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
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
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
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?
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
School announcements came out this week and I'm not ready. I'm not ready for my tiny human who has only existed on this planet for just under 4 years to go to school. I'm not ready for her to have to wear a uniform every day. I'm not ready to give up my afternoons playing … Continue reading I’m not ready