Category: Navigating Daddyhood

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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Helpful Tips for Road Trips with Kids

In times gone by a road trip was something fun to look forward to.  An adventure to be filled with snacks, chatting and singing loudly to Take That.  Now that we have 4 kids to consider it could be the stuff of nightmares and yet every year for the past 4 years we have piled […]

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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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Should I teach my toddlers a second language?

I am no ‘Uber’ mum searching for nurseries that converse only in Mandarin, but I also hope that my children will be able to speak a second language and so I have been wondering whether I should be teaching my toddlers a second language now? When I was a toddler my family moved to Norway […]

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My NICU Baby

Please note that this post about my NICU baby may prove a trigger for some.  In my case there is a very happy ending to our experience.  My daughter was cared for by First Touch an amazing charity saving babies every day. It has taken me a while to write this post and I wasn’t […]

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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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toddler tantrums

Dealing with Toddler Tantrums

Although I am now on my 3rd and 4th toddler I have not really had to deal with full on toddler tantrums. Both of the boys had wobblies and threw their toys out of the pram (metaphorically speaking), but they didn’t really do that on the floor kicking, screaming and gnashing of teeth toddler tantrums.  […]

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primary school

Primary School Places Announcement

So today is D day for Primary School places and the first day back at school for most of us with older children.  The chatter in the playground tomorrow will undoubtedly be filled with ‘did you hear so and so didn’t get a place’  ‘gasp, no really?!’ My eldest littles attend a very oversubscribed school […]

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funny parenting tips

The only parenting tip you will ever need!

OK I have cracked it! I have got the only parenting tip you will ever need!  If you have this in your parenting arsenal you are all set.  Your sanity can be saved so what is this amazing parenting tip?  Drum roll please…………………………………. What?  I hear you cry…  I am serious excuses are your best […]

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TODDLERS

Walking with Toddlers and Young Children

As a mother of 4 children with only 4 years between them all I have spent a lot of time over the past few years walking with toddlers. In fact I have had a toddler since 2013! Now I say walking with toddlers, but what I actually mean is alternating between walking hideously slowly alongside […]

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