I did it, I’ve lived through parenting a teenager and I’m still live and kicking…just! He’s 20 now, we’re through the worst and here I’ve grouped the posts that I wrote along the way. Most are tongue in cheek as you’ll know if you’ve read any of my posts in the past I don’t take … More I Survived Parenting A Teenage Boy
Look how fat I was. Just look. Can you see it? Nah, me neither. It’s one of those photos that you show someone and they say “oh wow, look how tiny you were” leaving the “what happened?” unsaid, hanging in in the air. I spent that holiday in Gran Canaria plus several years before and … More Fat Like I Was At Fifteen
Ah teenage boys they really are something else aren’t they? Here’s my A-Z of them, written with the help of the lovely Tracey from Hooks and Dragons. A. Is for Are you really ready for this? Read this if you want to find out! B. Is for BAE (Before Anyone Else) Oh how I hate … More The A-Z Of Teenage Boys
Being a teen is hard. Raising a teen is also hard. Getting, keeping and getting on with friends can also be hard. After attending a kids party recently I realised how hard it is to make friends when you’re an adult and everyone already has their groups and aren’t willing to let an outsider in. … More They’re Not Your Friend
Moving out. Not all it’s cracked up to be is it? Listening to my 18 year old chatter about how great it will be when he moves out makes me think back *cough* 20 years ago to the times when I thought i was young and free. Yeah…. The first place I shared with a … More Is Moving Out All It’s Cracked Up To Be?
Right now you may have little ones and be experiencing 5.30a.m morning wake ups and sit there wishing they ‘would just stay in bed and give you a lie in’. STOP. Karma will come around and kick you right up the bum when they turn into a teenager and you can’t get the sod out … More Getting A Teen Out Of Bed
My eldest ‘child’ has just turned 18. I can’t believe where the time has gone and I certainly don’t feel old enough to be the Mother of an 18 year old – crow’s feet tell me otherwise however. It’s made me think back to when I turned 18 and what I was doing at the … More 18th Birthdays
Having had a drunk and obnoxious 16 year old turn up on the weekend at 2am spouting such crap as “I’m 16 now I can look after myself”, never mind the fact you’ve been pacing the house for hours panicking while they’re “only having a laugh with the boys.” Then you have to spend the … More Sorry Mum (For my teenage years)