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 … More Do we still need Black History Month?
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 … More A new school of thought…
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 … More Schools out…whenever
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. … More I love books but World Book Day?!