Category: Raising Boys

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.   It can be a blessing and a curse.  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 […]

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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

13 Top 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 also thought I could do with a top mummy moments post just for me to refer back to on those less fab mummy days! Let’s be honest […]

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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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potty training tips

14 things you need to know about potty training

If you are of a sensitive disposition I warn you this post contains talk of bodily functions!   I have just started potty training number 4 and despite the fact that I have just had to pick up a massive poo from my back garden I remain hopeful that this will be the end of […]

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Toddler Development – A week of firsts

It is funny how toddlers develop in fits and starts so you feel like one day you have a baby and the next a threenager is staring back at you with their hands firmly planted on their hips as they wag their finger at you and say ‘NO’.  It’s like they wait until they have […]

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