The ups and downs of living with a teen

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 […]

Swig Hip Flask

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by Daniel at Swig Hip Flasks, asking if I would be interested in reviewing one of their products. Once I had looked into their company and read their story, I was happy to say yes, as my husband likes a drop of whisky and has used a […]

How many do you say a day?

I saw this earlier and it made me realise just how many of us Mums say the same things day in and day out.   My daughter is older now, so some of these I no longer say but have said in the past 1.  No – I think we all say this no matter what […]

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 […]

Homemade Chocolate Digestives

On Sunday, I decided to have a baking day, so after I had baked a fresh loaf of bread for our lunch, I decided to make chocolate digestives following a recipe I saw on another blog last week, Mrs Bishops Bakes & Banter The recipe is for Caramac digestives, but I could not find any […]

Bestway Lay-Z Spa Hot Tub

Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub

To weeks ago we became the very happy owners of the Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub.   We are not posh, or trying to keep up with the Jones’s, apart from having wished for one for a long time now, my husband had a nasty accident last year, resulting in him being in constant pain, […]

Being a Stepmum

I saw this the other day and thought it quite apt.     When I met my now husband, I did not have children, we had both been in long term relationships, and he had two boys.  One of the first things he said to me not long after we had got together was, I […]

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 […]

Paris

Last Tuesday my husband turned to me and asked if I fancied going to Paris the next day for a couple of nights.  Well, I was not going to say no and ran off to tell our daughter we were off to Paris the next morning, before hurrying around sorting everything out to take. Our […]

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