When does parenting get easier?

The definitive guide to the best and worst age

What to Get a 13 Year Old Girl for her Birthday

13 is a big birthday! Here’s what to get…

How to Survive Secondary School as a Mum

Tips for parents on getting through their child’s first term at secondary school.

Christmas Pudding Ice Cream Recipe – how to use up Christmas leftovers

An easy way to use up leftover Christmas pudding, cake, or even mince pies!

How to cook pork steaks like Jamie Oliver – easy family recipe

Easy to cook pork loin steak that all the family will love

Hi! I’m Helen.

I’m a lifestyle blogger and a (sometimes terrified) mum of two teenagers who are leaving me in the dust faster than you can say empty nest. Some days I survive on really good coffee. I love bright colours, a good gossip, and clothes shopping with my girl – she’s my very own personal stylist! I’m #50NotOut, going up a gear in life now my kids are older – who’s with me?

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Teenage Kicks Podcast


Taking the fear out of parenting teens

Have you noticed how once your kids become teens or tweens, the parenting advice on the internet dries up? Because when your kids get older they don’t want you sharing their most embarrassing secrets with your friends – or worse still, theirs! Which is why I created the Teenage Kicks podcast. Each week I talk to someone who had a difficult time as a teenager, but came out the other side in a good place, and has a positive perspective to offer others who might be in similar situations.

Teenage Kicks: Surviving Domestic Abuse as a Teenager

Natasha’s story is both heartbreaking, and inspiring

Teenage Kicks: Coping After Rape

Trigger warning: this episode deals with sexual assault

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