Helping your teen deal with a break-up

Teenager

Parenting teens can be really hard.  Not only are there all the emotions to contend with but life does get more complicated the older you get and when you add a first love in the mix! Most of us can remember how painfully sad we felt after our first breakup.  I know I certainly didn’t take it well and went to pieces with my mum and step-dad unhelpfully telling me it wasn’t real love and there was plenty more fish… Continue Reading “Helping your teen deal with a break-up”

Embrace Every Moment

Butlins

I know only too well how quickly time flies and I cannot quite believe I am the mother of two fully grown adults, a teen and three small people who seem to be getting bigger by the day. I love blogging as it is my online diary of their big (and little) adventures and only wish that I had found it sooner as no matter how hard you try, you do forget the little things that you swear you will… Continue Reading “Embrace Every Moment”

LOLLIBOP’S ALL STAR LINE UP 2014

LolliBop 2013

LolliBop, the UK’s biggest kids festival, has announced it’s most exciting line-up to date with CBeebies Superstar Justin Fletcher headlining on Saturday and Sunday and Mister Maker taking over the main stage on Friday. The event, which this year takes place at Hatfield House, August 15-17, also welcomes stars of CBBC’s Big Friday Wind Up Sam & Mark to LolliBop for the first time. Other LolliBop ‘newbies’ include Thomas & Friends with a bespoke interactive play experience created especially for LolliBop, Chris & Pui with their Mini Roadshow, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery… Continue Reading “LOLLIBOP’S ALL STAR LINE UP 2014”

A grown-up lounge

Everybody knows that having children will mean compromise, but it can still be a bit of a shock to discover just how easily they can overwhelm a living space.  No matter how much tidying is done, toys get everywhere, along with stray items of clothing.  Rooms have to be rearranged to keep dangerous items out of reach.  Things get chipped, damaged and even chewed.  It can be very difficult to maintain the sense of style that once mattered so much,… Continue Reading “A grown-up lounge”