Welcome to The Teenage Kicks Podcast

Taking the fear out of parenting a teenager

When does parenting get easier?

The definitive guide to the best and worst age

#50NotOut: Changing the Goalposts for Older Women

It was my first time. No one had ever said it to me before, and I'd been blithely unaware that I was at this point in my life. I'm talking about the day a shop assistant called me 'Love.' Now, you might not see this as a big deal. My friend T says she's very happy...

How to Survive Secondary School as a Mum

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

Parenting: How to Rock the Period Talk

The Period Talk I'm pretty sure I had the period talk with my own mother. I imagine it would have involved phrases like a little bit of blood, no it doesn't hurt, and, they're in the airing cupboard. I think the next time anything 'like that' was mentioned, was when...

Travel: How to Create a Love of Adventure in your Kids

Live Life Adventurously "Owwwoww!" groaned my...

Teenage Kicks: Recovery from Self-Harm

Rosie’s amazing story of recovery

Style: How to look good in photos – yes, even at 50!

Tips for looking good in photos as an older woman.

Hi! I’m Helen.

I’m a lifestyle blogger and a (sometimes terrified) mum of two kids hurtling headlong into their teens. Some days I survive on really good coffee. On others, only a sharp Sauvignon will do. 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?

Find me here too

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

Eurocamp with Teenagers: Camping Le Soleil in Argelès

Why our teenagers are always so keen to go back to Eurocamp

The Secret to Raising Confident Teenagers

A self-help book for teenagers that will really resonate

Managing type 1 diabetes with Omnipod (UK review)

How we moved from multiple daily injections to a tubeless insulin pump

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. 

style="width:130px;height:130px" Hspace="3" Vspace="3"