Helping teens in lockdown

Another month has slipped past; life as we knew it, is but a distant memory and the unrelenting tedium of queuing, household chores and home schooling makes many of us feel like we are all living our very own version of Groundhog Day. There has, however, been some respite recently, with the announcement that we…

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Teens & Tweens: Parenting In A Pandemic

Welcome back, dear readers. I hope you are all keeping well and safe. Normally with the advent of Spring we are looking forward to new beginnings and for many of our teens and tweens that means exams leading to a new chapter in their lives and holidays filled with new adventures. Yet our previously carefree,…

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Teens & Tweens: Holidays, exam results & letting go

The summer holiday is close to over and the new school, college and university years are on the horizon.  Despite the habitual parental groans that precede the summer holiday period, it is more than any other, a time for stepping away from normal routines and commitments and regrouping as a family.  I for one relish…

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Baking Round-up: Cupcakes

I’m not a huge fan of cupcakes! There I said it, too much sweet frosting and not enough cake for me and a bit of a faff to make – Give me a traybake anyday. That said after putting this round-up together I might just have to think again.  Firstly,  judging by the number of fabulous cupcake…

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Snapshot round-up: Capturing the seasons

There are daffodils aplenty, the birds are singing and we’re seeing buds appear on the trees. The days are longer, the yearned for blue skies bring a smile to our face and we shout “lambs” whenever we pass a field. Spring has most certainly sprung and we’re full of joy as a result.  The crazy weather we’ve recently experienced…

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