One More Step Along the World She Goes…


When I began writing this blog our children were tiny. I blogged about how difficult parenting was and how having two under one was harder than I could ever have imagined. Back then, it seemed like I was swamped. Like I would never emerge from the baby bubble and begin living a ‘normal’ life again. […]

March 15, 2019

How to Find the Right School for your Children


When our eldest daughter started school, I dreaded it. It wasn’t even full-time education, just her pre-school nursery placement that meant she was out of my care for fifteen hours during the week. They were 15 hours that I’d never had to leave her before though and not only that, I would be leaving her […]

December 10, 2018

Pre-School Parent’s Evening – What to Expect


Our eldest daughter is in a state pre-school and has been there for a couple of terms, so they know her well and have a good idea of where she is in terms of development. We like to keep track of where she is as parents, so that we know what we need to be […]

November 26, 2018

Five Things being a School Run Mum has Taught Me

Children, Lifestyle

I’ve had the joy of being a school run mum for a few months now. The novelty is wearing off and I’ve begun to countdown each term, eager for the holidays to start. It’s not because I don’t like school, we are very pro-education over here. It’s that the school run can become a bit […]

October 29, 2018

Our Generation Awesome Academy School Room – Review


*We were provided with an Awesome Academy set for the purpose of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.  This week my girls have been very lucky, as they’ve been asked to review the new Our Generation Awesome Academy School Room, from Smyths Toy Superstores! Our eldest daughter has just begun […]

September 20, 2018

Teachers. Do They Get the Respect They Deserve?


I know immediately that the answer to this question is no. Teachers definitely do not always get the respect they deserve. I’m not just saying this because I’m married to an ex-teacher. I’m also not just saying this because I know a lot of teachers and I don’t want to upset them. Over the past […]

June 27, 2018

The Ease of One Child Parenting


Ok, so the title to this post is probably a little misleading. Parenting and easy don’t really go well in the same sentence. I suppose what I mean is that when you’ve been bringing up two children for the last three years, then when that number drops to one for part of the week, I […]

June 18, 2018

Nursery Woes and Birthday Shows


When you have two children born ten and a half months apart, it’s hard work. Trust me, I know. When you’re the primary carer of two children born ten and a half months apart, it’s really hard work. Trust me, I know. I’ve spent the best part of three years willing time to pass. Looking […]

May 31, 2018

Prom Season – What Makes for the Perfect Prom?


Now that we are well into the New Year, it’s time to start thinking about everything that Spring has to offer. As well as the nicer weather and beautiful Spring flowers arriving, it’s also time to start thinking about prom season! For school leavers, proms are one of the most exciting things about the end […]

February 7, 2018