Category Archives: Parenting

All Treats No Tricks this Halloween

I have to admit I have never been a big Halloween fan, but L loves it so much, his joy over this fun holiday has spread throughout the house.

Halloween we're ready!
Halloween we’re ready!

In the past I would have done nothing other than turn of the lights and pretend I wasn’t home. Maybe when I was a teenager I would have found myself at a Halloween party, but other than shoving a novelty witches hat on my head it would have been no different to any other weekend with my friends.  Continue reading All Treats No Tricks this Halloween

To My Son on Your Fifth Birthday

I cannot believe that tomorrow is your birthday and you will be five years old, this year has flown by and we have done so much. Spending your fourth birthday at Chessington still seems like a recent memory, but it was a year ago, a whole year. How?

Boy with birthday presents
Birthday boy from last year

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Read with Phonics App Review

Read with Phonics is a progressive process which takes you from simple sounds to more complicated spelling combinations. You can start your journey at ‘Water World’ and every time you complete a sound another one is unlocked. The app is aimed at children learning phonics and has a game format. I was very excited to try it for L as another fun way to get to grips with phonics and aid his learning at school.  Continue reading Read with Phonics App Review

It’s Good to be Bored

Impatient kids complain about being bored an average of 122 times every month – that’s nearly 1,500 times per year – according to new research. The study of 1,000 adults with children between the ages of 5-11 makes unhappy reading for the 69 per cent of parents who admit that they dread hearing the words “I’m bored”. Continue reading It’s Good to be Bored

One Week In

I cannot believe L has just started his second week at school. It has flown by and I have already learnt some things.  Continue reading One Week In

Before You Start School

Before you start School tomorrow I just wanted to tell you a few things.

These are things I haven’t mentioned because I know you are worried and nervous, trust me I am too. But my job as your mum is try to lessen that feeling, not make it worse, so there are some things I haven’t been entirely honest about.Feeling Calm

So here we go, honesty. Continue reading Before You Start School

VARTA Summer Challenge #6 Create an Electric Motor

This summer to help keep us busy and stop those cries of ‘I’m bored’ VARTA have set a series of Creative Summer Challenges. L and I have been having a blast completing them and learning something new, so it is my pleasure to share them with you.

#PoweringtheMoment

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VARTA Summer Challenge #5 Shadow Puppets

This summer to help keep us busy and stop those cries of ‘I’m bored’  VARTA have set a series of Creative Summer Challenges. L and I have been having a blast completing them and learning something new, so it is my pleasure to share them with you. Varta Summer Challenge

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VARTA Summer Challenge #4 Colour Mixing

This summer to help keep us busy and stop those cries of ‘I’m bored’  VARTA have set a series of Creative Summer Challenges. L and I have been having a blast completing them and learning something new, so it is my pleasure to share them with you. Varta Summer Challenge

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VARTA Summer Challenge #3 Homemade Lamp

This summer to help keep us busy and stop those cries of ‘I’m bored’  VARTA have set a series of Creative Summer Challenges. L and I have been having a blast completing them and learning something new, so it is my pleasure to share them with you. Varta Summer Challenge

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