Back to School

Four years ago, my daughter started school. Four years and one week ago, my daughter finally stopped wearing nappies. She started school with a full statement of special educational needs and a full time teaching assistant but I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. For her or for me. I spent a long time…

The healing powers of Bruno Mars

On the whole today was a good day. But the sanity crunch point came at 4pm when I picked Squidge up from baby school. He wanted to stay and we had to go. Oh yes, full on meltdown. Crying, shouting, hitting. Huge globs of snot gravitating towards his upper lip. I picked up the emotional…

I’m a Mum…Get Me Out of Here!

What is it about holidays that brings out the utter chaos in our family? We started planning this trip about 4 months ago, booking flights and accommodation in a fairly organised way…then ‘operation getaway’ began in earnest about 6 weeks ago.

Rules of the Pool

Here’s what I have learnt about pool etiquette since having children….. Always ensure that you make the rules known at the very beginning of the holiday. No running, keep your hat on, keep the noise down, don’t go near the water without a grown up etc. This way the kids know exactly how to wind…

Situation Vacant

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join a small and dynamic organisation. Vacancies exist in the following roles: Arbitrator Botanist Catering manager Chauffeur

Mum on the (school) run

Don’t mess with a mum on the school run. I try so hard every day but I’m always late. Mainly because I insist on trying to cram another five minutes work in rather than jump in the car. I hate being late but I abhor being early. At my daughter’s school it’s like the old…