Category: Being Mum

babies - #blogtober2017

Babies – #Blogtober17 [02]

Following on from “All About Me” yesterday.  I wanted to share a few more things you don’t know about me. Babies – Getting Broody I was not one of those women who got broody when other people had children.  I quite liked other people’s babies but not enough to want...

What impact do teachers have?

What impact do teachers have?

As my youngest two start secondary school, I sit here hoping they get amazing teachers.  If not in every subject, at least in a few.  Good teachers, the ones who love what they do, care about the kids and love seeing kids “get it” are such a huge asset to...

The best parenting advice I ever received

The best advice I ever received, as a mum

When you have a child, everyone has a tip to share, their absolute must have best advice But some days it feels like everyone just wants to tell you what you’re doing wrong. Or at least that is how feels as a new mum who hasn’t had a good nights sleep...

The SEND Line – A never ending rollercoaster

I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Facebook Live. A great way to share ideas, news and ask questions.  Today we talked about life on the SEND Line. If you missed the Live event, you can watch it again here. The SEND Line – Facebook Live SEND Line –...

Calm after the Chaos – Back to School

It’s that time of year, relief and hoorays mixed with a tinge of sadness, a huge serving of stress and anxiety and a side helping of “why did I leave the new shoe purchases so late – again”?  The time of year when we think about the calm. The Calm of...

What do our MPs teach our children?

Let’s chat today about our beloved Members of Parliament, our MPs, the adults we elect to represent us within Parliament.   Do they provide us with good examples of behaviour to share with our children or do they provide us just with examples of how not to behave? I recently...

What I love about the SEND Minefield

Previously, I had a rant about the things that really p*ss me off in the world of SEND but today, in order to start the holidays for me with a more positive focus, I am writing about the things I love about life in the SEND Minefield.  Yes there are...

What I hate about the SEND Minefield

Arriving into the SEND Minefield, without realising this was your destination, can be a shock to say the least. After almost 12 years of living in this Minefield, I’ve had many unexpected experiences – some of which have been fun and enjoyable (I know, who would have guessed the SEND...

Negative Stereotypes

Negative Stereotypes

I think it is something we have all experienced, isn’t it?  Negative stereotypes. The politically incorrect comments about certain nationalities, jokes about the mother-in-law, jokes about blondes, jokes about men – something we will all have certainly heard at some point.  In fact, if you grew up in the 70’s, it...