7 years of supply teaching

Facebook reminded me earlier this month that it’s now seven years since I gave up full time teaching and a hideous daily commute across the M62 to Leeds. I used to spend around half a day a week in the car (at one stage I was pregnant with Chloe and driving Ben to Leeds with me for Nursery) and it cost me about £300 a month in fuel. I loved my school and I loved my colleagues – leaving was scary and it took me a long time to be ready to do it, but once I had, once I had left I wondered what on earth I’d been waiting for. My full time teaching job gave me security – I had a pension, I had sick pay and a regular wage – but that regular wage was entirely sucked up by full time childcare for two children under three…

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Work At Home Mum Guilt

Work At Home Mum Guilt

Mum Guilt isn’t something I usually buy into. Most of the time I just accept I’m doing the very best I can. … View Post
Back to school, back to normal

Back to school, back to normal

It feels customary now to come home from the first school run of the new academic year and write about our summer and the … View Post
Our Family – July 2019

Our Family – July 2019

July has, as ever, been a super busy month for us filled with typical end of school year activity, a holiday to Portugal and … View Post
Steps towards independence for our tween

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 … View Post
Double Star of the Week Action!

Double Star of the Week Action!

Last Friday I had the pleasure of being invited to Star of the Week assembly to see Chloe be chosen for the second time … 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