Bring on the games: A family Night in

Bring on the games: A family Night in

As a family, we are quite competitive with one another. A few years ago, the husband and I spent a whole night deciding which sport which one of us were better at. If you’re interested: I’m best at skiing and netball, he does confess I am quite a good...
The Worry of Secondary Transfer

The Worry of Secondary Transfer

It’s the old adage, but time really does fly. In September, I see my gorgeous baby girl off to secondary school. She got through the painful process of her 11+, and is now preparing for her new school, of course this is a new thing: The worry of secondary...
Motherhood, Careers and Confidence

Motherhood, Careers and Confidence

#no7ready I used to love going to work: I had a wardrobe rammed full of lovely garments that I’d don each day (generally a different outfit each day) with a pair of heels. I’d put on a slick of the war paint and off I would go. I really enjoyed the work I...
Parental Choice in Education: Good or Bad?

Parental Choice in Education: Good or Bad?

My daughter is now in year six, and the past year has been dominated by her secondary transfer, and we were able to use our parental choice in where we applied for. I’m going to start this post rather back-to-front by telling you she got an offer from the school...
A  rant about hauls

A rant about hauls

I want to start this post by saying I love YouTube. I contribute to the TMK channel a fair bit, and I also watch lots of channels too. I’ve long been a fan of digital influencers and the opinion they give, especially with fashion, taking it to the realms of real...
An authentic news source for children

An authentic news source for children

Last year was quite the year for news. Things happened that no one thought would; unexplainable things that seemed to be completely backwards in our collective minds. How do you even begin to explain some of the national and international events to children without...