Tag Archives: education

A Thank You Teacher Gift & Goodbye To Year 1

I’ve never been one buys teachers gifts. I didn’t even get the nursery that P1 went to for three years a gift to say thank you. That’s how awful I am. I always mean to but then forget. This year, I opted out of the class collection as we wanted to get something for P1s teacher ourselves. I felt a …

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What We Are Reading

Reading is so important to me through blogging and through my writing but it’s also something I want my children to enjoy and so far they all love books. P1 has started to read her own stories or at least give them a good go. P2 has finally started to sit still for a full story and P3 loves to …

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” P2 has been on a waiting list to attend a preschool”

For the past 6 months P2 has been on a waiting list to attend a preschool. This wasn’t a decision that came lightly for us. The whole point of me being a stay at home mum and quitting my job nearly two years ago was so that I could be P2s primary carer. Considering I started my working life when …

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Letter To My Princess 1 – 6 Years 6 Months

To my Princess 1, I’ve been really disappointed with your behaviour lately. To the point we’ve been to see the doctors because I know this just isn’t normal behaviour for a 6 year old. We have a few next steps and I hope that you are just in a very awful stage at the moment. You’ve been so doting on …

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My Experience of BritMums Live 2015

If you are in the blogging community, attended BritMums Live or like (god forbid) Best Buggy UK on Facebook then you will already know what I’m about to talk about. For those lucky ones who are blissfully unaware, on returning home from BritMums Live 2015 on Saturday it was made aware to me that I, along with a few other …

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What We’re Wearing For BritMums Live 2015?

In case you have been living under a rock, or I haven’t actually met you face to face, you’ll probably not realise that BritMums Live 2015 is extremely close. As in TOMORROW!! For those who don’t know, BritMums Live is the biggest blogging conference in the UK where lifestyle and parenting bloggers meet, chat, drink wine (not me) and learn …

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Binky Bear Goes To London Gift Set Review

As a child, I loved teddies and soft toys. My kids have certainly followed in my footsteps of their love for teddies and we have only recently given around 4 bin bags full away. When I was sorting the teddies out I had clear piles; TYs, Disney and memorable bears/teddies. We were recently asked to review the new Binky Bear …

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“Along trotted this small, scruffy looking dog. In a preschool”

P2 has been on the waiting list for a preschool since January. I’ve soon come to realise that they are extremely sort after in this area and it’s clear that she probably won’t get a place until she’s nearer 3 years old. We decided to add her to a couple of the waiting lists. Not because we’re impatient but purely …

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Barbie Rainbow Makeover Hair Doll Review

We’ve been having a bit of a difficult week with P1. It always happens after she’s been away for a weekend so when we received the Barbie Rainbow Makeover Hair Doll I was debating about whether she really deserved it. I’m glad I did give in though as it was also the day that her first ever tooth fell out …

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Parragon Book Buddies – Growl With The Animals Review

When I arrived for my first ever BritMums Live in 2014 I was completely overwhelmed by it all. Then when I saw the Parragon stall with ginormous cupcakes (I was pregnant with P3 at the time) I started to feel much more comfortable. I’ve always been a lover of books and with technology taking over our lives I still want my …

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Letter To My Princess 1 – 6 Years 3 Months

To my Princess 1, You are now 6 years and 3 months old. I’ve not been writing as often to you as I feel your progress is a bit slower now you are older. Since turning 6 you’ve started your Early Literacy Support sessions at school. I’ve really seen your writing improve. I didn’t think you were struggling but after …

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A Potty Training Update for P2

We are about to hit 10 weeks mark so I thought it best I update you all on our progress so far. P2 is young for potty training in my opinion, but when she insisted back in January I couldn’t just ignore it. She didn’t grasp the concept very well. In fact there were many days when I spent the whole …

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Stabilo EASYoriginal Pen and EASYergo Pencil Review

P1 has been receiving Early Literacy Support at school. I was a bit sceptical about it all at first, I wasn’t sure that it would help and to be honest I hadn’t noticed a problem with her writing or literacy. I thought she was doing well. I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to try out a special pen and pencil …

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5 Tips for Surviving Messy Play with Kids

I get in such a flap and end up ruining art activities for the girls. I mop up as soon as they drip the teensiest amount of paint/glue/glitter. So to avoid arguments getting the art box isn’t my go-to-rainy-day activity. I try to fill the day with other activities but when we went to the playgroup the other day, it suddenly …

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Tara Binns Eagle-Eyed Pilot Book Review

If you are a regular reader you will know that I’m partial to reading proper real books. I’m yet to buy a kindle or use an app on my phone to read. The girls love to read, whether it’s by being read to or even P1 reading herself and of course flicking through the pictures. They love it. We were …

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