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
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!
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……
My contract is nearly finished so I'm on the job hunt again and it's got me to thinking about my professional skills. I'm not really sure what I do anymore - I used to work in Human Resources but that was over four years ago. I currently work as a Volunteer Coordinator but that isn't … Continue reading Am I still relevent?
Today's *incredibly* bold look is brought to you by 30 Minutes Peace. Just 30 minutes between work life, home life and mum life gives me enough time to have a quick hot cup of tea, a 7th Heaven face mask and a shower without interruption. 30 minutes is better than no minutes and I intend … Continue reading 30 minutes peace….
One of the things that I've been most surprised about since the Tiny Human started school is how hard it's been to get used to spending time on my own again. For over four years I've had a loud, funny and constant companion so having her disappear off to school has been a bit of … Continue reading Learning to be alone again…..