About Us


When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you“. Nora Ephron

We are both mums of older children, friends, a nurse, a sexual health facilitator and were both teaching assistants at a large comprehensive school. Over several years and countless issues that came our way as our children grew, we realised that there is very little out there, in the way of resources, to support parents of older children, teenagers and young adults. Growing children bring a whole new bag of tricks with them, some of which make you actually miss the simplicity of sleepless nights and endless dirty nappies! So this is the basis of our website.

“I raised five children. They all have different personalities. All of them have different issues, different levels of success. That was a learning experience for me” T. D. Jakes


I have three children – two daughters aged 17 and 21 and a son aged 23 years. I worked as a nurse for many years before and after having my children, including two years in Sydney, Australia. I have since worked as a Teaching Assistant in a large comprehensive school until leaving to work on this website at the end of 2017.


I have a daughter aged 11 and a son aged 9 years. I studied Drama and Psychology at Worcester University. After leaving university I became a facilitator delivering Relationship and Sexuality courses for adults with learning disabilities for the next 7 years. I then became a teaching assistant in a secondary school in 2013 up until October 2017. I have also had training in counselling skills focussing on young people and have spent time as a volunteer with the Samaritans.

Saf and Lynne met at work as teaching assistants in a large comprehensive school. They worked primarily with children with special educational needs as well as the general student population.

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  • The coolest soap bar ever!

We actually wanted to try some of their natural, eco-friendly shampoo bars on our teenagers hair, then the lovely people at @primalsuds sent us not only that, but some heavenly soap bars as well 🧼 
You HAVE to agree this ‘Skull Suddery’ one is so cool and bound to get attention in the shower.
It might even inspire some proper washing 🤣 and is 100% good for them and the planet. (Came with the cute soap holder too)
Thanks Andrew and Jen.

Our full shampoo bar review will soon be up on the website, once the teens have finished washing their hair with it.
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  • Saf in full shopping swing! Today we spent the morning pounding the streets of Nailsworth, window shopping for teen and preteen gift ideas.

Having older children ourselves we know just how tricky and time consuming it can be finding the right gift.

So, we do the hard work for you, search for the best ideas, share them with you and tell you where to buy them.

Head over to our website to view all our online recommendations and teen gift ideas💚
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Saf&Lynne x
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