How Do We Build Our Teenage Girls’ Self-Esteem?

Has your daughter ever called herself ugly?  If so how did you react?  Did you – like me – respond with a sharp intake of breath and a vehement “No you are not!”? At the time of this shock announcement from my daughter I was in Paris on a girls…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #21

Good morning gorgeous linkers! Thank you for joining us for another week of Tweens, Teens & Beyond.  I hope you have all had a glorious week.  I am writing this from Paris, where I have enjoyed a few days courtesy of a gorgeous friend to mark my 50th…

Students Spend Nearly £400 In Freshers’ Week

How much is Freshers’ Week costing your teen?  Research I read this week shows that students across the UK can spend around £400 in Freshers’ Week.  Put this in the context of the average annual student maintenance loan of £1500 and the reality of the maths is scary.…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #20

Good Morning and welcome back to another week of linky Tweens, Teens & Beyond hosted by myself and fellow bloggers Sharon at After The Playground and Nicky at Not Just The Three Of Us. I hope you have all settled back into some form of normality after the…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #19

Good morning.  I hope everyone is well and that for those of you with tweens starting secondary school everything went smoothly last week.   I am knee deep in University preparation and like many others will be clogging up the motorways on Sunday with a car rammed full…

Las Vegas – The Road Trip Finale

“Save the best for last” is a popular saying I grew up with and as we left behind the glitz and glamour of LA last year on the final leg of our California road trip and headed towards Las Vegas I wondered if it would be the case this…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #18

Good Morning, I hope you all had a fabulous summer holiday and welcome back to Tweens, Teens & Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween and Teen bloggers Sharon at After The Playground and Nicky at Not Just The Three of Us. The Tweens, Teens & Beyond…

Guest Post – Top Shaving Tips For Teenage Boys

Watching my eldest get to grips with his personal grooming was interesting to say the least, particularly when it came to shaving – when to start, how often etc.  I have to admit to not being a great lover of facial hair so at the very first signs…