Gift Ideas for 11 year olds that Give Back

This is it, friends. 2016 is the year I’m going to get organised and shop early for gifts, so I can properly maximise time spent watching Christmas movies, eating mince pies and singing carols. With that in mind, I’ve been scoping out gifts that might suit Flea, my 11-year-old skateboarding,… View Post

What Not to say to Single Parents

Every once in a while, one of my married friends will tell me that they are “single parenting” for the week. Their partner is away, working, and they’re in charge. Friends, that is not single parenting. I love that you’re trying to relate, or find common ground. But please stop. So,… View Post

Can teens ever have a positive body image?

Senior school is hard. I thought I felt over-protective when baby Flea, a few weeks after her third birthday, toddled into school. Or when she rode her bike on two wheels for the first time. Now, though, the things I want to protect my daughter from seem intangible. The things… View Post

Suddenlife Gaming in Thuringia, Germany

“Ha ha, you fools! Now you will never know the secret of Martin Luther,” cried the woman, a hundred feet below us in the courtyard. It was cold at the top of the South Tower of Castle Wartburg, a UN World Heritage Site in the ancient German city of Eisenach. The freezing… View Post

Review: Hello Fresh Recipe Box

Recipe boxes like HelloFresh are a genius idea. Subscribe to a recipe box, and someone sends you the ingredients to make gorgeous meals, with everything measured and packaged, and an idiot-proof recipe to follow. Sure, you pay a little extra for the convenience, but for busy households where you’re short on time… View Post