Back in 2016 Miss MIP started in your class - we weren't ready for her to start school but she was totally ready. She was coming in behind where she should have been but she'd been discharged from NHS Speech and Language so we assumed she'd just make up the time. She was cheerful, fun … Continue reading An open letter to our daughters teacher
If you are looking into getting your little one swimming lessons here are some useful tips from Southern Swim Schools 1. Speak to family and friends for recommendations 2. Look on the STA website - check the swim school is registered. 3. Check they are a STA Swim Star Swim School as this is bench mark … Continue reading Time for Swimming!
It's been a rough couple of months at MIP HQ - I started April with 3 Grandparents and finished up May with only 1 remaining. My grandparents have always been a solid feature in my life - when my Grandad passed 10 years ago it was a hard hit and foolishly I expected that I … Continue reading Talking to children about loss
I often have people say to me "ooh I just don't know how you do it" when they see me trying to listen to how my 5 year old got on at school while the 4 year old is screaming and stomping for a jammy dodger and the 2 year old is trying to break … Continue reading The Magic Number – A Guest Blog
Going on holiday as a family is without a doubt lots of fun but there are seven clear stages. Stage 1: Booking This is my first warning - do not tell your tiny human that you are going on holiday any further than two weeks before you leave. We made the enormous error of telling … Continue reading The seven stages of a family holiday
With September fast approaching I've been thinking back on Miss MIP's first term and what I'd do differently with the benefit of hindsight. I put the same question to other parents and got some amazing responses. So here they are - suggestions from parents who have survived the first year of school: Do not send … Continue reading Time for school!
I need to head this up with this point of clarification - I am not pregnant, I have no intentions of being pregnant and this isn't any form of announcement that I am pregnant. Got it? All clear? That being said I was chatting to someone recently who is in the early stages of pregnancy … Continue reading 12 weeks? No thanks…..
Someone asked me today if I'd always known there was something different about Miss MIP and the answer is yes. She sat up in good time, was weaned in good time, crawled in good time and walked in good time but the talking......that was always a bit off really. I know you aren't supposed to … Continue reading Milestones Matter
I saw a newborn baby this week and while I cooed appropriately I didn't get that broody feeling that people talk about. I don't think babies smell amazing, I think they smell like milk and vomit. I don't get all fluffy at the thought of babies and I can't even begin to explain how much … Continue reading Done at one……
To all you lovely mums and dads, Congratulations - you made entire human being! You created a life and you likely spend all your waking hours (and probably some sleeping ones) making sure that that tiny human you grew turns into a kind, tolerant and valued person. That doesn't mean that you need to forget … Continue reading Being kind to yourself……