Teachers: to gift or not to gift?

Why has gifting gone mad?

Hair chat goes large!

So, I’ve written a few times about hair. My children’s hair, my hair and how other people react to it. You see, afro hair can be quite a talking point. From the many different styles we can embrace, to how people think it should be ‘managed’, to how those reactions can impact people’s identify and…

The results are in…

So boy 1 didn’t quite get the grade for our first choice grammar school. He was 2 marks short! Whilst I’d prepared myself for the likelihood of him not getting in, knowing the odds weren’t in his favour, I never considered a situation where he’d be soooo close. So now my realistic, pragmatic, balanced thought…

High school decisions are tough!

So, it’s nearly the end of another academic year. Boy 1 will be going to year 6, while Boy 2 will officially be a pre-schooler. This means in September we’ll making big decisions about high school applications and to be totally honest I’m sooo scared! It’s such a big decision. Boy1 is studying for his…

Should we ban cruelty in kids’ films?

Earlier this week, the new Peter Rabbit film got people talking. Not about how good or bad the remake of this Beatrix Potter classic is. Not about whether James Corden should play the cheeky little rabbit. Not every about why he walks around butt naked but wears a jacket. It was something more serious than…

We need to talk about H&M

I’ve taken a couple of days before putting pen to paper about this issue as I needed to really take my time and think about it outside of all the hype and trigger-happy commentary. For those of you unaware (where have you been?!), I’m talking about an image that appeared on H&M’s website of a…