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…

Aaaand relax…

Trying not to stress about the ever-changing demands of motherhood

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…

Do we still need Black History Month?

October is here. The dark mornings, dark evenings, pumpkin spice and all things spooky. It is also Black History Month – a time to celebrate the history and contribution of black people. You’d probably assume I’d think this a great thing, but over the years and especially since becoming a parent, I’m actually starting to…

A new school of thought…

So we’ve entered a new phase at Mumsomnia Towers. Year 5. The point when you realise the primary school days are nearing their end *sob*. We’ve visited a few high school open days (as I tried to hold back tears/panic) and now this box has found a place on our table. This box represents Boy1…

Schools out…whenever

Last week, pretty much every newspaper, news channel, parenting blog and the like covered the landmark ruling, pretty much allowing parents to take their kids out of school for holidays during term time. Whilst I agree with the argument that it should be a parent’s decision to take their child out if they have been attending school…

I love books but World Book Day?! 

It’s the first Thursday in March, the day most parents dread, but most school children enjoy. Yes, it’s World Book Day. I really try to encourage reading in our house. I’ve done bed time reading since the boys were tiny babies, and now that he’s confidently reading ‘chapter books’, Boy1 still enjoys reading for hours….