(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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KitchenAid Stand Mixers are 30% off at House of Fraser – under £350!
Apr06

KitchenAid Stand Mixers are 30% off at House of Fraser – under £350!

If, like me, you’re lucky enough to already have one, then you’ll know how lovely they are. Mine’s called Doris, she’s candy apple red, has pride of place on the work surface, and gets a loving pat on her beautiful soft round curves on a regular basis when I’m passing. If you don’t have one, then it’s possibly you’ve been eyeing them up for a while, hesitating at the eye-watering initial...

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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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How We’re Going Mad for Wooden Summerhouses In The Garden
Mar26

How We’re Going Mad for Wooden Summerhouses In The Garden

 A wooden summerhouse was originally intended for people to relax and enjoy some cool shade during a hot summer days. These days, ‘summerhouses’ are increasingly popular because of their versatility; they can be anything you want! A summerhouse may serve as a perfect guest house, or a separate living space for your growing children. It’s a useful outside space for garden parties, or (my own favourite use of our own...

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Surviving Exam Season – Top Insider Tips From a Family Who’ve Been There
Mar25

Surviving Exam Season – Top Insider Tips From a Family Who’ve Been There

Exam season is upon us – and I’m definitely feeling your pain and your fear of ever Surviving Exam Season. I’ve parented through GCSE’s and A Levels, and child No.3 sits his GCSE’s next year – I’m becoming a pro at this. There’s an old Zen saying which I love; ‘Everything the same; everything different’. Every teen is unique, of course, with different struggles, different...

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