School

2017 – Changing Nursery & Working life

First of all, happy new year everyone! Only took me about a month to say that 🙂

Towards the end of 2016, we decided to make some changes which I knew was going to make the start of 2017 very interesting, and we haven’t been disappointed at all! It’s been busy busy busy! All in all, I’m super thankful for how everything has turned out and we’re already starting to reap the benefits of some of those changes…

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Happy 5th Birthday to my beautiful daughter

My baby girl turns 5 years old today! I know I probably say this every year but I’m still amazing at where the time has gone!

We have so much to be thankful for, and this young missy is one of them! She is growing up every day to be strong, beautiful and amazing little lady and we’re so blessed to be her parents! (more…)

Settling into Full-time Reception

I am so thankful to see the end of the half-day sessions in reception! It was one of the busiest period for us and I’ve clocked a lot of mileage to show for it! Aj has generally been a great trooper, especially in the morning, sadly I can’t say the same for when I pick her up in the afternoon…

Aj’s school did 7 days of morning sessions only to help ease the kids into reception and school life in general. They closed at 1.30pm last week after lunch. I wasn’t able to find a local nursery that offers school runs so I had to do pick-ups during my lunchtime! I’d pick her up from school, take her back to her nursery then back to work. It’s a relatively straightforward drive with little traffic thank God – all in all took me just under and hour both ways! And thank God for an awesome boss who is very understanding and supportive too!


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Class Meetups, Nursery Graduation & Legoland!

Last weekend was a pretty fun time for us, hectic but well spent family time! A number of things were planned so I decided to take the friday off work. As Aj gets ready for big school in September I’m actually starting to question working 5 days a week – this is something I’ll be reviewing over the next few months…

Not to get sidetracked, here’s what we got up to last weekend!

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Getting Aj ready for Reception in September

I remember last year when I was so excited about Aj starting pre-school and wearing a uniform and then getting back into work from maternity and the school runs! All the things that could happen in a year…

Now, we’re doing it all again, getting Aj ready for new school again in a new town and once again there’s a lot to think about, to plan and prepare for…

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Aj and Junior settling down in the South

I still can’t believe we moved down south! I talked so much about my doubts and uncertainity so it’s funny how I did a quick turn around. Sometimes life just presents you with an opportunity and you either grab it and run with it or dig your heels in and stand your ground…

All things considered, moving down south has been better than I expected. We decided to simplify a number of things which helped, however, come September it’s going to be interesting time again and I just pray it sorts itself out before we get there!

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Toddler milk vs Cow milk for a 1 year old

I was so looking forward to switching to cow’s milk when Junior turned 1! I won’t have to worry about buying formulae and we’d just carry on using the family milk – we would have to switch to full fat whole milk of course, because of him, but I wasn’t complaining about that!

Now, all my dreams have been shattered…

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