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How to Help Your Child Get Organised for School

  • February 25, 2019
Child organised school supplies

This is a guest post from Mount House School. No matter how old your child is, they sometimes need a little push in the right direction when it comes to getting organised and prepared for school. Forgetting a book from time to time is normal and not writing down their homework assignment can happen, but there are steps you can take to help prevent these little errors from occurring too >>

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Parenting

10 Things That Annoy School Mums

  • February 14, 2019
10 Things That Annoy School Mums

I’m in my 4th year of being a ‘school mum’ now and if I’m honest it’s a bit of a love-hate relationship! On the whole, of course, I love the fact that my daughter goes to school, and it’s a great school. It’s lovely to not have to pay hundreds every month to nursery anymore and you don’t feel so bad about working when your child is at school all >>

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Books Parenting

10 Really Easy World Book Day Costume Ideas

  • February 11, 2019
Really Easy World Book Day Costume Ideas

It’s every parent’s favourite day coming up next on 7th March – World Book Day! I’m not sure who’s bright idea it was to decide that for one day every March all kids have to go to school dressed as a character from a book but I’d bet a lot of money that it wasn’t a busy and already stressed out mum who can’t sew and has to go to >>

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Parenting

Should Kids Get Homework? My Thoughts…

  • October 5, 2018
Should Kids Get Homework? My Thoughts...

Lots of people have been taking online about the subject of Primary school homework recently. As a busy working mum, I also have strong feelings about this and so as bloggers tend to do, I thought I’d share my thoughts on homework! My daughter is 7 and in her 4th year of school. We have to read for a minimum of 20 minutes three times a week, learn 8 spellings >>

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Parenting

How To Survive Your Child’s First Day At School

  • July 17, 2018
How To Survive Your Child's First Day At School

I know, I know school isn’t quite finished yet – but I also know that if you have a child starting school in September that you’ll have been stressing for a while already. I think I was more nervous about Little H’s first day at school than she was! You’ll worry whether they’ll cry, if they’ll make any friends, will they be brave enough to put their hand up and ask >>

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Parenting

Tips For Helping Kids With Their School Work

  • February 21, 2018

Do you have a child at school? If so, you’ll be used to having homework to do by now. We have the creative home learning projects every half term which I inevitably end up doing myself, but the worst is the maths homework every week. On top of that, we now have SATs practice to do so I think it’s safe to say we’re going to be kept busy! Whether >>

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Parenting

Encouraging Kids Into STEM

  • February 12, 2018

I’m a big fan of encouraging kids into STEM subjects, especially girls as the industry is majorly lacking in women.  It’s an area that is so varied there’s something for every child to find exciting whilst also learning valuable skills and getting those little brains working. All ages can get involved, you don’t need to wait until they do these subjects later on at school. Read on to find out how you >>

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Parenting

Easy Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas For Teachers

  • December 7, 2017

Having a child at school this time of year is expensive. There’s the money for nativity play costumes, donations for the Christmas fete, enough Christmas cards to cover the whole class and then, of course, Christmas gifts for teachers. There’s not just one teacher either, we have the main class teacher, teaching assistants, the lovely ladies that run breakfast club every morning and god knows who else. I don’t really >>

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Parenting Working Mum

How To Be An Organised Mum

  • October 24, 2017

I would bet money that working mums with school-aged kids have more on their minds than anyone else! Between work and school ‘admin’ my brain is fried at the moment. I’ve got several projects on the go at work – basically full-time work in part-time hours. Then I also have a 6-year-old at school, with forms coming home every day for various school trips, events, dress-up days and god knows >>

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Parenting Reviews

Whizz Bang Pop – A Magazine For Science Mad Kids!

  • October 6, 2017

Little H loves science – apparently, she wants to be a scientist when she grows up – so we were excited to review the fab Whizz Pop Bang kids’ science magazine. Whizz Pop Bang is an award-winning children’s science magazine making science fun and engaging for 6-11 year old’s. Each magazine is packed full of hands-on experiments, fascinating facts, science news and discoveries, as well as interviews with real scientists. The issue we >>

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