So this month I attended a workshop. I attended a workshop with other like minded ladies. A workshop that would help me to reconnect with me? Take time out? Feel less alone? Realise that we are all in this together? Yes. That is exactly what it was. A wonderful local Mama, Claire, has set up … Continue reading Mama Time
Ok, let's talk about how we can help our little offspring with reading. The English language is one of the most complex languages in the world. We have words that are spelt the same but with different meanings, spelt differently but sound the same and rules that don't apply most of the time (yes I'm … Continue reading Let’s Read
And by that I mean juggling. Metaphorical juggling more specifically. I'm left handed and have very bad hand eye coordination so ACTUAL juggling is a big problem for me. ANYWAY, I've been asked on a number of occasions to write a post on how I juggle life. What we do isn't perfect and I can't … Continue reading Top Class Circus Skills
This summer we went away as a family of three to beautiful Greece. After much searching for the 'perfect' family holiday we settled on the the resort Aeolos Beach in Corfu. 10 days, all inclusive. When travelling with children I cannot recommend booking all inclusive enough! I makes life so much easier when they decide … Continue reading Greek Escape
Being a parent AND a teacher is difficult. I had always assumed that having this profession behind me would enable a smooth transition to parenthood. I was wrong. ‘The book of Parenting’ is written by a completely different author to that of ‘The book of Teaching’. However, over the past 3 and a half years … Continue reading School Daze to School Days
So, today was a pretty awesome day. A little while ago a notification popped up in my inbox to tell me it had been over a year since my last blog post. A blog I'd created when on maternity leave, a blog that I was so excited about creating and one that I'd hoped would … Continue reading It’s been a while…
Evelyn's room is possibly my favourite room in our (very small) house! Living in London means, at the moment, we have a two bed home. I love it because it is ours and needed little doing to it when we moved in. Previously owned by a builder, the house was perfectly painted, white and neutral! … Continue reading Evelyn’s Bedroom Tour
In the 820 (give or take a few) days I have been a Mummy I have changed. I have grown and learnt - yes, that's a given. I have taken on this life altering, permanent challenge that will be my greatest success.. blah blah blah. What you don't realise, as you paddle your way through … Continue reading The Many Versions of Mummy!
2016. Lets reflect. Well, this year we have settled properly into our new home and have started to think about how we are going to develop it this year. With plans for a new front door, new carpets, new fence panels and hopefully start thinking properly about an extension so I can finally have my … Continue reading Mirror Mirror
Dear Evelyn, You are two. I'm not too sure how it happened but the baby we held in our arms is now gone forever and in its place we have you. Wonderful, funny, cheeky, frustrating, messy, bossy, clever, stubborn, beautiful YOU. This year has been totally and utterly magical. You spent your first year … Continue reading Two For you. Two for me.