Why I Love Half Term Weeks

Why I Love Half Term Weeks

I often encounter a strain of mum-culture on social media which encourages us to dread the arrival of school holidays – what a pain they are, and how awful it is to have your kids around, instead of safely ensconced in a classroom. Now, while I will agree that three...
Things I’ll miss about Reception Year

Things I’ll miss about Reception Year

The time has flown by – as it always seems to do, now we are all in the cycle of the school year – and our littlest boy is almost at the end of his Reception year at school. Which made me realise that it’s not just the end for him; it’s the last Reception year we will...
I thought SATs couldn’t get any worse

I thought SATs couldn’t get any worse

Last year, our little boy was 6 years old, and in Year 2. Nobody told him he was doing SATs, but he knew something was up – here’s the account of what was happening then: SATs: this is what they’re doing to our 6-year-old. When I shared that post,...
Should I be more sad that the last one’s gone to school?

Should I be more sad that the last one’s gone to school?

This blog post title sounds like a post on a mums’ forum, and in some ways, it could be. I’ve just waved my nearly-five-year-old off to full time school. He loves it. He bounces in first thing in the morning, and bounces out again full of his favourite anecdotes...
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