Category: Parenting

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 …

4 Ways to Play in Your Own Back Garden

This is a collaborative post My children love playing in our back garden. It actually never ceases to amaze me how much fun they can have out there, coming up with different ways to play. When the sun is shining (and often even when it’s not) my two want to …

Siblings June 2019

As the kids get older, they seem to get closer and closer. There’s no mistaking that Boo is the older child, not simply because she just is, but because of the way that their relationship works. She looks out for her little brother, she likes to take care of him, …

5 Steps to Raising a Reader

Our household is a house of readers. We have more books than I care to count, and both of the kids have many, many bookshelves packed full of books. I love to read and I love to see them enjoying their books. It’s important to me that they do so, …

Siblings May 2019

The Easter holidays saw these two spending a lot of quality time together and we all loved it. We spent much of it at home, with friends and family popping in, though they also had a couple of adventures out with their grandparents. Boo and Little Man do get on …

Siblings April 2019

This month the siblings have got themselves a new sibling…of sorts! Unsurprisingly, this month has been all about our newest member of the household, Herbie. The kids were excitedly counting down to his arrival and since then they have been absolutely besotted with him. As I expected, Boo has been …

5 Ways That Motherhood Has Changed Me

People like to think that parenthood or no, they are still the same person. They can still have it all, carry on with the life they have always had. At least this the story that is peddled through the media, the magazines, even the blogs sometimes. But you know what? …

Helping Children To Understand The Value Of Money

This is advertorial content I wrote a couple of months ago about the benefits of giving children pocket money and since then, the kids have really been coming on leaps and bounds with it. It’s as though having their own money has given them both a better sense of responsibility …

Siblings March 2019

Mid-March already, I can’t believe where this year is going. It does mean that it’s time for this month’s siblings update… We’ve been really busy at home and in the garden and whilst the Husband and I have been getting things done, these two have been happily playing with each …

Do You Use ClassDojo?

This is advertorial content Do you use ClassDojo? Have you heard of ClassDojo? It is the most popular school communication app for teachers, students, and families. Used in over 180 countries worldwide, it connects teachers with families so they can become a “teaching team.” Teachers can instantly share pictures, videos …

The One Where I Am Unfair To Both Of My Children

Confessional post coming up, so please settle in to listen to my ramblings… I adore my children, I absolutely do. And yet there are times that I know that I am being unfair to both of them, times like parents evening last week. I know my daughter is bright and …

Siblings February 2019

Another month, another siblings update. The time is flying by, I am sure spring is just lurking around the corner now. It’s actually half term for us as of today, as we have a teacher training day today. I am looking forward to the break, time to recharge and relax. …

15 Perfect Films For Family Film Night

We love family film night. More often than not, Saturday night in our house is a movie night. We all enjoy snuggling down and watching a film (snacks are invariably involved too) and I have lost count of the number of films that we’ve all watched together. If you’ve yet …

Ten Years Ago This Week…

Ten years ago this week… …I found out that I was pregnant. And our lives were forever changed. Things were so different back then, I guess I was so different back then. Ten years ago this week, I was all about my career. It was a good one, one that …

Best Family Board Games

We love our board games here, absolutely love them. Anyone that follows me on Instagram will no doubt know this as I have shared so many of them on my Stories in recent weeks. In fact, if there’s one thing that gets the most chat and questions over there, it’s …

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