There will be many parents who are approaching the beginning of September with more than a little bit of trepidation as their children start school.
A year ago my son started primary school, and I spent most of the summer holidays fretting over whether I had all the right items (I didn’t) and whether he would be okay. As I’m assuming I’m not the only person in the world to worry about this milestone, here are a few bits of advice.
With the summer holidays in full swing I’ve found myself in need of a bit of mum’s time off, a little while of just being me. Hub agreed to me disappearing off for a couple of hours. On my to do list was ‘have at least one unacompanied coffee’ and ‘buy dress for friend’s party’.… Continue reading Alone time
A lot of ‘mummy blog’ style posts lament parenthood, moaning because of the loss of your previous life, the long hours, the lack of understanding of others and so much more. And it’s easy to be grumpy when you’ve had less than four hours sleep (or two hours if you’re a competitive ‘non-sleeping’ parent), you… Continue reading Friendship is…
I wasn’t planning on writing anything for a bit, and then a photo turned up on my Timehop today of me five years ago, smiling with my eldest, at that point about six weeks old. A few clicks further on Facebook and I came across a piece on Netmums regarding the #sogladtheytoldme hashtag, set up for… Continue reading The early years #sogladtheytoldme
It’s a typically sunny day in Greendale, all the characters are wrapped up as usual in their seasonally inappropriate clothing. Inside, Pat is sat on his arse whilst Sara makes him and (clearly in the closet) Julian their packed lunches. Sara – “So Pat, what time will you be back from work today?” Pat –… Continue reading Postman Pat – alternative episode