Discussing Self Esteem with Your Teenage Girl
Oct21

Discussing Self Esteem with Your Teenage Girl

When your daughter reaches her teenage years, she may seem to lack the confidence that she once had as a child. This may be fairly obvious if she becomes withdrawn, but can also be covered up through teenage behaviour and even an argumentative nature. To help your daughter to regain that comfort in who she is, you may want to have a conversation with her regarding what it is that has caused her self esteem to suffer. Not only could...

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Simple steps to create an Autumnal cosy corner retreat
Oct18

Simple steps to create an Autumnal cosy corner retreat

We’ve been looking at the new Autumn-Winter range from Fox & Ivy – Tesco’s own luxury brand of homewares and soft furnishings. They challenged us to pick just a couple of key ingredients to create an Autumnal Cosy Corner Retreat; the nook we all need in our homes, a quiet comfortable space to retreat to with a book and a mug of tea. Every family is busy, everyone has a bad day – and now more than ever before we’re all...

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A Levels in one year? We thought so…
Oct18

A Levels in one year? We thought so…

This was to be a post describing a plan to complete A Levels in one year. As regular readers know, in 2020 our 17yr old had a lightbulb moment, shook himself and decided it was time to study now. He took the four GCSEs he needed for his next step, and gave himself nine months to study them using the ICS Learn courses. Not only did he pass everything, but he achieved a 9 in English Literature , and an 8 in English Language – having...

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Mugs! Yes, it’s the Best Mugs Tesco has. Hint: they’re good.
Oct14

Mugs! Yes, it’s the Best Mugs Tesco has. Hint: they’re good.

Everyone knows we love an Ode To The Mug. Our ‘top 10 gift mugs’ gets consistent traffic through the year. Our ‘mugs for teens’ is always a popular hit at Christmas. And the popularity of our You Mug! Pinterest Board (if you’re a mug fan, you’ll want to go see and probably follow. Oh the mug joy that it contains…) shows me that on a daily basis we’re all looking for The One. It’ll be a...

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Homeschooling GCSEs – The Top 10 Lessons I Learned
Aug24

Homeschooling GCSEs – The Top 10 Lessons I Learned

Last summer our 17yr old decided it was time to get his life in order – he decided he’d take his GCSEs by homeschooling. Yes, he’s two years behind his cohort; but the joy of home education is that you can work to your own schedule. Every experienced home educator I spoke to at the start of our Home Ed journey assured me the motivation would come – just wait for it. Watching my video-game-obsessed offspring I...

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The Importance Of Bees: Why You Should Never Kill A Bee
Aug16

The Importance Of Bees: Why You Should Never Kill A Bee

Bees have various species and the specific one managed by humans only comprises a portion of them. Over time, bees have been exploited and endangered, which is why you need to do the necessary measures to protect what is left of them. This article lists down the importance of bees in the world and why you should never kill a bee. Pollination One of the primary reasons you should never kill a bee is because they have a crucial role in...

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