Tag Archives: school

#BEDN – 2 – Love Mondays

I think Monday has to be one of my favourite days of the week at the moment. Monday’s used to be one of the worst, it was either back to school for me and then it was back to work after a weekend but since being a stay at home mum to a school goer, Monday’s are about getting a …

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Why I Hate School Holidays

I always get so excited about school holidays. I’m a stay at home mum so I am lucky to be able to spend the holidays with my girls. I plan loads of things to do. Baking, painting, going to the park and swimming. But each and every school holiday we’ve ever experienced has gone far from to plan. I’ve been …

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“We took an obligatory first day at nursery photo”

P2 has been ready for nursery for a while and it feels like such a long time since we joined various waiting lists. I needed to give her more than I could offer. For her to build friendships and grow her independence and confidence.  To follow some structure as she learns more and more about the world she lives in. …

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P1s First Day As A Year 2

We had an awful night last night with the younger two. It was inevitable really with the early start needed in the morning for the first school run of a new year. I went to bed later than I wanted to really as the P3 didn’t go to bed until later and I had to cook our meal from the …

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A Letter To My Girls Ahead Of The New School Year

To P1 and P2, Today is your last full day at home together during the week. You are playing quite nicely today which is a lovely change from the week we’ve had with you both but I definitely think you are both ready for a break. P1 you are about to go into Year 2 and just saying that out …

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My Sunday Photo – 30/08/2015

We headed back to Essex yesterday and I will blog about that soon because I have so many photos to share from that day. This week my sunday photo is of P1. P1 is so hard to photograph lately, she’s actually really into photography and points out “great photo” opportunities and she loves to pose but she has trouble actually …

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#GettingCoolForSchool With George Asda

We are now in the summer holidays. Six weeks of lay ins for us, no rushing around getting ready for school and a whole new routine made. The start of September is fast approaching where my biggest baby will become a Year 2 pupil and enter the last year of Key Stage 1 or Infants School although she attends a …

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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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” 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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“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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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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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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“P1 has asked to do some baking and go to a soft play area this half term”

Half term has definitely crept up on us. We were invited into the school to watch P1s class assembly. Since joining this school and especially since starting Year 1, she has completely blossomed. Every time we watch her at school she seems to grow with confidence. P1s assembly was about penguins and the South Pole. This is what she’s been …

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