Practical Advice to Keep Your Children Mobile Safe at School

Generation Z Generation Z has been a pretty hot topic at the moment. For those unfamiliar with the term, Generation Z refers to 16-22 year old’s. Recent research carried out for Newsbeat found that older generations believe today’s youth are lazy, selfish and addicted to social media. As a mum and step-mum, I have to disagree with this, but I can certainly see why the older generation would possibly think this. My three step-children all fall into the category of Generation Z. They’re 18, 20 and 22. In their short lives they’ve achieved so much more than I ever did… [Read More]

Mummy, when can I have a phone?


Being a parent often means that we can expect to hear a range of different questions coming from the mouths of our offspring. Examples I’ve received are: Mummy, why do you wear a bra? Mummy, did we both grow in your tummy at the same time? How did the doctors get us out of your tummy? These questions are fairly easy to answer, but when M asked me when she could have a phone, it was a question that caused a fair few tantrums. You see our twin girls are 5 years old. When I was 5, the last thing… [Read More]

Should children have mobile phones? Nokia Lumia 520 Review

I remember the day when I got my first mobile phone. It was a Motorola C520. The phone was bulky, the screen small and it actually had an antenna poking out the top!  I imagine if any child today was given this phone rather than expressing the sheer delight that I did, they would be horrified. Advances in technology have seen mobile phone companies step up their game. When was the last time you saw a phone with an antenna or a black and white screen? Do you remember snake? A game which was preinstalled on most devices and albeit also… [Read More]