Starting School, Early School, Reception, School

Starting School – Top 3 Tips For Parents

It’s that time of year again and everyone will be handing out advice to parents whose kids are just starting school for the first time. If you are reading this then I will assume you fall in to that category. You will have been hit with information overload with everyone offering hints and tips so I will keep this brief. My top 3 tips for parents whose kids are starting school for the first time are: Be on time Be prepared Be organised There, sounds easy enough doesn’t it. You Read on…

Month of 1sts

Month of Firsts – July 2017

Here we go again, time to round-up the firsts for another month.  I started this series of posts because I have a type of epilepsy that affects my short-term memory.  Quite simply if I don’t write it down I forget it.  I don’t want to forget the moments that have brought a smile to my face, those that pulled at my heart-strings and even those that left me wanting to rip my hair out in frustration.  Thankfully there have been none of the latter this month – that I can Read on…

Month of 1sts

Month of Firsts – June 2017

Here we go again, time to round up the firsts for another month.  I started this series of posts because I have a type of epilepsy that affects my short-term memory.  Quite simply if I don’t write it down I forget it.  I don’t want to forget the moments that have brought a smile to my face, those that pulled at my heart-strings and even those that left me wanting to rip my hair out in frustration.  There is a bit of a mix this month, so Harry here is Read on…

Thank You Teacher – 7 Reasons To Be Grateful

Harry has just finished his first year in Nursery Class and on the last day of term I sent him in with a thank you card and a box of chocolates for Teacher.  But I feel a £2 box of Dairy Milk and a piece of paper doesn’t really convey all the things I was grateful for over the last school year.   So this is my heartfelt official thank you and here are the 7 reasons why: Thank you for putting up with him taking everything (and I mean Read on…

Top 10 Wake-up calls, Morning Mummy

Morning Mummy – My Top 10 Wake-Up Calls

I no longer need an alarm clock to wake me up.  In fact I haven’t needed one for the last 4 years.  You see Harry is the most effective alarm clock I’ve ever had because he wakes at the same time EVERY DAY, his voice has no volume control and his “snooze” button doesn’t work.  I also never know what to expect out of his mouth as he greets me in the morning.  Some of the things I have woken up to have made me question whether someone gave me Read on…

Month of Firsts – April 2017

Here we are again, time to round up all of your “firsts” for another month.  I started this series of posts because I have a type of epilepsy that affects my short term memory.  Quite simply if I don’t write it down I forget it.  I don’t want to forget the moments that have brought a smile to my face, those that pulled at my heart strings and even those that left me wanting to rip my hair out in frustration.  So, Harry this is what – I can remember – you got up to in April. Read on…

Minion

He Said What – Part 2

One of the things about young children is that they say what they see.  It is said with innocence but it doesn’t make it any less embarrassing.  There have been so many embarrassing moments that they have just become common place.  Unfortunately my child doesn’t come with a volume control switch.  When he wants to draw my attention to something he usually points at it or – even worse – he runs over to it.  Over the last few months his observations have gone up a level as has my Read on…

Month of 1sts

Month of Firsts – December 2016

Here we are again, time to round up all of your “firsts” for another month.  I know I am a little behind on posting these – as I have been for the last few months – so there may be some things I have forgotten.  In fact the eagle-eyed might have noticed that I have skipped November completely.  I started this series of posts because I have epilepsy and it affects my short term memory so it is only me that misses out in the long run, as things you did that made me laugh Read on…

Month of 1sts

Month of Firsts – October 2016

Another month and another instalment of Month of Firsts. The series of posts I started because I was struggling to keep track of what you did and when you did it.  I love looking back and reading what we got up to as it brings the memories flooding right back.  However, of late I have been a little tardy with these posts.  I am so not up to date with what you have been up to – hence this post being written in Feb – but it highlights to me just how important it is Read on…