Make May Purple for Stroke

In December last year my husband suffered a stroke. I had seen the ads and read the leaflets countless times when waiting in the GP’s surgery, you know the ones from the campaign, ACT F.A.S.T, but he did not display any of those symptoms.  He had booked some…

Teenage Friendship Conundrums

I would like to say that our family is normally restricted to one “life” crisis per day but to be honest that would be a white lie.  Teenager No.2 was waiting expectantly at the kitchen table for my return today.  . The kitchen table is the nucleus of our home, providing…

Therapy For Exam Stressed Parents

It seems like only yesterday that Teenager No.1 was taking his GCSE’s, yet as our household braces itself again for the next hurdle of AS exams, one headline in particular grabbed my attention yesterday. Apparently, according to new research released by the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), it is…

About Me

Hello and welcome to my blog Mother of Teenagers.  I am Jo, a PR consultant for 20 years, now a freelance writer and mother living in a pocket of South London with my husband and two teenagers. Parenting is a deeply personal journey and since closing the door on my…