Wednesday 30 January 2019

Sharing interests with my teen.

There is a lot of things which Becky my teenager likes which I don't understand. Roblox, Tik Tok, Snapchat, the music she likes and some of the clothes she wears but one thing we have in common is our love of YouTube and Instagram. She has introduced me to people to watch and I have done the same for her. 

I have watched the wonderful Brummy Mummy of 2 for years on YouTube and followed her blog for just as long. Now Becky watches because of me. When I get a parcel Becky will sing "What's in the box", when either of us mention a bath bomb we sing the song and we love big mugs and we cannot lie. Becky see's the lovely Emma as a celebrity and I just think of her as a normal person who used to run the Wicked Wednesdays linky. hehehe 

Becky followed a person called WillNE on YouTube who is from Newcastle. I asked Becky how to describe his YouTube channel and she said he has a square head, picks on kids and is a massive joker! I ended up following him too because he is funny. It seems so wrong that I like him. He is childish. He does videos titled: I Signed My MUM Up For Tinder, I Listed My Roommate On Facebook Marketplace & I paid strangers to do weird things on Fiverr. 

Through finding WillNE I found True Geordie, another Newcastle guy. He's not safe for little ears, he's a bit of a swearer but he tells it like it is. From what I can gather he started off just being a football YouTuber and then made it big. His podcasts with Robbie Williams and Alan Shearer are fascinating and the reply to the Logan Paul forest drama was so powerful! He talks about all topical things and he's another one I feel like I shouldn't like but he's fab and makes me cry with laughter. 

I am all for posting photos on Instagram but I very rarely use the Instagram stories. Up until about 6 months ago I had never watched an Insta-story. Becky doesn't really post on her Instagram account but loves watching Insta-Stories. She was the one introduced me to them and I am so glad she did.

Becky watched BrummyMummy on Instagram long before I did and said I was missing out on so much. She was right. 

The pair of us love KatyKicker. I knew her as a blogger but since watching her on Instagram she is so much more! If you need a kick up the bum to get motivated, you need to watch Katy! (I don't think that's why she's called Katy Kicker though. lol) She is so positive and real. Becky loves her because she is so honest about life.

Becky and I both love Toby and Roo. The faces she pulls are hilarious. I love that of course she loves her children but sometimes she will say she is not too keen on them. She says what we all think about our kids! Becky has actually said I wish Harriet was my mam, she loves her that much. Eesh! 

Another one of our favourites is Nyomi from Nomipalony. She was another one where I followed the blog, Twitter and YouTube but Becky found on Instagram stories. When Becky grows up she wants to be Nyomi! She is a cool mam! She is brilliant and is so honest, says what she thinks and really makes me chuckle.

One of our most recent finds is Rosie Ramsey, the wife of the comedian Chris Ramsey. She is brilliant. Brutally honest about everyday life, witty and just a nice person.

Do you watch the same things on social media as your tween/tweens?


  1. Ah, I love this! The only Stories that my daughter likes to watch are mine (she likes to spy on my day!) and Emma's, but then that's because she does know Emma and her family! x

  2. I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of watching Youtube. I know my kids love it and I watched one of Boo's favourite American families with her once. I cant' believe people find it interesting watching people packing to go on holiday, or shopping, or cleaning. I'd rather watch a good thriller on Netflix. Saying all that, I did used to watch a lot of Stampy and iBallistic Squid with the Little Man when he was mad on Minecraft. I loved some of their stories they made. x

  3. Ah I love that Becky watches parent bloggers on Insta stories - that's pretty cool :-)

  4. It's so nice that you and Becky share the same interests on Youtube. We love Youtube and are always on the lookout for funny channels. I haven't really got into Insta stories, but need to start making the effort! x

  5. It's great that you've found something in common it can be hard with teens to find common ground can't it. I love watching insta-stories, there's always someone who is totally relateable and makes you feel a bit more normal I find.

  6. I love that you have found something in common, and I must ask my 13 year old if she recommends anyone for me and vice versa. I love watching insta stories, and sometimes opt to watch them instead of the TV. Love all the people you have mentioned x