• parenting teens

    5 THINGS MY TEENAGER NEEDS

    I absolutely adore and love my boys.  There are days though where it is challenging.  I often forget how difficult it is being a teenager with all the stresses and strains…

  • fish

    REVIEW OF EXPLORIS AQUARIUM PORTAFERRY

    The lovely people at Exploris kindly provided us with tickets to try out the new and improved Aquarium in Portaferry.  It is Northern Ireland’s only aquarium which reopened after a £2m…

  • helping parents

    MY MESSAGE TO ALL PARENTS

    Dear Mum / Dad   Over the course of this week I have come in to contact with a number of parents.  What has struck me is how hard parents are…

  • HOW TO STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TWEEN

      I am more relaxed as a parent with my youngest son as he enters the tween stage and heads to being a teenager.  Probably because it’s not new, second time…

  • talking to your teen

    4 WAYS TO SAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEEN

        It can be difficult to stay connected to your teen as they grow and become more independent.  The relationship we as parents once had is different especially as they…