Why I Use Audio Books to Start Conversations with Flea

Read on to discover the best audio books for teens to listen to with their parents:  Lean in close, friends. Today I am sharing one of my favourite tips for getting your teen or tween to talk to you. Listen to audio books together. Sounds weird, but bear with me.…

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The One Where Flea Changes School

Changing schools in the middle of the year was never in the plan. But here we are. This morning, I dropped Flea off at a new school, having left her old school on Friday. I’m not someone who makes this kind of decision lightly. To say the least. For starters,…

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A Letter to a New Mum

Anyone who has the privilege of being a new Mum knows that it can be magical, intoxicating, and life-changing. It can also be exhausting, worrying and just boring. Today I’m teaming up with WaterWipes to create a letter for a new Mum. I’m sharing some of the things I’ve learned…

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Awesome Things about Raising 12 Year Olds

I had coffee with a friend yesterday who is also a Mum to a 12-year-old tween daughter. At one point, we both sighed and agreed that, oh my goodness, raising a tween girl is hard. And honestly, there’s not that much advice out there about parenting a tween girl. Babies?…

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The One Where We Hire a Maths Tutor

Year 8 has been a tough one for Flea – not least because she’s started to struggle in maths lessons. Flea has always been pretty good at maths. But she’s AMAZING at English. Human nature being what it is, Flea tends to think that she’s terrible at maths. Because she…

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