• Starting school: What am I going to do now?

    October 2, 2019

    One of the most common questions people ask when I talk about F starting school is, usually, What are you going to do now? I don’t think they mean it in an existential, hear-tearing-out-while-wailing type of way – although I’m sure there’s plenty of time for that – but more of a curious, what-am-I-going-to-do-with-all-that-time-now? way.

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  • Starting school: ten things that are currently terrifying me

    September 2, 2019

    So my child is starting primary school – THIS MONTH, IT’S THIS MONTH, HOW HAS THIS HAPPENED SO QUICKLY, WASN’T SHE JUST BORN – and here are ten things that are completely terrifying me. Just to note it’s things that are terrifying me about my child starting school, not my child. I’m swinging wildly between…

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  • IKEA SKADIS pegboard and IKEA school run hacks

    Starting school: IKEA school run hacks

    August 13, 2019

    This is a sponsored post in association with IKEA… We all know that leaving the house with children is a challenge, but what about when you add in the added pressure of the school run? Here to help you get mornings off to the possible best start, are my IKEA school run hacks and organisation…

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  • old fashioned diving suit at You, Me and The Sea Bromley

    You, Me and The Sea at The Glades, Bromley – a brilliant free event for children

    August 7, 2019

    This is a sponsored post…If you’re looking for free summer holiday activities, then you should check out You, Me and the Sea at The Glades in Bromley…here’s what we thought and a good place to go for lunch after Are you a summer holiday activity planner, or do you just wing it? I tend to…

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  • I'm breastfeeding a four year old and here is why

    I’m breastfeeding my four-year-old, and here’s why

    August 1, 2019

    So, yes, I’m breastfeeding my four-year-old, and here’s why… Breastfeeding a four-year-old sounds like: ‘That’s a bit…weird, isn’t it? ”Hasn’t it gone on long enough now?’ ‘You’ll be stopping before school won’t you?’ ‘Make the most of it because you’ll have to stop soon!’ ‘I didn’t realise you were STILL doing it!’ Breastfeeding a four-year-old…

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  • Colourful pink and green arrow wall at London Kings Cross

    How to draw Horrible Histories The Movie – Rotten Romans

    July 28, 2019

    Hands up who loves Horrible Histories? Did you know there’s a new film, Horrible Histories The Movie – Rotten Romans – which has just been released? We were lucky enough to be invited along to a drawing masterclass with none other than Martin Brown, the Horrible Histories illustrator, to pick up some drawing tips and…

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  • Your period after pregnancy: five things no-one ever tells you

    July 11, 2019

    Oh, the joy and pain of your period after pregnancy. Just kidding! There’s not much joy, is there? But it’s a whole world of pain, PMT and all the mood swings. Apologies again, everyone around me. Sound the Code Red, like the long list of weird things that happen to your body after pregnancy that…

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