The Importance of Family

What does your family mean to you? Can you put a value on it?  Do you put them above anything else and where do you draw the line in terms of loyalty and commitment?  After all we all have a breaking point. I have always been proud of…

Adding Insult to Injury

The letter read “We are writing to invite you to make an appointment for NHS cervical screening.  The NHS offers cervical screening to save lives from cervical cancer.  It does this by finding abnormal cells in the cervix before they have a chance to develop into cancer.  Any…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #53

Good morning and welcome to the monthly Tweens, Teens & Beyond link-up, hosted by me and fellow bloggers Sharon at After The Playground and Nicky at Not Just The Three of Us. It was lovely to see so many of our regular readers join us last month after what…

Stand Up To Cancer

Charity fundraising is so abundant in our 21st century world, but tonight I found myself irked and emotional in equal measure in a way I never have before. The cause was  #standuptocancer. The why, I cannot explain – or at least not yet. To set the scene, atypical of…

The Value of University

Debate, discussion and disagreement – are the dreaded 3D’s that come with the territory of parenting teenagers.  More frequent, more intense and without doubt louder and more animated. How to navigate them successfully can only be described as work in progress and remains a mystery for us all. …