Tears at the classroom door

When our eldest daughter started reception last year, tears and settling in were expected, and delivered. We breezed the first week or so, carried along in the excitement of new uniform and all the fuss and comments of well wishers, and a few weeks in it hit like a tonne of bricks. more “Tears at the classroom door”

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#CoolMumClub Linky Week 77

Alreeeeeeet #coolmumclub! Thursday again and that and only mean one thing…time to show us what you got and spread a little #coolmumclub light on your post of the week. Most of you know the ropes, but newbies most welcome, just follow the guide below if you get a little lost… more “#CoolMumClub Linky Week 77”

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Instamum: 12 ‘Mummy Blogger’ myths dispelled

Having disappeared down a rabbit warren of negativity amidst the whole ‘Instamum’ Mumsnet debate last week, I’m feeling the need to defend not just my own personal choice, but the choice of many other women (and men, for the record) carving a flexible career out of blogging. more “Instamum: 12 ‘Mummy Blogger’ myths dispelled”

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Celebrating 25 years of Owl Babies (and finding new hats) with @walkerbooksUK #GIVEAWAY

In the six years of motherhood we have navigated, I’m pretty proud of the impressive library of children’s books we have collected. Each one holds a special place in our heart as either one (or both) of our daughters have obsessed over the modern day classics, page after page, night after night. more “Celebrating 25 years of Owl Babies (and finding new hats) with @walkerbooksUK #GIVEAWAY”

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#CoolMumClub Linky week 76

Ola crew… Thanks for stopping by the #CoolMumClub blogger hub. You can link, find, read to your hearts content here and newbies are always welcome! Hopefully it should all make sense, but if not Talya and I are only a tweet away… more “#CoolMumClub Linky week 76”

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Raising The Future (and getting it right)

As the parent to a five year old, facing awkward questions is becoming part of day to day life. This week our daughter eloquently probed the reasons why she has only ever seen one of her friends’ Daddy, and never her Mummy. Bright and observant, it was only a matter of time before many of lifes ‘less than regular’ situations were curious to her. more “Raising The Future (and getting it right)”

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GUEST POST: Nourish

A Child is born

My first son Jul was born, and like most mothers, I adored him and doted on him, and above all I wanted everything to be perfect for him, but sadly that was not to be.  Very early on my husband and I detected that something was not quite right.  more “GUEST POST: Nourish”

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Children, car seats and the law…

From day one, the very beginning of our new job as parents, we took it upon ourselves to ensure our tiny newborn was snugly and safely fitted in her group 0 car seat on that first journey of many; taking her home from the hospital.

It’s a hard mentality to un-do, and quite rightly so, as the safe transit of your precious cargo remains the number one priority on any car journey. But five years on, I’m wondering if I have lost my way on the do’s and don’ts of car safety with kids. more “Children, car seats and the law…”

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Helping your child’s cursive handwriting with Uniball #InternationalLiteracyDay

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Today, on September the 8th, it’s international literacy day. Another crazy new ‘day’ you might think, but this has been a ‘thing’ since 1965, to highlight the importance of literacy across communities, societies and for individuals. Across the globe illiteracy continues to remain an issue across poverty stricken communities, and particularly an issue to education deprived women. But even right here in the UK the National Literacy Trust suggests that as many as 25% of adults are illiterate and struggling with day to day tasks. The quality of handwriting can have a direct impact in success of secondary and further education (Institute of Education), so getting it nailed early on is actually far more important than you may imagine. more “Helping your child’s cursive handwriting with Uniball #InternationalLiteracyDay”

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#CoolMumClub Linky is BAAACCKK! Week 75

HEY YOU! Oh it’s good to be back! After an incredibly long six…no seven (!) week break from running the #coolmumclub linky, Talya and I are back and frankly totally over the summer holiday break. Time to get back to a bit of normality and pick up where we left off with our gorgeous little bubble right here with you lovely lot. more “#CoolMumClub Linky is BAAACCKK! Week 75”

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