My name tags review and giveaway

My Name Tags Review and Giveaway!

School is fast approaching (sob) and we have been very busy these last few weeks with school rhyme time sessions, parents evenings, planning our route and preparing Jake for leaving his preschool friends and making new ones. I think he’s fine… it’s Mummy who’s not! One of my biggest mental hurdles I need to overcome is the idea of doing a school run 5 days a week, we can just about manage 3 at the moment and with William trying to get moving it could be a bit of a juggle come September! However, I need to get my organisational head on Continue reading “My Name Tags Review and Giveaway!”

first day at school written on a chalk board

School Days Are Coming… And I’m not Ready

Dear son,

This week was a biggie. We found out your school place and even though the build-up has been coming for months, I wasn’t expecting to feel this way. When we viewed the schools I was excited for something new but over the weekend I had a sinking feeling begin to grow in the pit of my stomach and as soon as I scanned my eyes over that long-awaited email I felt sad. Continue reading “School Days Are Coming… And I’m not Ready”

what to look for in a school

What To Look For In a School

It is that time of year when parents are stepping into unknown territory, checking out school websites, working out if catchments areas mean anything anymore and questioning which school will be the best for their darling child. The difference this year is that this directly affects me too! I have already seen the lists of open days, been asked where he is going by family members and mentally debated with myself over not putting down our catchment school as an option. The thing is none of us first timers really know what we are supposed to be doing. Continue reading “What To Look For In a School”

Back to School: A Parent’s Guide to Sane Mornings

That there’s a huge transition for every family when summer comes to an end is certainly no exaggeration. While some parents depend on their children to ease into the new schedules on their own, others are frantically running after them with all sorts of left-behinds and forgotten homework.

It doesn’t have to be this messy, though, and you can still enjoy calm mornings even when it’s back to the old routines. Continue reading “Back to School: A Parent’s Guide to Sane Mornings”

little house of science

Making Learning Fun with Little House of Science

Back in the day, when I was at school, you were there to learn and this meant the classes were usually pretty serious. I always did well in the interactive classes– Music, Science, English– but I struggled with Maths from the start. For me, it was always explained in a very complicated way. If I can relate information I am given to practical situations and it seems logical to me I can take it all in and learn and perhaps if it had all been made more fun I may have been much more engaged. It wasn’t until I failed my Maths GCSE and had to re-do a year at college that I found a teacher who finally made it all ‘click’. Continue reading “Making Learning Fun with Little House of Science”