Why I will be taking my children on holiday during term time

There’s been a lot of debate recently about taking children out of school during term time to go on holiday. Up until a few weeks ago, it wasn’t really something that crossed my mind. However when I started pricing up our annual holiday, I was genuinely shocked to see how much more expensive holidays were during half term. As this is the first year that our children are in full time school, it’s never been an issue before, but now that it is, I’ve found myself on the side of those who want to be able to take their children… [Read More]

Wearing the wrong school uniform can ruin your education!

Who would have thought that wearing the wrong school uniform can actually ruin your education? This isn’t something I was aware of until I read this article about how an 11 year old boy was sent out of his lesson after a teacher spotted that the boy had reflective strips on the back of his footwear. Apparently the reflective strips on the boys shoes interfere with his brain resulting in an inability to concentrate and learn. It also means that the boy is unable to function correctly. Who knew? Have you detected my sarcasm yet? After reading this article online,… [Read More]

What we’ve done this week!

I can’t believe that Christmas is over already! The girls are back in school. I’m back in work and life is continuing as normal again, even though my front room now resembles a toy shop and my bathroom a beauty store! I don’t tend to write posts about our week, but I thought this week I would. I guess it’s kind of one of my new years resolutions going in 2017, which is to write down one good thing that happens each week, put it into a jar, and then at the end of the year you can read about… [Read More]

My Heart is breaking. It’s tough being four 

Twins cuddling

I’ve just sat down after lying in bed with R.  She’s fast asleep now. Hopefully dreaming of all the things she loves. Half an hour ago though it was a completely different story. She was really upset. Crying. Inconsolable.  My words had no effect.  All I could do was hold her in my arms. Shush gently and tell her that I was here. Right next to her and that I wasn’t going anywhere. It’s come totally out of the the blue and I’m putting it down to tiredness.  God, I really hope it is just tiredness and not the start… [Read More]

The day you start school

To our beautiful girls, Next week, you’ll both take your first steps through the front door of a new chapter in your lives. We’ve talked a lot about ‘big school’, about your teachers and about all of the things you’ll learn. You’re both excited, but also a little nervous which is normal. I’m sure there’ll be a few tears on your first day from both of you, as well as from mummy and daddy. It’ll be hard for all of us. It’s a big change, not to be with one another 24/7. When you first started nursery one year ago,… [Read More]

Healthy School Snack Ideas

Our twin girls start full time school next week and I’m feeling a little uneasy about it. Previously in nursery, which is only two and a half hours, I haven’t had to think about food as the nursery provides the children with a healthy snack. Usually a crumpet, fruit or a wrap etc.  However, now that our girls are going into full time school, it’s something I need to think about. My husband and I have decided that the girls will have packed lunches. This is mainly for peace of mind, so that we know what they’re eating and how… [Read More]

Helping children transition from nursery to school

September 2016 is when our girls will enter full time school. I feel pretty sad about this. Mainly because they seem too little to be going into school full time, but also because I know the majority of their time will now be spent away from me and their daddy.  Of course, I know everyone has to have an education and I understand the importance of this, but a small, okay a big part of me, wishes that I could keep them home a little longer.  They’ve been going to nursery for two and a half hours a day for five days… [Read More]

Debenhams School Shoes & Uniform Review

Earlier this week, my husband and I attended a school induction for our twin girls. They’re currently in nursery two and a half hours a day, Monday-Friday. However, come September, they’ll be moving up into full time school. I like to be prepared when it comes to things such as their school uniforms so whilst we were at the induction, my husband and I took the opportunity to look at the uniforms in terms of sizes so that we could place an order for September. The uniform is the same as what the girls already wear, except they now have… [Read More]

Please stop growing up!

Our embryos

It seems like only yesterday when your daddy and I first stepped foot inside the IVF clinic where we were to witness first-hand the amazing of creation of life. Your lives.  We feel so very lucky that we actually saw you both as embryos. How many other parents can actually say that? We held hands when we saw you both as an embryos back inside my uterus and we knew we were witnessing something so amazing. Something that not many people ever get to see. The pregnancy went well. I had no side effects really to talk of. Just slight insomnia… [Read More]

What to do if your child doesn’t get into their chosen school

Last Monday was a pretty nerve-wracking day for me, along with numerous other mums and dads. It was the day that we would find out what primary school our children had got into. At the time of applying for the girls school place we actually lived on the same road as the school so I was pretty confident that the girls would get in.  Unfortunately we then found out that our landlord wanted to sell up leaving us in the difficult situation of finding a new home that was still within the catchment area. Thankfully, we were very lucky in… [Read More]