A Life In Our Day

“He’s a right Kevin!”

“It is so unfair!” is the popular riposte of Kevin (the teenager) and one which will undoubtedly resonate with all parents of teenagers, unless of course you have been blessed with the perfect child. During a full-on teenage meltdown all rational thought is abandoned, emotions soar and you find yourself…

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Essential Festival Guide For Teenagers & Their Parents

The Festival season is upon us and for teenagers it is a time to break free of their parents’ shackles and take great gulps of independence.  Attending a festival is an undisputed rite of passage for teenagers. Reading and Leeds are notorious for attracting the newbie teenager festival goer celebrating the end of their…

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Hula Hoop For A Firm Midriff

There is nothing new about the mum tum.  I have lost count of the endless articles I have read over the years about why we have one and the best ways to get rid of it.  Personally, ever since the arrival of Teenager No.2, mine has resolutely refused…

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The Drunk Teenager

Nothing prepares you for the first time your teenager gets drunk.  None of the “teenage expert” talks I have attended, the books I have read or the multiple online resources I have scoured could have equipped me for dealing with the harsh reality of my son’s inebriation. A keen cricketer, Teenager No.1…

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Is Sharing A Bathroom A Good Marriage …

After 10 years of living with the previous owner’s bathroom, Mr MoT and I have decided to treat ourselves to an upgrade. The burning question, however, is do we follow the modern day trend for not just a double sink, but a walk in shower for two? Gwyneth…