Category: Parenting: Sixth Form 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →