Tag 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

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

The School Appeal – aka catch 22

So we now have a date for our school appeal, gulp. This should in theory make me feel better but it doesn’t. It gives a single date in time where my childrens’ future… Continue reading

How Do YOU Choose A School?

With the 31st October deadline for secondary school applications looming, and several recent conversations I have had with people who are moving house NOW in order to be in their desired catchment, I… Continue reading

And 20 fags for me dad please

Have just sent my 11 year old son to the shop (which is about 200 yards away….) to get a packet of rolls for packed lunch tomorrow and some baked beans to go… Continue reading

Should We Check Childrens’ BMI?

For National Childhood Obesity Week (4 -10 July 2011), NHS Choices, the health information website for the NHS, is asking parents to to check their child’s body mass index (BMI) and take a… Continue reading