Giveaway – Returning To School with Treads Shoes

With less than a month to go until the school bells hopefully ring out again across the UK, it’s time to start dusting off your child’s school uniform and checking their shoes fit. “Will they or won’t they return to school?” is a hot topic of conversation at…

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Midlife Moments – A Personal Reflection Post Lockdown

This little space of mine started as one for sharing stories and opinions about parenting teenagers through to the young adult years, alongside those of my own midlife moments that included the challenges of hitting 50 and being diagnosed with cancer. Lockdown not surprisingly has forced my focus…

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The Covid Legacy For Our Lockdown Teenagers

“Cast adrift on a tide of uncertainty and unfulfilled dreams!” These were the words used by the former head of a London Girl’s School recently to describe the state of our generation of lockdown teenagers. The threat to the mental health and education of our teens as a…

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Missing Friends & Freedom In Lockdown

Birthdays are a moment of happiness and celebration but for those who have experienced a lockdown birthday, there is little doubt that any joy has been bittersweet indeed. “I miss my friends!” was the starting point for the outpouring of emotion from my daughter as she celebrated her…

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Kindness Matters To Our Mental Health

Random acts of kindness have been a defining characteristic of communities surviving lockdown and provoked a surge in hopes for a more considerate society to emerge as a result, proving that kindness matters. In its truest guise, kindness is an impulsive gesture that comes from the heart and…

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The Value Of Memories In Lockdown

How important are your memories in getting you through lockdown?  These restricted, routine and stagnant lives that we all lead right now mean that there is very little incoming.  There are no new personal experiences or stories to relate and feed our conversations and creative processes – just…

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The Joy of Simplicity In Lockdown

The concept of celebrating the “little things in life” is nothing new, but it has without doubt grown in significance over recent weeks.  Our previously hectic lifestyles have been brought to an abrupt halt and forced to live as we are now within new limited parameters, there is…

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Fabulous Females Interview – Susie Weaver, S.H.I.T

It’s OK To Feel Shit, is a phrase many of us will be able to identify with right now and my next Fabulous Female, Susie Weaver, has put this sentiment at the centre of an inspirational campaign to raise money for mental health charity, Young Minds. Susie is…

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