10 things I have learnt about home schooling

I’ve flippantly declared over the years that at many a fork in the road, I have felt a pull towards doing teacher training. Maybe it’s in my genes, coming from a long line of teachers and head teachers, with so many of my prior generation working in education and social care. Or, perhaps it has always appealed to do something truly giving back to the next generation; chasing a dream of a vocation, and big ideas of being everyone’s favourite teacher.

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How to raise an optimistic child

An important mentality that is often forgotten is optimism. It’s a valuable outlook because it can make us feel self-assured, positive and motivated to try different things and take risks.

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Coronavirus UK; Should we be worried?

I wasn’t planning on writing a post about Coronavirus, but it increasingly feels like the elephant in the room which there is no avoiding, so as a working Mum, I’m sharing my current fears and thoughts about what is unfolding on a global scale with each passing day.

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Worry, worry, worry…is it par for the course of parenthood?

Raising a family at a time when information is right at your fingertips has it’s advantages. After all, how would we have coped without Dr Google letting us know the correct temperature for a babies room, that yellow poo is totally normal, and of course where to go for support and motherhood camaraderie (hello you lot).

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Tips to get all of your household to the dentist

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As a child, we were pretty lapse about going to the dentist. My parents weren’t keen, and that fear was extended onto us – there were certainly vast spaces of time I don’t remember seeing a dentist at all. In hindsight we were pretty lucky to have gotten away lightly (especially given our 1980’s chewits consumption), but good dental care is one thing I am committed to instilling in my kids, and for myself these days too.

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#TeamMum 2020 ; Women supporting women supporting women @childdotorg

Back in January 2019 I joined #TeamMum. At the time, I had no idea what that meant, what I was getting myself into, or what exactly was expected of me. But, there was something about the invite to that late January charity kick starter; the suggestion of supporting Mums in rural Kenya that told me instinctively to attend the launch shindig and the rest is history.

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December screwed with our five year old’s sleep – How we got things back on track

Our girls are now five and seven, and I think that’s a perfectly adequate stage of parenthood to hope that the long bleak nights of pre nightfall fear and requirement to grab any sleep you can from eight pm to be LONG behind us.

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Car seat safety; Resisting the temptation to rush through the stages

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I’ve written before about the minefield that is car seats, and despite being eight years along the road of motherhood, there is still a bit of confusion and ambiguity about the do’s and don’ts of car seat selection.

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Big dreams for my little girls #FriendsInternational #DreamsbyMoms @Friends_Intl

As a Mum to two feisty, fun little girls, it’s easy to get lost in the day to day chaos of packing bags for the morning, washing the school uniforms and at this time of year, agonising over what they might like for Christmas.

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Handbag heroes #MyLittleSudocrem (Ad) plus #giveaway

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Back in the throes of new motherhood, I remember one cupboard being full of tubs of sudocrem that had been gifted to me by well wishers and friends who had walked the path of motherhood before me.

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