Category: Parenting: University Students

10 amazing Christmas gifts for students for under £10

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and purchase we get a small sum towards the running costs of our site at no extra cost to you. Buying Christmas gifts for students is a complete joy! They are such a unique group of people. They are living away from home for the first time and so they are adjusting… 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 →

Review of Pot Noodle, Beer And Shower Shockers! A Mum’s Countdown To University

I am absolutely delighted to review Pot Noodle, Beer And Shower Shockers! A Mum’s Countdown To University. When our young adults are about to leave for university, the focus is (quite rightly) on them. Will they have all the right gear? Will they get homesick? Do they know how to cook a decent meal? The internet is packed with guidance,… Read more →

Home sickness in students

Home sickness in students – what parents can do to help

As the new university term is well underway and freshers are tentatively (or not so tentatively in some cases) acquainting themselves with life away from home, I have been lurking in the shadowy corners of a few social media groups observing how the Mums are feeling and reading quite a bit about home sickness in students. The picture is quite… Read more →

student accommodation

Complete guide to student accommodation in halls of residence

University students have a choice about where they live. The classic first year in university is spent in student accommodation called halls of residence. Others live in private sector houses and flats or live at home with their parents. I have written a comprehensive post for live at home students and their parents packed with information. I thought that moving… Read more →

Live at home student

Want to be a live at home student? This is what you need to know before you decide

Do you want to know  what it’s like to be a live at home student? Hopefully this post will help! Studying at university costs money. There is no getting away from that. Student expenditure on tuition fees, accommodation, study materials and food and drink can add up to several thousands of pounds each year and most young people leave university… 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 →

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 →