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Tips for watching films with children

We have just completed the Marvel film series and have watched many films overs the last few months (yay, lockdown!) It wasn’t a relaxing experience… Here are my top tips for coping with watching films with children: Let them choose the film. Don’t pick a film that you actually want to see or one you […]

Should we let our children win?

OK, so winning and losing, it’s a key life lesson, isn’t it? But being a mum of three, I’ve discovered just how tricky it can be to teach. We are the proud owners of a Nintendo Switch. Matthew challenged me to a MarioKart race and I won. He was absolutely devastated as he is used […]

A decade of being a mum

This week Matthew will turn 10. A whole decade of being a mum. Ten years that have been so long and so short. Here I am in May 2010, days before giving birth for the first time: So what have I learned, what words of wisdom can I impart to expectant parents and exhausted newborn […]

Preparing to start infant school

Zach turns 4 in April so will be starting infant school in September. Less that 9 months to prepare him (and me!) for this big change. Having worked in schools I thought I would come up with some top tips to help make a smooth transition for children as well as parents:   Toilet training. […]

Oops, I joined the PTA!

School politics are a tricky business from the moment you start sizing people up on the playground at the start of Year R. I am sorry to admit that I am quite judgmental even though I try not to be, and have always considered the PTA to be saintly do-gooders, super mums who take everything […]