Lockdown lessons and back to school for teens and tweens

Hello and welcome back, dear readers. The summer is close to over and it’s time for the school bells to start ringing out again across the UK. In fact in some areas it’s already back to school time. I’m sure I’m not alone in looking forward to that moment when our tweens and teens can…

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22 ideas for Mother’s Day during the coronavirus pandemic

What’s an ideal Mother’s Day? There are the usual things that we love — a meal out, spa day, a large multigenerational parties — but with the coronavirus recommendations from experts, these are not possible this year. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make this Mother’s Day — Sunday 22 March 2020 — a special day…

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Parents share their tips for raising teens & tweens

BritMums blogger Joanne Gray at Mother of Teenagers selects the best advice on raising teens and tweens for this month’s round-up. Discover tips from fellow parents on everything from planning for the school prom, to earning extra pocket money and even what to buy them for Christmas! Sharing is at the heart of everything we…

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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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Snapshot round-up: Magnificent autumn days

It feels like we’ve had the most amazing autumn doesn’t it, those colourful hues holding on just that bit longer. The uncharacteristically warm weather has enabled the parenting community to get out there and really embrace it too. We’ve seen many wonderful photographs recently – thank you so much for sharing them.  Kicking off this autumnal extravaganza is…

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