Does your teen know about National Citizen Service? NCS, it’s WAY cooler than it sounds…
Apr25

Does your teen know about National Citizen Service? NCS, it’s WAY cooler than it sounds…

A couple of years ago now, we saw an advert for the NCS – the National Citizen Service. We’d never heard of it before, but we loved the look of it, and when we discussed it with our oldest (who was 16 at the time) he was absolutely up for it. Sadly, his health took a back slide, and we just couldn’t be sure he was ready for a summer of adventure; but as our younger kids come to the right age, we’ll be...

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You’re Fierce. LOVING this Beautiful Little Enamel Pin.
Apr20

You’re Fierce. LOVING this Beautiful Little Enamel Pin.

Teens are ridiculously tricky to buy for – but oh what a perfect gift for your girl this is. Shakespeare said it first: “though she be but little, she is fierce.”. And how was he was. But sometimes your girl will feel a little fragile, and may just need reminding of her own fierceness. Which is, I think, where this beautiful little enamel pin from The Old English Company comes in. Buy it spontaneously, just because....

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(Real Genuine Science-backed) Top 10 Study Tips For Revising
Apr17

(Real Genuine Science-backed) Top 10 Study Tips For Revising

There’s a whole Tumblr-pile of ‘Study Tips For Revising’; crammed full of tricks that will totally help your teenager ace their exams. I know – between a husband doing a BSc as a mature student and three teenagers running the gauntlet of state exams, we’ve probably seen (and tried) more than a few of them in this house. The husband tried chanting pages of impossible-to-remember facts to a favourite tune,...

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April Issue of the LittleStuff Magazine – out now!
Apr10

April Issue of the LittleStuff Magazine – out now!

Oh I enjoyed this one – I allowed myself lots and lots of time to noodle about the interwebs to find you the tip top most beautiful Spring buys to brighten your month, from a fabulous desk lamp to a £39 handbag you do not want to miss. Oh and the most delicious retro shopper bicycle for you, complete with a wicker basket to pop your flowers and fresh bread in. We have the recipe for the best chocolate courgette cake – no,...

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WIN 1 of 3 fab £200 GCSE Revision bundles (with headphones & Music too!) #RevisionThatSticks
Apr06

WIN 1 of 3 fab £200 GCSE Revision bundles (with headphones & Music too!) #RevisionThatSticks

Ugh, it’s that time of year when if you have a 15 or 16yr old in the house, then stress levels are seriously starting to soar (just in case you’re suffering, you might want to take a quick look at Things You Must Never Say to Your Teen During Revision.  It’ll help, that’s all I’m saying. But in all seriousness, there are ways in which you can help your teen really get the most form these last couple of...

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Yeah. Don’t Say THAT To Your Revising Teen (or Anything Else, Frankly…)
Apr02

Yeah. Don’t Say THAT To Your Revising Teen (or Anything Else, Frankly…)

What Not To Say to Your Teenager Teenagers. Bloody hell they’re tricky, right? I mean, don’t get me wrong, they’re adorable creatures – funny, smart, opinionated, interesting, purveyors of marvellous new music, sources of most excellent YouTube funnies, genuinely brilliant company, … but also as predictable as a cat in a force ten gale that’s being asked to wear purple boots. They won’t get up...

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