A Mother’s Love

A mother’s love is an undisputed guarantee that travels the test of time but there are moments when it is tested to its limits and how we respond says a lot as to its value. My eldest is close to completing his second year at university but his…

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 #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…

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…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond #53

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. It was lovely to see so many of our regular readers join us last month after what…

Tweens, Teens & Beyond Goes Monthly #52

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. Since its launch over a year ago, the linky has come a long way and we are…

What is Responsible Drinking for Parents?

What are your views on drinking alcohol in front of your children?  Do you make a conscious decision to abstain when with your children or just not to drink to excess?  Have you ever been drunk in front of your children? In a new report released by the Institute…

The Value Of A Shared Interest Between Parent & Child

What makes you tick?  Do you share any passions with your children? One of the many things I love about being a mother of teenagers is discovering shared interests that help to cement our relationship as adults and as a family. As parents we are all guilty of…