Tweens, Teens & Beyond #5

Good Morning and welcome back to the fifth week of linky 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 Easter Holidays are here and with it the usual…

Does Growing Up Mean Growing Apart?

My teenagers are growing up but does this mean we have to grow apart?  Growing up generally involves a defining moment in everyone’s life.  For my daughter, this was not when she hit puberty, but when she turned 13.  This was the magical number to her.  It signified…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #4

Well as if on cue the sun shone all weekend as we all celebrated our roles as mothers and paid tribute to our own.  My teens did not disappoint and were on their best behaviour all weekend, making a particularly special effort at the obligatory Mother’s Day Lunch…

Guest Post – Why Does Style Change At 50?

You would think that the woman pioneering a change in attitudes towards the way women dress in midlife has herself passed that milestone.  The reality, however, is that Jacynth Bassett, is a 24 year old Cambridge law graduate, who inspired by her mother’s style frustrations has made it her…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #3

The Spring Equinox has been and gone and I hope we can now look forward to some serious days of sunshine and long balmy evenings as we move into the third week of linky Tweens, Teens & Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween & Teen Bloggers, Sharon…

Teaching Our Children The Value of An Inquiring Mind

“Why?”  is a question commonly associated with the toddler years.  Most parents tire very easily of this period and the endless “why” questions, particularly as each answer is quickly met by yet another “why” question, but as our children progress to adulthood that is exactly what we want…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #2

Welcome to the second linky of Tweens, Teens & Beyond hosted by myself and my fellow Tween & Teen Bloggers, Sharon from After The Playground and Nicky from Not Just The Three Of Us. We were so delighted by the support we received from the blogging community in the lead up…

Fitness At Fifty & Beyond

A “fair weather” exerciser is the term used by a friend recently to describe my attitude to my fitness regime.  In my defence I have to say she was recalling my university years more than three decades ago when a hangover or a piece of chocolate cake would…