I am a forty something divorced mum to two teenagers. I work full time, running my own, new business with my friend/business partner, I have a boyfriend, a dog, 2 cats, a rather large mortgage and all my own teeth. My DS is 16, my DD nearly 15 and it goes without saying that I love ‘em to death. However, they also tick every box on the Teen Stereotype Application Form. They are lazy, greedy, belligerent beasts who carry out daily raids on my fridge, purse and sanity and think it is their god given right to do so. They are an explosive mix of hormones, hopes and hair product, have no organisational skills or respect for their elders ( ie. Me ) and have no idea how good they’ve got it. I remember it well.. These blogs will mostly focus on my encounters with said beasts and my attempts to hold onto my temper, money and dignity during them.
My new business was borne out of the frustrations of trying to help my DS and DD with their homework. My inability to help with subjects like maths and science which invariably ends in rows and stress led me to ask ‘Why isn’t there a website where they can get access to a great teacher who will provide them with the help they need?’ So, to cut a long story short I set it up myself with my long-time friend and business partner. http://stuckonhomework.com/ is the result and I may occasionally mention it but promise not to ram it down your throats.