Oh, joy. Just when you think you have everything sorted.

Just when you think that you have all of your baby duckies lined up neatly in a row, something goes and changes. A big wet scary towel is thrown over you and your head is you find yourself being yanked pulled along with the flow.

I just wanted to make this absolutely clear before you listen to this week Behind the Scenes Podcast with Tessa, our 17-year-old daughter, and me.

What may sound like a very calm and easy-going mother talking to her up-in-the-air-daughter is actually a woman whose mind is filled with jumble, fear, excitement, pride, and worry.

All parents know this feeling. Each and every one of us go through this at least a billion times a year with our kids. 


I know that you are going to love this episode. Let me know by leaving a comment on my blog or sending me a quick email at [email protected] I read and reply to every single email.




Mother and daughter doing a podcast on the fear of taking a different route


In this podcast, Tessa and I talk openly about:


  • Tessa’s decision NOT to graduate. To change paths. To no longer ‘do’ education.
  • The fear around making decisions that don’t fit neatly into a square box. 
  • Dealing with peer pressure.
  • My, the parent’s, perspective. My fears.
  • The one most important skill that all parents need to keep moving forward.



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We would love it if, after listening to this podcast, you took the time to let us know your thoughts? Leave a comment below or send me an email.  I answer every single email.

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Have you listened to our other Behind The Scenes Episodes?

Episode 1; Meeting our teenage daughter, Tessa

Episode 2: Our boy, Sonny at 20. Homeschooled. No college education. Three (very different) careers.

Episode 3: We met online. 

Episode 4: Why we REALLY left the UK






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