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Wizzy Willow's First Day at school

Whizzy Willow’s First Day at School – Book Review

Recently we were sent (POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS)  Whizzy Willow’s First Day at School for review.  I was really looking forward to this one as my girls will be having their own first day at school in September and I have been looking for tools to help me get them ready for the next step in …

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back to school

Back to School

Back to School again So it is already that time again… Time for the kids to go back to school.  If you are a regular reader then you will know that these holidays have been pretty tough round these parts so in many ways I shall be relieved to start the school term again, but …

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world book day

The Problem with World Book Day

Firstly dear readers let me say that I am liable to sound a bit like a grumpy old woman here and for that you must forgive me, but the thing is I am a grumpy old woman and World Book Day winds me up!! There are many things about World Book Day that are fantastic namely …

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10 ways for Helping kids learn to read as a parent

To me the process of helping kids learn 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.  Your child starting school is like a smorgasbord of conflicting emotions and mum …

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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.   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

Everything your child needs to know about starting school 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 …

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9 Easy Morning Routine Hacks for moms

Morning Routine Hacks to help moms out  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 …

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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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