The ups and downs of living with a teen

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My Week

It has been a very busy and emotional week for us here. Last Saturday, my daughter came back home after her amazing holiday away with my parents on a Disney Cruise, I know how lucky was she. Unfortunately, she came home with a raging temperature, sore throat, bad ear and cough. She literally walked in […]

Growing Up….

Today is the day my little girl started Secondary School, the start of a new chapter in her life I remember her first day in Reception, seems a lifetime ago now.  She was still 4 years old and so excited.  I was tearful and worried all day.  Would she be ok, would she like it, […]

Goodbye August – Hello September

Wow, can not believe it is the start of September already, where did August go? August has been lovely, nice lazy days making the most of lay ins and no rushing around in the mornings. We had a lovely few days in Paris, where we saw the sites and enjoyed some much valued family time […]

My Week

I have had a very different and busy week this week, as I said last week I was up at the crack of dawn taking my daughter and my parents to the airport for their holiday. The plan was while she was away, to decorate her room fully and have it all back in place […]

My Week

The signs I have a pre-teen have really shown this week, with the strops and the sulks, mixed together with a battle of wills between myself and my daughter. My daughter has gone on holiday today for a week with my parents, and we promised that she could have her bedroom redecorated, but her Dad put in […]

A day out today

Today, I had a very rare day out with my daughter, just the two of us, well I say just the two of us, but we met up with her friend and her mum, for a trip to the cinema. Now I do try to avoid these places like the plague, and do feel mean […]

What a week

This week was slightly different to last week, where we had a very spontaneous trip to Paris, which we thoroughly enjoyed. This week was all about one of my most hated trips out, the school uniform shopping. I like every other woman loves shopping, but I find no enjoyment out of buying school uniform, apparently, […]

Pets with Children

I know some people love pets and others can not stand the mess and ties that come with owning a pet.  But to me they become part of the family, I also think that they teach children so many valuable life experiences too. Yes, you can not just go out for the day and come […]

Phew! What a week

Sorry I have been a bit quiet this week on my blog, but this week has been very busy and very enjoyable with some lovely quality family time. We started off on Monday very quiet as my daughter was at a sleepover and did not come home until Tuesday afternoon, as had planned to do […]

Goodbye July, Hello August

      Goodbye July, I have to say you were an emotional one. My daughter, had her last School Summer Fair, last sports day, as a Primary School Student, had her leavers assembly which was so emotional, watching her whole class perform together in their class assembly for the very last time, seeing how […]

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