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Quiet Moments

We are on the cusp of one of our busiest times at work. Reports are being written, assessments are being done and others are being marked, and there is the never ending task of writing programs.  Of course, children often pick your busiest times to be sick. This week it’s been my son. My husband… Read more »

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We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Sometimes I need to escape the world with a good book…. and it’s been one of those weeks. So I thought this week I’d share a book with you that I’ve been reading. We Never Asked For Wings is written by New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers. I haven’t read The… Read more »

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What happens when you’re ill, but so are your children?

So you have a cold. What does your doctor say? Stay at home. Get some rest. What a joke. Did he notice the two sick children you have with you? This was my dilemma last week. Both my children and I were struck down with colds at the same time. My husband, he had a milder… Read more »

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Who knew? I’m a radio star!

Ok, let’s get one thing straight, I love being a parent… But there are certain things that I miss, now I’m a parent. Going to the toilet BY MYSELF would be high on my list, so would be being able to finish my cup of tea while it’s still hot. Another big one is being… Read more »

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One of those days… (read if you need a laugh)

Let’s face it, as much as we try to look like we’ve got it together, there are always those days which bring us back to reality. Yesterday was one of those days for me. It all started at 1am when my son decided he wouldn’t sleep for more than two hours in a row and… Read more »

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Re-inventing Homework: For Parents and Teachers

School has gone back… and so the homework battle begins. But this is not your typical homework post. I am not going to argue the merits for and against homework. Instead I’m going to shift the discussion. Early on in my teaching career, I cottoned on to a good thing. I set videos as homework. After… Read more »

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Chores & Children: The what, how and why.

A few weeks ago I was visiting a friend and the topic of chores came up. She wanted to know if my children did chores. Keep in mind, my son is 18months and my daughter has just turned 3. I replied, “Of course.” See, I hadn’t ever thought that children wouldn’t do chores. When I… Read more »

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Buying for Baby: Where I Wasted My Money & What I Invested Well In

Where I Could’ve Saved My Money I hesitate writing this because it could cause me a lot of grief with my husband (he is the budget person in our house). Oh, and this isn’t a sponsored post – just my honest reflections. The Cot When we were buying things for our first child, we identified three… Read more »