Over the past few weeks I’ve read several blog posts from parents of young girls. Parents who are understandably worried about what the future holds and the perception females have of themselves growing up in our world. As the mum to a gorgeous 2 year old boy, I also worry on how he will grow up, and the world he will inherit. Little O this is what I want you to know: Women are beautiful! We come in all shapes and sizes and are fabulous and you’d better remember that. The airbrushed images you encounter on the front of FHM… View Post

Back to reality this week as the Christmas break is well and truly over.  On the plus side, here are a few of the things I have been up to this week. Read I used to love reading a good book, but really struggling to find the time at the minute. What I have read this week is my little boys Welcome To The Toddler Room guide. He’s just started his initial visits this week so feeling a bit emotional that he’s going into the big kids room. I’m sure the new staff will be lovely but the ones in his tweenie… View Post

Before having Little O I took a lot for granted. I thought I knew how my life would change when I had children but nothing quite prepares you for the change to pretty much every aspect of your life. Normal, everyday things I used to do without thinking are now considered a luxury and can honestly make my day. Here’s my luxury list, if I can get at least one of these a day I’m happy. Straightening my hair without a 2 year old hanging off my leg Straightening my hair, full stop! Watching any grown up television before 7pm… View Post

I prefer teaching older kids.  The vast majority of my timetable is made up of GCSE and A level classes and that suits me just fine, but I do teach a Year 7 class twice a week.  Whilst I love their enthusiasm and innocence at this age, I find the “Miss, I’ve lost my pen” and “Miss, I’ve come to the end of my page, should I turn over?” just a tad irritating. However, since having Little O I do find it fascinating when they talk about what they are allowed to do at this age, and what they’re not… View Post