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13 Websites For Early Years Education

After a shout out on Instastories asking for educational aids and websites and being inundated with top tips, I thought I would write a quick post sharing them all. This isn't a pretty post but I guarantee you will click on one of…

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London vs Country

Yesterday I was listening to a (London) radio station. The interviewer was saying that she thinks everyone lies about liking living out of London. The interviewee exclaimed ‘they say that it’s great for the kids, breathing in the country air. I say how boring…

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How To Find and Keep a Good Au Pair

This post has been on the tip of my tongue for so long. Having had 6 au pairs in 8 years, I now what I like and think I know what to look for. We pioneered the way amongst our contemporaries with having…

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8 Stereotypical School Gate Mums

So, we have been away from the school gates for a few weeks now. Whether you are moving up a year (notice I say 'you') or changing schools, it is nice to have to some time away from the routine. I have been meaning…

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12 Tips For a Smooth Transition into the School Holidays

Whether the holidays have started or about to commence, the transition is harder for us than the children. Whilst excitement may be running high before they break up, after a few lazy mornings and a bit of spontaneous fun, once the novelty wears off…

How To Have a Successful Family Picnic

Prepare to fail, fail to prepare. I have recited this motto since Common Entrance exams however as I get older and a bit more relaxed, it sometimes slips. This was particularly true on Sunday when we all went to watch Daddy in a…

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The Newest Member of The Family

No, we are not having another one and we aren't getting another pet for a long time so apologies if the title is slightly 'click baity!' However, there is a new addition that daughter acquired for her 3rd birthday that is like a new…

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Having a Baby?

A friend who is having her first baby asked me what she should pack in her hospital bag. I really enjoyed thinking about what I packed (and didn't pack) and also got so carried away, I also wrote a list of what you need…