treads school shoes

This year we have opted for Treads school shoes and here’s why

August 18, 2019 admin 1

I don’t know about your kids but mine seem to go through school shoes like you wouldn’t believe, especially my eldest. It doesn’t seem to matter whether we buy their shoes from a well known brand or a high street supermarket, within a matter of weeks they are scuffed and looking messy and within no time at all they have worn away the fronts, or the soles, or both, and need a new pair before […]

Does anyone else think the whole pen licence thing is barbaric?

October 11, 2018 admin 3

Can we just take a moment to discuss the whole pen licence saga please? It really is a bone of contention for me at the moment and yet I find myself being tight lipped in front of both my child and his teacher. When in actual fact I want to scream and shout about the whole bloody thing and how in my opinion, it is a process that is causing children to be singled out […]

what do kids need for school

What do kids need for school?

August 23, 2018 admin 0

The boys, like most other children in the country, go back to school in a couple of weeks, which means right now I am doing the ever crazy back to school shop. Not my favourite past time I can assure you. I have been asked by a few fellow mums whose children start school this September “What do kids need for school?” and so I thought I would write a post outlining everything that I […]

my year of giving

#MyYearofGiving the 6 month mark

July 2, 2018 admin 0

#myyearofgiving Six months ago I decided not to make any new years resolutions as such but to do two things, one was to say yes to the boys more when they ask to do stuff instead of worrying about the mess or time and just let them have fun and the second was to give back to the world more with #myyearofgiving.   The idea of  my year of giving project was to encourage myself […]

how to teach your child to tell time

How to teach your child to tell time

June 8, 2018 admin 8

Although I am happy with the progress the boys are making at school I do try to help them along at home too and incorporate learning in our daily lives from cookery skills to geography and everything in between. Having done this I can honestly say that teaching a child to tell the time can be quite difficult and sometimes a bit exasperating, however I do think it is easier than teaching them to read!   […]

headrin protect and go

I forgot about the nits

March 21, 2018 admin 3

One of the things that seemed to come as a surprise when I became the parent of a school aged child was nits or head lice as some people call them. I seemed to have blocked those memories from my mind and when I was first presented with a head lice letter from school they all came flooding back, the memories not the nits.   When I was at school we had what we called […]

Back to school essentials

August 16, 2017 admin 0

It is that time of year again when parents rejoice at the thought of sending their little darlings back to school for 6 hours a day 5 days a week. It also that time of year when the brand new school run, mums and dads will be preparing to hand over their little tiddlers for the first time. This year I fit into both categories as the eldest will be going into juniors but my […]