Second time round…

I thought, that sending Little Man off into the big wide world of school, doing the whole starting school thing, second time round, would be easier. Nope, it’s not. Little Man had his “induction day” at school today. He spent some time in his new Reception classroom, with the teacher and classroom assistant that will […]

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Proud

I am generally a parent who is proud of my children. Sometime they do drive me a bit batty, and sometimes I wonder how on earth I will ever get this parenting malarkey right, or help them to be who they are meant to be, but generally, I look at them in amazement, and wonder […]

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A Sleep Hotel?

Is there such a thing as a sleep hotel for tired parents? This is part a tongue in cheek post, but part serious… I was going to blog about our sleep issues, again, because frankly, I am tired and the sleep situation here is frankly probably what the United Nations would consider a form of […]

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Am I wrong? Ofsted Job Nominations

Am I wrong to think that a person who has donated a vast amount of money to the conservative party, who has limited experience of actually working in schools, and ran Carphone Warehouse as his last major job role, is NOT a suitable candidate for the job of being in charge of the team at […]

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Endoftermitis?

Anyone else struggling with endoftermitis? I love the word. It perfectly describes how we are all feeling, here in the Mad House of Cats & Babies. We are tired, all of us (well, I don’t know about the cats, but the human residents are) and it has been a long term, and the summer holidays […]

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A rookie parenting mistake…?

This is the blog post, where I confess that I have made a parenting oops, and what some would see as a rookie mistake and talk about children and sleep. You know you have missed my posts about sleep…. I guess it depends on your point of view and how you parent your children, but […]

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Where will you go? Absolute Days Out Directory – A days out guide

I love promoting and sharing local businesses, especially those that are useful for families & parents. This is a fantastic website.  This post is a little bit about their  website and what they do. They are called Absolute Days Out and they are working hard  to become the most comprehensive days out guide available – […]

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Four is Fun…

Four, I am rediscovering, and also remembering, is a fun, fantastic and also frustrating age. I remember, when Big Girl was turning two, being told “oh, you have the terrible two’s ahead of you, good luck with that, just you wait” because she was an easy toddler, but the expectation was that she would turn […]

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Ice cream vans are creepy…

You know that familiar sound? The tinkle tinkle of the music, from an ice cream van, as it meanders along the street, enticing children (and adults) to come and buy sweets and treats? I think they are creepy, and I really don’t like them. (photo source)  I don’t know why, I loathe this vans seemingly […]

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The Marble Jar

We are going to use a marble jar, as a reward/incentive for Little Man. I wrote recently, that I was struggling with my children and their listening and doing skills (or lack thereof) and that I was frustrated. Part of that was tongue in cheek, and I know it’s normal for children to sometimes not […]

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