Category: Raising Boys

One day they will be grown…

Recently I completed my first 10km race something that less than two years ago I could never have fathomed doing in a million years and I did it in a very respectable time of 1:02 (since it was 30 degrees I was thrilled just to be able to do it!), but in the midst of […]

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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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top mummy moments

My Top 13 Mummy Moments

The weather has been so beautiful this past week it got me feeling all sunny myself and so I thought a happy positive post was in order….  I am now 7 summers into my allotted 18 with my eldest and my twins are 3 which means that according to the theory I have just 15 […]

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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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Great 1st Birthday Present Ideas

It is a special time for any parent when their baby turns one.  It seems to mark the start of the end of ‘baby’ and that can be a wrench. Sometimes it feels like there is a lot of pressure around 1st birthdays and having the perfect 1st birthday party or buying the perfect 1st […]

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Raising Boys

Raising Boys – Things I want them to know

I recently wrote a post about raising girls and it got me thinking;  is there anything different I would like to teach my boys?  Are there things that they should know which aren’t so relevant to their sisters?  I got to thinking about raising boys and whether I need to change what I say to […]

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Year 2 SATS – Is there too much pressure on our children?

This week my eldest will complete the end of key stage one tests otherwise known as the Year 2 SATS.  Over recent weeks and months I have seen loads of blog posts from mothers worried about the stress placed on their children; some as young as 6 years old and some poor children seemingly so […]

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age appropriate chores

Age Appropriate Chores for Children

Earlier this week we had a guest post on Navigating Baby about engaging children with spring cleaning and it got me thinking… what chores do my children do?  Actually they each have some things that they would either be expected to do themselves or to help me with each day.  I think it is really […]

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