• 32 things you’ll inevitably obsess about in your child’s first year at school

    July 20, 2017

    So our first year of school is drawing to a close…but seriously, how has Reception gone so quickly? It doesn’t seem like two minutes since I dropped my tiny child off at the school gate in her giant uniform, trying not to cry (me, not her). And now there’s only a couple of days before I…

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  • Spring greens and a touch of the pre-school blues

    April 8, 2016

    The days are long but the years are short, they always tell you about parenting – and oh boy, sometimes *those* days are really, really long – but what they don’t say is that you’ll blink once, maybe twice, and all of a sudden your tiny newborn baby will be going to school.

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  • 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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  • The ‘S’ word

    November 26, 2015

    I’m not quite sure how it happened. One minute, I had a tiny mewling baby and my brain was filled with all these thoughts, on patterned babygros, how to get my non-napping child to sleep anywhere but on me and how to keep impossibly small socks on her octopus feet. And now, all of a…

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