Learning To Give Up Parental Control

A fellow parenting blogger asked me recently what the biggest challenge of parenting teenagers is compared to the younger years.  My answer was quite simply, learning to give up control. I say learning because it does not come naturally as a mother to let go, it takes not…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond – Time For A Change

This week marks the second year anniversary of the Tweens, Teens & Beyond linky, a collaboration between Sharon, Nicky and I, for those bloggers like us who wanted to share their experiences, passions, and opinions of life beyond the early parenting years. Sadly, however, like all good things…

Christian Dior Designer of Dreams Review – Paris V London

Christian Dior is synonymous with femininity, elegance and timeless splendour.  It is also, as the title of its V&A exhibition suggests, the “stuff of dreams”. The furore surrounding the Christian Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A has been building to crescendo point since its announcement last…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #56

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. I have to admit to being pleased to say farewell to January and to welcome in February…

The Health Screening Tragedy

Public awareness campaigns are a regular feature of everyday life.   Not a month goes by without our attention being drawn by a headline statistic to another condition and the plight of others. January was the month for raising awareness of the need for cervical cancer screening, but…

Fabulous Females Interview – #Pelvicroar

My final Fabulous Females of this first series are three women who make up #pelvicroar.  Myra, Elaine and Emma are a physio led collaboration intent on challenging any taboos surrounding pelvic health and making pelvic exercises as vital as brushing your teeth.  Personally I love to combine the two!…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #55

Happy New Year dear friends and welcome back to the first Tweens, Teens & Beyond link-up of 2019 with Sharon, Nicky and I. It seems like only yesterday that we were signing off and preparing for the festivities ahead.  I hope that you all had a restful Christmas…

The True Value of Blogging

Despite my very best intentions I have found myself starting this year in the same reflective state that I finished last, which means that so far I have managed to fail on more than one of my New Year’s resolutions. The irony in this is that I actually…