Steps towards independence for our tween

Ben will turn ten at the end of this month and for the last year we have been taking small steps towards independence for him – aware that in little over a year’s time our boy will be heading off to high school and starting an adventure that we’re no longer really part of. We won’t drop him off each day, we won’t know his teachers or his friends the way we do now. To an extent he will be making his own way through this one with us by his side to help when he needs us – but it’s a big change and one we need to know we have done our best to prepare him for! We started to discuss how we would build this independence shortly before he turned 9 both between Dave and I but also with Ben himself. Without really thinking about it, I…

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Tips for surving the school holidays

Tips for surving the school holidays

With the summer holidays on the horizon (anyone else literally counting down the get ups?) I wanted to share some of my top tips … View Post
Hiring a Cleaner

Hiring a Cleaner

Having a cleaner has been a bit of a life-goal of mine for some time. We’ve talked about it for years, in fact … View Post
BIC® KIDS Young Artist Awards 2019

BIC® KIDS Young Artist Awards 2019

Whilst Ben has never really been a fan of putting pen to paper, Chloe is pretty much the exact opposite and can often be … View Post
End of year teacher gift ideas!

End of year teacher gift ideas!

Teacher gifts can be something of a contentious issue – and I can totally see both sides of the argument. As a teacher I would … View Post
Modius results after three months!

Modius results after three months!

Today marks the end of my three month Modius trial. So it’s time to update you on my progress and how give some … View Post
Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiet headphones for kids

Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiet headphones for kids

We’ve had quite a few pairs of headphones for the kids over the years – from soft headband types which they found too hot … View Post