Category: School Life

How to help your kids learn to read

To me the process of a child learning to read, as a parent, is both amazing and down right torturous.  It is amazing seeing the development and progress sometimes on a daily basis as they connect the dots and work out the code of the English language, but hearing them read is often torturous at […]

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starting school

13 things parents need to know about children starting school

I now have two children in school with two more starting nursery this year so I have been a reception mum twice and tearfully watched my lovely littles head into school for the first time whilst simultaneously doing an internal happy dance.  Oh the conflict and mum guilt!! via GIPHY A child starting school can […]

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summer holidays

9 easy ways to entertain kids during the summer holidays

So that time is nearly upon us – the summer holidays!  6 weeks of summer fun with no school. You might be looking forward to the break from the routine – I know I am (anything that means no school run is ok in my books), but you might be dreading it.  I think for […]

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Everything you need to know about starting school by a 5 and 7 year old

As we zoom towards the end of the school year it suddenly dawned on me that very soon my little boys will be in year 3 and year 1 respectively.  It is a daunting prospect as time is just flying by….  If you have a little one starting school in September you will probably be feeling […]

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Morning Routine with Kids Life Hacks

*** contains an affiliate link  As I may have mentioned I hate the school run!  It is not so much the act of getting to school that irks me it is the whole morning routine.  I am sure that many of you have it down pat, but in our house the clock almost certainly moves […]

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The School Run: 5 reasons I hate it!

It’s Sunday evening in the house of chaos and I have just been polishing shoes, checking book bags and prepping school uniforms in preparation for the school run tomorrow morning. I have the Sunday blues!  These are a bit like that sinking feeling that you get when you have to go to a job you […]

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Entertaining kids during summer holidays

So it’s July, the summer holidays are here and the dreaded school run military operation is at an end for a while, but here’s the rub your new job is entertaining the kids during the summer holidays.  How?  We are only a few days in and I am already struggling with entertaining the kids during […]

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