The kids are exhausted – when they’re one small squabble away from a meltdown, I know it must be nearly the end of another half term. But this one’s been different. There was so much to grieve a year ago (my post at the time is here: Feeling the Grief for what...
It’s been a journey, but after eight whole weeks of helping my children to learn at home, I’ve come away with a few new skills myself. In summary, they can be described as: Mulitasking is hard and I’m still not sure I can do it Snacks are king and can be used to...
I’m not sure I know how to feel about it all, to be honest – it’s a complex business. I do know a few things – I know that come 8 March, I will have six hours a day to do everything that I’ve been squashing into two, and that I will be MUCH less...
In our pre-kids years, we travelled whenever we could. I won’t pretend it was intrepid, back-packing, getting-under-the-cultural-skin of the country travel – it was much more about hotels, beaches and safaris, but we still covered a lot of ground. It was also...
February half term is always my least favourite of the school breaks – it’s cold, dark, wet and miserable, and there’s very rarely anything good to do, even when we’re not in a lockdown. The difference this time is that we’ve limped here through weeks of demanding...
We’re going to be doing this until at least 8 March –and does anyone actually believe they’ll be back at school for three weeks before the Easter holidays? – so we’re accepting that things are the way they are, and the sort-of routine that has emerged around a day of...
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