Category: Parenting

5 Ideas To Teach Kids About The Gift Of Giving

The season is upon us, there is no escaping it! My children are excited, especially now that the tree is up and that elf has returned again. The countdown is on and they are both looking forward to the big day. If ever there was a time to teach our …

Siblings November 2019

You know that these two get along pretty well together. They always have, to be honest, and I do put a lot of that down to Boo’s easygoing temperament and her desire to nurture and look after her brother at all times. But I feel like they are closer than …

Siblings October 2019

How has it been a full month since I last shared a siblings update? The time is flying by, we’re hurtling towards the end of the year. This month we have had Boo’s 10th birthday. She had a lovely time celebrating it and Little Man was suitably enthusiastic as she …

Once Upon a Time Online With Plusnet

This is a collaborative post When the team over at Plusnet got in touch with me about their #OnceUponATimeOnline campaign I knew that it was one that I was keen to talk about here. The campaign is hoping to provide a solution for busy parents to enjoy fairy tales with …

Happy 10th Birthday, Boo

Today my daughter turns 10 years old, the big 10! I can’t quite believe that we are in double figures already. Boo seems to be growing so quickly. As a baby, Boo was always on the go, she wasn’t one for slowing down and napping. She wanted to discover everything …

What To Expect When Visiting Potential Secondary Schools

It is that time for us. We have been looking around secondary schools, so I thought I’d share a little about what to expect when visiting potential secondary schools. Boo is in year 5, so she and I are doing the rounds a year early. There are several schools in …

Siblings September 2019

And just like that, the summer holidays are over and we are back to school. The time really does fly by. Boo is now in Year 5 and Little Man is in Year 2, and both are settling in well. They are both happy with their new teachers and are …

When The Kids Go Back To School

Just like that, the summer is over and we are back into the school routine again. As I write this, it’s a rainy Monday and it’s been a day of soggy school runs. Little Man is now in Year 2 and Boo is in Year 5. They seem to be …

Happy 7th Birthday, Little Man!

I cannot believe that my baby boy is 7 years old today. 7 seems so grown up! 7 years ago today, we were at the hospital for 7am, getting ready to meet our son for the first time, a planned C-Section. We were expecting a bundle of chunky squishiness, just …

3 Tips For Travelling With Children

This is a collaborative post Travelling with children can be challenging. I mean, let’s be honest, travelling before we had our kids could be stressful at times, couldn’t it? All of those things that we need to remember, to pack, to make arrangements at home and work. We have simply …

Siblings August 2019

We are now into the full swing of the summer holidays, which means that Boo and Little Man are as thick as thieves. Their days revolve around playing with one another, giggling together and lying around all limbs entangled together. We’ve not been away this break and we don’t plan …

When You Realise That You’re Already Halfway….

I read something the other day, on social media somewhere no doubt. It pointed out that we only have 18 summers with our children. 18. Put like that, 18 summers sounds like nothing at all, does it? And we all know how quickly these summer breaks can fly by. Then …

As Year 4 and Year 1 Come to an End…

How are we here already? My babies are growing up. Boo is at the end of year 4. I wrote recently that we’re starting to think about secondary schools now, I can’t really believe we’re at this stage. From her first day in Reception, even her first day in nursery, …

Siblings July 2019

At last the summer is upon us. We can see the long school break on the horizon now, just a few more days to go, we can do this! The kids are looking forward to finishing school this week, they are looking forward to slowing the pace for a few …

Playing Outside vs Screens and Tech

This is a collaborative post Ah, the fun battle that is playing outside vs screens and tech. I wonder whether there are many parents that don’t encounter this one? We certainly do. When the sun is shining. Boo is outside. She will rush home from school, throw open the back …

When Secondary Schools Suddenly Seem So Real

Boo is now nearing the end of Year 4 at primary school. She loves school, she’s very happy there. She does well academically and she has some wonderful friends. Of course the subject of secondary schools has come up before. It’s something I’ve been aware of for years and it …

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