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Secondary School Application Time

It’s here, it’s rolled around already. It’s secondary school application time for Boo.  I vividly remember choosing her primary school, the years have really flown by.  I remember touring the primary school and just knowing that it was the right one for her. I also remember having that moment of realisation that this was also …

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Boo Is 11

Today my girl turns 11 years old. I know, I know, I say it every year, but how is this possible? She was only just toddling around, it was only a few months ago that she started school, surely? And yet here she is, in her final year at primary school, and we’re about to …

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Little Man is 8!

How can this be? How can my baby boy already be turning 8? Yes, Little Man is 8 years old today, and he is really not so little any more! This is a big week in our house, as the kids are back at school for the first time since March and we are celebrating …

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As We Prepare For The Return To School

The kids are going back to school next week, and I feel a bit strange about it all, to be honest.  They have been off since March, that is a long time. We have found a rhythm, we have little routines that we are used to, there are things that we are going to miss. …

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Make Your Home Safer for Your Kids

This is a collaborative post Once you have kids in the house, everything changes. Although you will have to baby-proof the house before your baby arrives, you need to keep the home safe as they grow up. As they get older, they will wander off to discover new things, hang onto things as they try …

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Siblings August 2020

Another month, another siblings update. Here we are in mid-August and it seems strange to think that I’ve had these two as my constant companions for almost five months now and only have a couple of more weeks with them around all day, if all goes well with schools reopening. Whilst I’m looking forward to …

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As The Strangest Of Terms Ends

We have done it, we have reached the end of term! This has of course been the strangest of terms as we have homeschooled throughout. The kids have been good, with only Little Man moaning at me from time to time, on the days when he was tired. We all have those days! They know …

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Siblings July 2020

And here we are again, another month, another siblings update. Still pretty much in lockdown, though it’s been easing all around us in recent weeks. The kids are still home with me every day, as neither of them are in the school years that have been invited back into school. We’re pretty much still staying …

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AD 3 Tips For A Successful Family Road Trip

This is advertorial content We’re pleased to be working with the team over at MG today, as we share with you 3 tips for a successful family road trip. They got me thinking about driving with children as we took part in their mum vs dad driving challenge, and the results are well worth a …

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How To Encourage Baby And Sibling Bonding

This is a collaborative post When you are pregnant, preparing your child for his or her new sibling can be a daunting task. Whilst having a brother or sister is a special gift for many children, some can feel jealous, neglected or angry upon their arrival. It’s therefore important for parents to cement a healthy …

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Siblings June 2020

Another month has rolled round, and the kids are still spending all day, every day with one another. There’s no doubt that they miss their friends, they want to be with them. But, they are keeping each other company, playing happily together every day and supporting each other with their school work. It’s weird how …

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AD The Easy Way To Find Local Childcare

This is advertorial content Have you heard of Childcare.co.uk? I have to say that I hadn’t until they got in touch with me and invited me to have a good look around their website and share my findings here. Now that I have done so, I’m happy to share more about it with you today …

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Siblings May 2020

It’s time for another Siblings update, and of course, it’s another lock-down edition. You would think that having to spend this much time with each other would cause a lot of friction, but not so apparently. I mean, I would love to have some space of my own and some solitude, but it seems that’s …

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Siblings April 2020

This is our first Siblings lockdown post. Will it be the last? I doubt it. These two have actually been handling lockdown quite well so far, so I’m hoping that continues. The day that the schools closed was sad for them. Little Man was upset about not being able to see his best friend for …

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Siblings March 2020

Having recently spent two weeks at Disney World in very close quarters with one another, these two are super close at the moment. They are spending all of their out of school time together playing and making up their own stories and games. It is all about imaginative play and there is usually lots of …

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Siblings February 2020

You won’t be surprised to learn that the big topic in our house this month has been Disney World. The countdown has been on, and we fly this weekend. It’s interesting to see how differently my two react to a big event coming up. Boo gets higher and higher. She becomes louder, even more energetic …

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