Parenting

School Reviewer – By Parents For Parents

  I’ve spent the day catching up on housework (living the dream), and washing the never-ending stream of dirty clothes that seems to come from Dexter’s bedroom. I look at the state of his school uniform – hanging hems, ripped trouser crotches...

A Trip Down Memory Lane with M&S

  I remember my first day at senior school like it was yesterday. Which is rather surprising considering it was 33 years ago. My school uniform was generally considered rather hideous, and it really was. A turquoise crimplene A-line tunic which clashed horribly...

Secondary School – The First Year

    I’ve been following some of my friends’ social media updates today about whether their child got their first choice of primary school and it took me right back to my absolute panic when I thought Dexter hadn’t got into his (and my) first choice, my old...

Time To Read with DisneyLife

  For as long as I can remember, I have always loved books. I think it stems from being around Mum so much as a child – she always seemed to have a book on the go wherever she was.  There would be a different one on the arm of her favourite armchair, one on...

Will ISIS come Mum?

  Dexter is on a school trip to the Natural History Museum today. All good stuff. He’s been before but quite frankly, you can never visit this too much … am I right?   Anyway, it got to lunchtime and I was busy doing the housework. OK, I was watching Oxford...

5 Things I Learnt Last Week #3

  What a week right? Such devastating news from around the world has made my little blog seem just so … frivolous. Every time I go to write something funny about dating or moan about how the washing is never ending, my fingers just can’t quite summon up the...

Breakfast with Up & Go

  We each lead such different lives, the three of us. Dexter is at school every day, I work from home (whilst also doing the housework, shopping, cleaning and everything else of course), and Ben does different shifts at different times of the day whilst...

A Life Update & Brita Water Giveaway

  What a week. I’ve been laid up in bed for most of it with a virus/food poisoning thing, I’m not quite sure what, but thankfully I’m finally on the mend … half a stone lighter too! Every cloud.   Life goes on though and the boys...

Back to School with BRITA

    Dexter has really settled into big school now (#praisetheLord), and not only is he able to get home a lot earlier, but he’s coming home happy. I know it’s early days, but all the signs are positive.   I think I may have mentioned before in another...