Christmas is upon us

Christmas, in whatever shape or form that looks like for you, is upon us and so time to break out those beloved board… more »

Resilient children in Covid-19

Perhaps the biggest learning curve for me from this pandemic is how resilient our children are. At the weekend, Belle and I packed… more »

Learning to read

It’s the fourth time round for me in supporting my youngest child in her journey to read. Whilst I have done it three… more »

New rules, new decisions?

Some of you may recall the difficult decision we took to take Chess out of school one day a week.  As a 4… more »

So we survived lockdown – why is half term harder?

For some reason, I feel like I am just coasting through this week.  If I’m honest, I feel slightly unengaged from my children,… more »

How is it that Father Christmas can come down the chimney…

As I have said before, it is my view that aside from keeping our children emotionally, physically and mentally safe (no biggy, right?!),… more »

Pumpkin picking for Halloween 2020

They say it’s take a village to raise a child…well I’m not sure I have enough evidence to prove that theory but I… more »

I’ve taken the decision to keep my daughter off school one day a week

Although my youngest started school this September, we took the slightly controversial decision (with the school’s agreement) to keep her off one day… more »