Back to school: part two

Welcome to part two of our back to school series. Now this comes with a warning…you may find yourself scratching your head at the end of this, so apologies in advance for that. I’m talking of course about Head Lice. When I was at school we had the ‘Nit Nurse’. I recall lining up to […]

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The power of play

Never underestimate the power of your child’s play. When they are playing dressing up, fighting imaginary monsters or busy inviting dolls, teddies and superheros for a tea party they are developing crucial life and developmental skills. Free play is so important for children and from a parents perspective it can be quite fascinating to watch. Play […]

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The seven stages of nappy changing

So you have your baby, you’ve bought the nappies and wipes. Now what? Nappy changing can’t be that tricky can it? Don’t be fooled first time parents, it might be straight forward for a while but don’t bet on it staying that way until your little one can use the toilet on their own. Stage […]

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Learning begins at home: part six

Welcome to part six of our learning begins at home series. I have always felt that learning begins at home. I’ve written before about how I approach learning with the children and how every situation is a potential learning opportunity. From the moment your children are born their learning journey begins and they are sponges of life and all […]

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My shadow, my bodyguard, my bestfriend

Until I was eight I was an only child. I never wanted to be. I wanted at least one sibling, and when my brother was born I was overjoyed. Aside from when he was about six and began trashing my bedroom daily for about six months, I have always been grateful for my brother. All […]

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Developing a unique personality

The toddler years can certainly be a challenge. When I have been asked in the past what the most difficult stage has been, I always answer the same. Without a doubt, 18 months to three years (I’m yet to have a teenager though so this might change). At the same time however, if I am asked […]

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My favourite things about you

My darling children, you are changing and developing each day and I fear I will forget these precious moments as the years pass us by. You all have so many similar qualities and are so alike in many ways, but at the same time you are all so different with your unique personalities. At this […]

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Dealing with reluctant brushers

Most parents go through it at some stage… the curse of the reluctant toothbrusher! It comes to us all at some point but not necessarily at the same time for each child. If you are reading this and smugly thinking that your child is a 5 star brusher who has been able to name all […]

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