becoming a childminder book cover

Becoming a childminder – what you need to know giveaway

Have you thought of becoming a childminder? When you work and you have a child you are faced with some tricky decisions. Do you return to your previous job after you have had the baby? Do you remain working the same hours or reduce them? Do you have a partner who can reduce their hours? How will your finances be… Read more →

Making money as a teenager

Making money as a teenager – five steps you should follow

Do you give your teens pocket money? It seems that most parents do; in fact, a recent survey found that 4 out of 5 parents gave their teen regular pocket money. Others use an informal system of assessing expenditure on a case by case basis. Many teens like the idea of making money for themselves but making money as a teenager… Read more →