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Being a mummy and working in Education.

I thought I’d write a little piece on how becoming a mum has changed my perception on Education . Currently, I’m on maternity leave and have worked in Education for 6 years, 3 years of those have been in early years, the rest in KS1 and KS2. 408 more words

Remember Party Lines

I remember being on a party line growing up.  Picking up the phone to hear our neighbor on the phone.  Weird and slightly annoying. If we we were in the house and wanted to talk to dad in the barn, we could dial our own phone number, hang up and then pick up when it stopped ringing because that meant dad picked up.  182 more words

Tips for surviving the fourth trimester

I’ve mentioned before about my struggle with the fourth trimester and whilst I believe nothing can prepare you (and everyone’s experience is so different) I do look back and wish I’d done a few things differently.

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Hot mess mom

Along with feeling like a failure as a parent, sometimes I feel like a hot mess mom. You know, that mom that can’t get it together. 152 more words


Family is [not] magic

My babysitter happens to be a talented artist, and my daughter puts this talent to swift and ruthless use, commanding her to draw various and insane images from her fertile imagination. 1,112 more words


#6 ~ Essentially Big Books [Usborne]

When I was asked to help with a group of 2 and 3-years old at a preschool, and to organise a playgroup in English with a base of Italian children, I turned to my newly-fitted bookcase and study desk for inspiration. 647 more words


Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Living just over the Norfolk border, the Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure theme park, near Norwich, was always on our list of places to take the boys. From an early age they, like many children, were really into dinosaurs, but we’d never managed to get there. 1,298 more words