What to get a 13 Year Old Girl for her Birthday

What to get a 13 year old girl for her birthday is – honestly – a difficult question. At the grand old age of 13, nobody wants to be treated like a child. This means you can’t buy anything that might be considered to be a toy. Definitely you can’t…

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Competition: Win a £50 Smiggle Voucher for Back to School

Today I’m happy to launching a competition to win a £50 voucher for Flea’s very favourite stationery store, Smiggle. There’s not much to be happy about when Back to School rolls around, but stocking up on new stationery is one of the bright spots. Flea loves Smiggle because there are…

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Things I Want my Daughter to Know at 13

There are so many things I want my daughter to know as she becomes a teenager. Flea had her 13th birthday this week and please don’t think I’m unaware of the irony of this post. Because parents of teens know nothing. Or so our children would like to think. Thirteen…

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Bahia Principe Dominican Republic: Our Review

Last week we spent a week at the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa. It’s an all-inclusive resort in Samana, Dominican Republic. Confession time : this was a holiday that involved zero planning or research. Needed: A Last Minute Holiday! We were actually due to fly to LA on Saturday morning. Then…

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What We Learned About School in Year 8

So here we are at the end of Year 8. I’ve got to say, Flea’s not the only one who’s learned a lot this year. I feel like I’ve completely changed the way that I parent my daughter this past year. I’ve definitely changed my approach to her schooling. At…

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