• 21 thoughts on applying for primary schools

    January 5, 2016

    With the primary school application deadline looming large for parents across the land this month, we’ve finally made school choices for our (really nearly) four-year-old…eeek. So here’s 21 thoughts on – finally – submitting the ‘big school’ application:

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  • First shoes, take two

    January 4, 2016

    Buying your child’s first pair of shoes is supposed to be an emotional experience, isn’t it? Well, we seem to be terrible at it. How can it be so hard, I hear you say? Surely you just go to the shop and buy a pair of shoes? Well.

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  • Mistakes I *definitely* won’t be making in 2016

    December 30, 2015

    ‘Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it’ – said by many, many people, according to the Internet Wise words, right? So in the spirit of new years, fresh starts and all that, here’s some things I absolutely, definitely won’t be repeating next year*:

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  • 24 questions I have on time, all the time

    December 11, 2015
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  • The one where I get locked out of the house

    December 8, 2015

    Last Friday morning our front door slammed, leaving me outside with one child, while the other child was inside, alone in the house, on the other side of the door she’d shut. ‘Oh…I’ll…call you back’ I said to my mum, who I was on the phone to at the time. Florence, who I was holding, poked…

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  • Five things from the weekend

    December 7, 2015

    1) How is it only two minutes to Christmas?  Does everyone have trees and presents all bought and wrapped (don’t tell me if you have)? I managed about five minutes of shopping on Saturday, and we now have festive fairy lights up with a tree date for this Friday. Last year we actually let toddler…

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  • Parkas for pram pushing and the park

    December 2, 2015

    Does a perfect coat or parka exist for the intricacies of mumlife, and all the park trips, pram pushing and pavement pounding that it entails? I’ve written before about ‘mum’ dressing, but here’s some things about being a mum, and coats:

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