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Oct 12

It’s been a few weeks since my last post, but I have a very good excuse I promise! On 2 September I gave birth to our gorgeous new son. We’re all doing really well, if a little sleep deprived. As my regular readers will know, I choose not to use my daughter’s real name on […]

raspberry lunchbox
Sep 10

Little I has just gone up to two full days at preschool, which brings with it a very exciting development…packed lunches! In the run-up to the new school terms we had the following conversation several times over: Little I: “I’m so excited to go back to preschool”. Me: “What bit are you most excited about?” […]

working from home
Apr 22

This guest post is authored by my good friend Jane Wakefield, who is a technology reporter for BBC News Online. It is a cliché but life as a mum really is a balancing act – between work and time with the kids, between chores and time with the kids, between your own social life and, […]

primary school children
Apr 05

Fifty-seven per cent of teachers believe pupils’ behaviour has deteriorated over the last five years, according to a recent survey published by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL). At its annual conference this week, members of the ATL voted unanimously for research into ‘effective’ disciplinary methods, and discussed the need for greater sanctions. As […]

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