Category Archive: children

Free Money? Yes, really…

Free money! Yes, literally and yes, really… I have been using KidStart when I buy things on the internet – M&S, Amazon, Sainsburys, Expedia, Mothercare, Boden, Disney, Boots, Wickes, Debenhams, for tickets, furniture,… Continue reading

All teaching staff are CRB/DBS checked, right? Wrong!

The requirement for those working with young children and vulnerable adults to be CRB/DBS checked came into play in March 2002. Therefore, people working in the same role prior to this date may… Continue reading

Do YOU have to reapply to the CSA?

From June 2014 all new applications for child maintenance are processed via the Child Maintenance Service. However, a representative of the CSA has confirmed to me today that ALL existing CSA cases are… Continue reading

An Afternoon’s Fun With Epic Straws! #epicstraws

I don’t often take up offer to review products in return for a guaranteed post, however the Cravendale Epic Straws combined two things that my boys love so it seemed rude not to! Both… Continue reading

Made With Love

I’m so touched, my lovely boys have just presented me with these ‘for all the lovely things you’ve done for us’ – how sweet is that! From my dyslexic 10 year old, who… Continue reading

Does YOUR child use the school toilets?

I’ve noticed that when I pick my boys up from school they are always busting to use the toilet. I hadn’t really thought anything of it until I jokingly said to my oldest… Continue reading

Mother’s Day Meme

This meme was created by over at More Than A Mum as a way of celebrating motherhood in the run up to Mother’s Day. I have been tagged for this meme by the lovely Kate… Continue reading

Origami Butterfly

A close up pic of one of my mother’s day gifts, it’s an articulated origami butterfly patiently made by my 10 year old.

The School Appeal Hearing

I can honestly say that the weeks leading up to the appeals were the most stressful of my life. You’d have to know me to be aware that I wouldn’t say that lightly.… Continue reading

The Essex Baby & Toddler Show #win #tickets

I have 4 pairs of tickets to The Essex Baby Show (sponsored by KidAround) on Sunday 16 October 2011! To enter, please RT on twitter and comment below – winners will be picked… Continue reading