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Motherhood

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 […]

Our latest family obsession: Horrible Histories

Three months ago, we headed off on holiday to Scotland, little realising that a new obsession was about to hit us, pow! Unbeknown to me, Matthew had been watching Horrible Histories on his Kindle for a while and learning the Kings and Queens song. Over the next 10 days as we traversed the highlands and […]

Getting back in the school routine and being mindful of dental health

We had a brilliant summer. Now we are back to school and work. Routine is back on track again and the holidays feel like they never even happened. One thing that never lost its importance was brushing our teeth. As a former dental nurse, I am aware of the importance of teaching effective brushing techniques […]