The ups and downs of living with a teen

Tag: pre-teen

My Week

This week has been a lot calmer than last week, thankfully.  It has been emotional though, as I watched my daughter say goodbye to her friends and school who she has been with for the past 7 years, when she started as a little 4 year old. I have watched her grow up from a […]

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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, […]

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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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How Times Have Changed

When I was my daughter’s 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 […]

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Quick Smoothie Recipe

If you have kids, then you will probably had one of  those moments, when we get asked ‘Can I have a Smoothie?’ and you haven’t been shopping, and have to say no.  My quick smoothie recipe might just get you the title of the best Mum or Dad. My recipe is very quick and very […]

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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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