Ten Years: Time to Move On?

I bought my current house ten years ago this month. Back then I was a newly single parent working as a freelance journalist. I’d had to sell our house in Brighton as part of the divorce settlement, so I was broke (to put it mildly). Moving 300 miles North and…

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Win at Lunch with Richmond Chicken Sausages and a £25 Giveaway!

The sausage sandwich is possibly the greatest culinary invention of all time. Closely followed – of course – by the fish finger sandwich. A good sausage sandwich is a thing of beauty. A hot, freshly grilled sausage, and fresh, crumbly bread. What’s not to love? Sausage Sandwiches Made Healthier This…

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What I’ve Learned About Exam Stress (from getting it all wrong)

Are you wondering how to reduce exam stress for your teen?  Like so many things in parenting, my tips for dealing with exam stress come from getting this stuff all wrong to begin with. This Time Last Year: Exam Stress Overload Flea attended a primary school that didn’t do SATS,…

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10 of the Best Age Appropriate Bikinis for Teens and Tweens

As a Mum to an almost 13-year old, finding suitable (age appropriate) bikinis for teen girls is becoming an annual palaver.  Like many girls her age, Flea loves being on the beach. But it’s increasingly important to Flea that her swimwear looks just right. My girl used to be happy…

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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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