Tag Archives: school

Her First Day At Preschool

I have read so many posts in the past week about parents feeling emotional about their children starting school. I’ve never been able to relate to that feeling, I’ve never really felt that emotional attachment to my children, the sentimental need to keep drawings. In fact I thought I had something wrong with me until today. I had little sleep …

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You Are In Year 4

Over the past year or so we have been watching a brand new building arise from the old school playground. Each week something would change about it; bigger, the roof put on, windows going in, outer panelling on, new playgrounds created and then finally it was finished before the end of the last school year. The school was moved from …

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P3 Had Her Introductory Session At Nursery/Preschool

I have been waiting for this day for such a long time. I was awake so early, getting organised, putting my makeup on and my clothes. Typically P2 and P3 didn’t wake until quarter to eight, like really?! Why didn’t they do this in the holidays?! Somehow we still managed to be a little rushed out of the door. So …

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Back To School Dramas Sorted With Kickers!

Our beloved older daughter kindly reminded us a few days ago, with less than a week left until school begins, that her current school shoes were too tight for her. We’d been so consumed by the fact P2 was starting big school for the first time that we’d neglected the fact we had another one who was going up a …

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Back To School With Smiggle

Back to school is literally just around the corner for us now. There’s a matter of days to get everything together; uniform, new shoes, coats and stationery sorted. The girls were really excited to receive a huge bundle of Smiggle stationery and back to school essentials when we returned from our holiday. We had actually popped into our local Smiggle …

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Getting Organised For Starting Primary School & Giveaway

We have got a pretty busy summer holiday planned. There’s days out, mini breaks and play dates dotted about the entire time so I wanted to make sure I was organised the earlier part of the holidays with regards to back to school. It terrifies the heck out of me that I’ll have three little people to get organised. I …

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Reflecting On The End Of Nursery For My Middle Baby

After experiencing being a working Mum with P1, I was fortunate enough to be able to make the decision to be a stay at home Mum with P2. I was going to be the one to watch her do all of those first things and be the one who had taught her. At some point during her first two years …

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My Money Managing Tips

If you know me in “real life” then you will know that my husband is very strict on our budgeting and living costs. I used to think living for the moment was the best idea. I splashed out whenever I had any extra money or my work bonus, instead of thinking ahead about bills. But Hubby is much more sensible with money …

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Primary School Places The Second Time Round

On the 1st November last year I submitted an application for a Primary School place for P2. This was the first day that the application process was open and we already knew which three schools we would be putting down so it was pointless to wait. Applying this time, a second time, felt different. We didn’t view any schools or …

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Going To The Library

It feels like such a long time ago since reading a story at bedtime felt like a chore. I never used to see the importance of books despite my own love for reading and writing. But I also experienced mum guilt surrounding the topic of bedtime story time and eventually I made it part of our routine. I don’t feel …

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Forest School For Toddlers

Meterologically Spring has started. I can’t tell you just how happy I am to see the back of winter. I’ve been a proper recluse in terms of our outdoor adventures. I’ve avoided the park, we’ve not really been to any National Trust places and I’ve definitely preferred the comfort of my home and my joggers. But with Spring, comes the …

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We Lost Our February To A Chest Infection

I say it a lot but I really hate winter and cooler weather. It brings with it all the brilliant germs that seem to hang around for a while. In fact this time we lost an entire month to the nasty buggers. It started at the very end of January which feels like a life time ago now. P1 began …

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Special Needs Diary #12 – Occupational Therapist Assessment

I’m not really scared of hospitals or medical appointments anymore. I don’t think you really can be when you’ve spent the good part of the past eight years visiting various hospital regularly with your first born. We have to visit a medical professional very few months I’d say for many different reasons. It gets a little confusing when you have …

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My Top Tips For Tackling Head Lice & Nits

I’m not sure it’s something to shout from the roof tops, but I’d like to think I’ve now got some experience in tackling head lice and nits. After going seven years without getting a case of the dreaded creepy crawlies, then it suddenly felt like we were infested for weeks. But we are out the other side and I wanted …

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Her Fourth Birthday & Going Horse Riding

I definitely think that this year has been the first year that P2 has fully understood and felt the excitement of her own birthday. For weeks and months actually, she’s been excitedly telling me that she was going to go horse riding and that she’d be able to change her number from three to four. She had started added things …

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