The ups and downs of living with a teen

A general ramble

Firstly, let me apologise for being so quiet over the weekend.  I have spent a very rare lovely weekend with my two favourite people, my husband and my daughter.  Just the 3 of us, well and the dog and cat. We made the most of the gorgeous weather on Saturday spending time in the garden, […]

Review of my week

I have had a very different week and exciting week. My blog is up and running, and I am loving it, have met some lovely people and have enjoyed reading many different blogs (although I have been doing this for a while). I have so many topics to talk about, which will be coming thick […]

Relieve those stressful meal times

Tips to relieve the stress at meal times

If  like me you have a child or children who are fussy with their food, more often when it suits their mood, then here are a few of my tips to relieve the stress at meal times.  This way we are all happy. 1. My daughter loves mashed potatoes, but if like me you don’t always […]

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Motherhood

Motherhood

Motherhood, from the minute you find out you are pregnant, you start to worry about your unborn baby. As your bump gets bigger and bigger until, if like me you are the size of a blue whale, you worry about every twinge, movements etc, the list goes on.  You go for scans and check ups, […]

How Times Have Changed

When I was my daughters age (11), we did not have the technology that my daughters generation has. We never had mobile phones, computer games, computers, tablets, laptops, TV programs all day every day, and it got me thinking to how times have changed. We used to play outside with friends, ride our bikes, make […]

Quick Smoothie

We all have those times, when we get asked ‘Can I have a Smoothie?’ and you haven’t been shopping Here is a quick and easy smoothie, that you can make, for those times when asked. Milk Fruit (banana, strawberries etc) Honey (to taste) Choose your glass, and pour half a glass of milk into it, […]

Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Sometimes we all fancy a nice bowl of ice cream especially on a hot day, something I always have in the freezer is my easy homemade icre cream, you do not even have to own an ice cream maker to make this, and it will always be smooth and creamy. There is nothing nicer on […]

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New Beginnings

Hi and welcome to my blog and new beginnings for us all. I will start with introducing myself, I am Sam, married to my wonderful and patient husband, and stressed mum to my pre-teen daughter who is 12, and stepmum to two wonderful boys who are 17 and 21.  We also have a dog who […]

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