I wrote this last year as I started the new school year. Twelve months on these resolutions all still apply so time to remind myself of them. Last school year was the toughest I’d had so far as I struggled to combine working full time and still being a very much hands on mum.  With a husband who works long hours during the week the majority of baby organization fell to me.  By the time Christmas came I felt like I was cracking up.  So after sitting down with hubby, checking we could afford it, we made the decision I… View Post

One of my favourite things about my job is the 6 week summer holiday (haha, show me a teacher who doesn’t say that), but since having Baby O it has put me in a really fortunate position.  It gives me the opportunity to experience being a stay at home mum with my son.  As the new school year is rapidly approaching I feel like I’m returning from maternity leave and all of those anxieties from 12 months ago are starting to resurface.  So time to put it into perspective and focus on the postives (and a few negatives) of going… View Post

Before having Baby O, just the thought of soft play centres filled me with dread! Since becoming a mum, my fears have been confirmed.  After yesterday’s trip it will be a while until we return. Normally on a Sunday morning me and Baby O go to our weekly Toddler Sense class, but as there was a two week break and we had lunch with friends later that afternoon I was determined to tire little man out so he’d have a good nap and be on top form.  As soon as I opened the door I knew I’d made a mistake.… View Post