Dear Teacher….

This lovely little poem by Emma from MotherHood for Slackers just about sums up how I feel about a certain little boy starting school today. She kindly agreed to me sharing it on the blog. She writes some fabulous poems and musings on motherhood and parenting, if you want to take a peek at her […]

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This boy…

Starts school tomorrow. He is ready. His mummy isn’t sure that she is ready. She knows it has to happen, she knows she needs to let go, but all she can think is “my baby, who needed me so much, is going to be out there on his own”. She knows she’s being emotional, she […]

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You can hear us coming with our Mini Hornits….

My children are avid cyclists and frequent users of their scooters and are pretty fast on all sets of wheels. As a parent, them having fun, but being safe, and keeping other people around them safe, is a big priority. We insist on helmet wearing for both scooters and when cycling on their bikes, and […]

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Count to ten

We have a lot of counting to ten happening in our house, at the moment. Little Man, going through the normal developmental stages of being 4, growing into 5, gets very frustrated and we (and I mean me, because I am usually around him the most) have been audience to some spectacular tantrums and episodes […]

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Bully?

“Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose” (From Stop Bullying.Gov) […]

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Back to school & going into the juniors…

The first of a two part on back to school. Be warned, there will be mushy motherly emotion flowing, baby photos abounding, and much wondering of how time has flown…. Today, I will drop my almost 8 year old off at school, for her first day back of the new term, and her first day […]

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What we are reading this week…

Reading is a very important skill, and as a family we try to encourage reading together, when the children are small, and then independant reading, as they grow older although both my children still love being read to and I love reading with them. I also love to read, myself and finding the time to […]

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Please stop whining!

A familiar phrase, that, I am sure most parents, even those amongst us who claim to be perfect and have the most well behaved children,  have uttered either at our children, under our breaths, or even at our tired and long suffering spouse (yes, LSH has, on occasion, had to ask me to stop whining […]

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Sleep – Back to basics

Yes, another post about sleep… When we brought our babies home from the hospital, they slept in our room with us, next to our beds, because it was easier for me to feed them, when they were close by, and also because of the current recomendations on safe sleep, and to be honest, I wanted […]

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Are we nearly there yet?

Is a phrase familiar to most parents travelling with children. We have just come back from holiday in France, and we travelled by car, there and back, a long drive, and heard “are we nearly there yet?” a good few times. Travelling with children can be fun, but also challenging for both parents and the […]

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