The one I’d hoped I’d never have to write

As a mum blogger, this is a post that I’d hoped I’d never have to write. But to some extent, I feel kind of privileged to be in this position and also have a passion for writing, which means I can help break the taboo on this subject – miscarriage. As I write, it is my 33rd birthday. The story
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School rules (well Andrew thinks so anyway)

Once again I find myself writing about education. I knew I had a strong view on it, but recently I’ve really felt compelled to write my thoughts down, mainly so they come out of my head and allow me to have some brain space back! This week I was interested to read about the case of a father who received
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My parent’s eye view of education

I’ve been meaning to write about my views on education for a while. A combination of us approaching the end of Andrew’s first year at school and all the coverage of education in the news recently has finally prompted me to do so. My last blog post explained why Joel isn’t starting school in September, and this one talks more
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Starting school, or not

I don’t get time to blog much at all these days, but just recently I’ve felt that I need to write my thoughts down on a topic about which I have had several conversations in the past month. And that is: starting school. Parents who had applied for their child to start school in September 2016 heard last week at
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Just 3 years old – the disconnect of physical strength and mental capacity for understanding

I haven’t blogged for a loooooong time! That’s mainly because my business has taken off and I just don’t get the time to do both, and nobody is paying me to write so sewn orders come first. But this evening I’m such an emotional wreck that I can’t focus on work and it can wait until tomorrow now anyway. This
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52 photos – weeks 48 & 49

Well here I am again, posting two week’s worth of photos in one! I’ve been so busy getting through orders before th elast Christmas post day, I’ve not had chance to go anywhere near the blog, even less than usual. But anyway, better late than never as they say. Here they are being cheeky in a tent at a play
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52 photos – weeks 46 & 47

Looking back at my photos from the last week, I realise that I didn’t do a photo post last week – it was a very busy weekend with a craft fair on Saturday for me and Tom was playing the piano at church on Sunday morning so I had less time to think about it like I am now. But
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52 photos – week 45

    I know the quality of these photos is rubbish, but they just wouldn’t stay still enough for long enough for me to take any better ones. And they didn’t both look at the camera at the same time, so here’s one photo with each of them looking at me! This was in Birmingham Central Library this week. We
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Activity play – wot so funee?

Gone are the days that I have time to blog loads of funees from every week. But as we’ve had an early morning, I thought I’d blog one from each boy that we’ve had a giggle at this week….. Andrew is looking forward to Christmas already. The build up has started at nursery, and he’s getting very involved in the
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Just a plain 2nd birthday cake

I know, it’s a bad pun, but it had to be said, particularly as Andrew has made that mistake between plain and plane in the past leading to some funny situations. When I was trying to decide what kind of cake to make Joel for his 2nd birthday, I had a few options: different kinds of transport – car, bus,
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