• CBeebies Hansel and Gretel review

    Christmas TV, sorted: CBeebies Hansel and Gretel

    November 26, 2019

    We had a sneak peak of CBeebies Hansel and Gretel, the brand new CBeebies Christmas show – here’s what we thought… CBeebies Hansel and Gretel: it’s Christmas! Everyone loves the CBeebies Christmas panto, right? This year the performance is Hansel and Gretel, staring all your children’s favourite CBeebies actors and presenters – including none other…

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  • School bus - 21 things I've learned from the first term of starting primary school

    21 things I’ve learned from the first term of primary school

    October 23, 2019

    Sending your child to primary school is an emotional rollercoaster of highs, lows and lots of tears (theirs and yours). Dropping her off on the first day she was fine, so I was FIIIIINEEEE. Until I burst into ugly sobs on the way home. Then picked her up about half an hour later. And cried…

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  • 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 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 primary school, not my child. I’m swinging wildly between…

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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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