Writing a blog is an outlet for me - it provides a way for me to get things off my chest, share experiences and sometimes have a rant about things that annoy me. I'm very lucky to have the support of my friends and family in writing this blog but every now and then I … Continue reading It’s never ok to be scared……
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 seem like a pretty average person I think - average intelligence, average looks and just all around average. Maybe a little rounder and a little shorter than average but still an average sort of person. Inside though I'm maybe a little different - my brain isn't always my friend and can change the spirit … Continue reading Anxiety is invisible but very present
We are seeing floods of #metoo stories across social media - the hashtag is being used to give a sense of the sheer number of people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted. I use people instead of women very specifically because it would be a huge mistake to assume this is just happening to … Continue reading #metoo
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
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……
Tomorrow I'll introduce you to my daughter and she'll have her fingers in her mouth as she tries to take in the new situation around her. She's really excited to start in your class and has been talking about going to big school for months now - I'm not sure she really understands what's happening … Continue reading Dear Teacher