Encouraging early readers and writers through happy mail

  The other week Little Button (year 1) came home all fired up from school, completely jelly-bean keen to practice her typing and google search skills on our Mac. We are indeed a family obsessed with tech and gadgets, so this in itself wouldn’t be surprising at all. *Thinks back to the time she decided to print a billion different LOL Surprise colouring pages out. By herself. While I was…

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7 silly bedtime story mistakes that parents make

  We’ve all been there, done that and got the t shirt when it comes to making silly bedtime story mistakes. Some more than others *coughs, Beta parent, but it’s very easily done right? Hell has no fury like an over tired tot, and sometimes out of sheer fright we get backed into a corner and stuff like this happens.       7 silly bedtime story mistakes that parents…

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My Sunday Photo – A life without dreams

    A life without dreams, is like a cake without sprinkles.      

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Brilliant top tips to help your child with their weekly spelling tests

  You may already know that we are NOT having the best of times when it comes to the dreaded Monday morning spelling test. 2 weeks in a row it’s been blinking awful. And twice I have left the house for work, and had to come running back again because of the upset it’s caused. If anything, I really wish the word ‘test’ could be taken away, as well as…

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Rhyming like no one is watching for #NationalPoetryDay

  It’s National Poetry Day today! Which can only mean one thing. The blogoshere is going to be heaving with all sorts of brilliant poetry, rhyme and lyrical offerings. I love poetry. It seems to have a way of taking a meaning to a whole new level and intensifying it in every sense of the word. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in uncontrollable laughter, mortified shock…

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5 date ideas for when you don’t have a babysitter – #NationalBoyfriendDay

    When was the last time you went on a date with your other half? It’s a tough one isn’t it? Because if, by stroke of luck you manage to get a babysitter, there’s that whole guilty feeling hanging over your head for going somewhere without them (which really shouldn’t be there) plus the big cost involved. Unless, you have been lucky enough to lasso a family member in…

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Boobs #BreastCancerAwareness

    This weekend I made a bit of a boob of myself.   Ok.   A big boob of myself if I’m completely honest.   The last 3 weeks have been super intense for us and I’ve been rushing about non-stop. Now. That’s not really a proper excuse, but I don’t feel like my feet have touched the ground, generally speaking. And that’s sort of what happened on Saturday.…

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