Category: Parenting: High School Students

Board games for teens review: Ginger Fox Which One?

Affiliate links* Here is our board games for teens review of the Ginger Fox Games Club board game called ‘Which one?’. I tried it out with my husband and three tween/teen daughters. We absolutely loved it and I think it is going to become a firm family favourite. Read more →

Advent calendar ideas for teens

Top 5 awesome advent calendar ideas for teens

This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy a product I get a small amount of money towards the costs of running my website at no extra cost to you.  Why is a Mum of older children writing about advent calendar ideas for teens? Well, for those of you with children under 10 years of age, I have… 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 →

University essentials

University essentials – what every new student needs to know!

Amongst the emotional turmoil and excitement of your young adult preparing to leave for university, you will also be collecting a lot of ‘stuff’. In a spare room or corner of your house you will start to see a growing pile of bedding, kitchen supplies, lighting and electrical gadgets. In my experience, you will fall over and kick this several… Read more →

Fashion Apps for Reselling Your Teens Discarded Clothes

Hey, look at me writing a post about fashion. Now that’s something you don’t see very often. As someone who has, at most, a passing interest in clothes, and who has stocked a lot of her wardrobe from local charity shops, having three teen and tween daughters has come as a bit of a shock. Read more →


A word (or two) on the #GE2017

I have avoided political discussion on my blog up until now, despite my blogging career coinciding with an extraordinary period for UK and worldwide politics. Since I started my blog in May 2016, we have seen the European referendum, the US Presidential elections, the Presidential elections in France and local elections here in Wales. However, I felt that the recent… Read more →

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 →

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 →

Gifts for teen girls

Help with buying gifts for teen girls – Qwerkity review

I have been parenting teen and tween girls for seven years now and have three fabulous daughters so I should be a total expert in gifts for teen girls. Sadly, this is not the case and I get a sinking feeling as birthdays approach. Teens can be pretty good at telling you what they want but if you need some inspiration,… Read more →