Mum to Teens

I'm a former tabloid news journalist who's travelled and worked all over the world. Now I'm a mum to 16 year-old Teengirl, Teenboy (who's now a 20-something at studying at Uni) and five-year-old Babyboy.

They say babies should come with an instruction manual, but believe me, as a mum to teenagers you're gonna need that manual more when the terrible teens kick in.

When your 6ft 2" 18 year old teenager throws a tantrum there's nothing you can do but take cover as you watch it come to the boil, bubble over and spill down the sides into a spitting screaming mess.