Fabulous Females Interview – Alex B

In a year synonymous with celebrating the achievements of women, today I am launching a new series on my blog which will feature interviews with Fabulous Females on their motivations, their challenges and of course all the fabulous bits in between. First on the pedestal is 60 year…

How Valuable Are Your Online Friends?

Do you have any online friends?  Have you met any of them in the flesh or is it all just cyber chat?  How do your virtual friendships rate against your real time ones? I, like many others of my midlife generation, am to coin a phrase a “digital…

Life On The Other Side – Post Surgery

Every cancer diagnosis and treatment plan is unique.  There is no one size fits all solution, but where possible surgery is invariably the first port of call whatever your type.  Cancer is after all a disease and left untended will grow and spread like a predatory weed. This…

A Midlife Cancer Crisis

A cancer diagnosis over Christmas and New Year has turned my world upside down and it will never be the same again. This time last year I was in party planning overdrive preparing for my 50th birthday celebrations and flying the platinum flag for being fifty and fabulous.…

Absent Sibling Syndrome

When a teenager leaves home for the first time the impact of their absence on a household is generally focussed on the emotions of the parents and particularly the mothers.  But what about the brothers and sisters left behind?  How does the sudden absence of a sibling affect…

Midlife Health Checks For Women

Have you had or are you due a midlife health check?  It’s so easy to forget what we need to do to safeguard our long term well-being but midlife is an important time for reviewing our health and particularly as a woman. The NHS offers free health checks every…

Keeping Your Children Safe Online #WhoIsSam

When did you last talk to your children about staying safe online?  Was it as recently as this week? Or was it last month or even last year?  In an online survey by the National Crime Agency (NCA) 15% of parents hadn’t talked to their children for at…

Top Must-Read Books For Teens This Christmas

The blogosphere is awash with Christmas gift ideas and as a family of prolific readers we are always on the look out for a good book.  I have picked my daughter’s brains to put together a few recommendations (in no particular order) for the tween or young teenage…