CBeebies celebrates its 20th birthday on 11th February and I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the wonderful presenters and actors, animators and voice artists who have contributed. I was a latecomer to CBeebies, in fact waiting a whole year before letting Matthew watch any children’s TV. But on a holiday on […]
My very own website!!! Yikes!
5 reasons why…my kids drive me crazy!
The title is a LIE! There is only one reason why my kids drive me crazy: their inconsistency! 😀 Food They eat it from my plate. They state that is definitely what they want for lunch/tea. I serve it to them and they act as though I’m trying to poison them! Clothes Anya wears t […]
Learning to let go: secondary school
How can my baby be in Year 7??? Lots of changes for him but also some major adjustments for me as I allow Matthew greater independence. Over the last year this has been happening naturally as we prepared for him moving up to secondary school. Walking alone Honestly, waving goodbye to him each morning has […]
Last minute back to school checklist
Don’t panic! Only a week to go and things are getting more complicated for me as I’ll now have one child at infant, junior and secondary! Here’s my quick checklist to make sure we’re ready: Uniform Children have this nasty habit of growing. This is especially obvious if they were in summer uniform and now […]
Preparing your child to move into Year 1
Starting school is a big deal but actually there is a major transition between Year R and Year 1. I have just completed a year working in Year 1 as a teaching assistant and Zach has just finished Year R. Year R or Reception is actually a continuation of the Foundation Stage which begins at […]