About LuciHindmarsh

Luci McQuitty Hindmarsh is a mother, wife and writer- in that order. Honest. She is based in London and started her career in journalism before accidentally languishing in PR for too many years – it was the lashings of champagne wot done it. Motherhood allowed her to change track and get back to what she loves – writing. Luci has two blogs. Her personal blog, www.motherwifeme.com is about all things parenting, marriage and anything else that piques her interest. Her other blog, Ma Puce, is part her Ma Puce website, an online resource to help parents teach their babies, toddlers and young children French as a second language. www.mapucebilingual.co.uk Luci can regularly be found loitering with intent on Twitter as @motherwifeme and @mapucebilingual and also ventures onto Facebook.

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Survivor of child abuse and neglect as a child tells her story

Collette Elliot tells the story of her childhood in support of Action For Children Campaign to update the law on child neglect A review of the case of Daniel Pelka, the four year old boy starved and beaten to death by his mother and her partner, describes the little boy as having been ‘invisible at […]

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Help make the law on child neglect fit for purpose in the 21st century

A couple of weeks back I was stopped in my tracks – or by the tracks – as I read a very simple tube platform poster about Action For Children’s campaign to update the 80 year old law on child neglect. I was on my way to pick up my daughter from her lovely little […]

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Education Roundup: May the education force be with you

Hello and welcome to the May Education Roundup. I’ve been doing these Roundups for around a year now and have loved rummaging through a wonderful array of education related posts. But sadly for me this is my last Roundup, the demands of juggling my business and parenting have finally caught up with me! Thank you […]

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Education Round-up; Putting the heart into education…

…plus a little cookery, grammar and financial learning thrown in for good measure! Welcome to the March Education Roundup, which features posts on an array of education related topics. I am kicking off with a fabulous and thought provoking post from The Breakfast Lady on the recent news about cookery classes being re-introduced into schools […]

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Education Round-up: Listen up Mr Gove

I’m starting off this month’s education roundup with a rabble rousing post from Jade who blogs at Splogs. Jade is a teacher; she is also a woman from a working class background who, through the support and dedication of teachers in a system that allowed them to do their best for each individual child, went […]

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Education Round-up: Streaming sport, new beginnings & memories to treasure

  And so we enter into a new year and with it thoughts of new beginnings and resolutions. For many of us our thoughts turn to exercise, shaving off those Christmas pounds and getting fit. So, I am starting off with a thought provoking post from Sonya Cisco over at The Ramblings of a Formerly […]

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Makaton Christmas Signs, WOW Week & Spelling Posts

  Hello and welcome to the December Education Roundup, which is packed full of thought provoking posts about schools hiring proof readers, books written Scots dialect and how to stop yourself comparing your child to their peers. And talking of thought provoking, for many of us mums with preschool and primary school children, our thoughts […]

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Education Round-up: Makaton Christmas Signs and more

  Hello and welcome to the December Education Roundup. It’s packed full of thought-provoking posts about schools hiring proof readers, books written Scots dialect and how to stop comparing your child to their peers. And talking of thought provoking, for many of us mums with preschool and primary school children, our thoughts are currently turned […]

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Education Roundup: Home learning & pondering

Hello and welcome to this months Education Roundup. As the weather takes us deeper into autumn and the leaves come tumbling down, I thought I’d start off this month’s Roundup with a look at some learning through play activities that can be done in the home. I’ll kick off with this lovely post from Emma […]

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Education Round-up: Handprinted alphabets, lava lamps & rumours

  Hello and welcome to the October Education Roundup. It’s a real mix of a Roundup this month, with some great ideas on fun ways to do a little educating of your off-spring yourself, along with some musings and ponderings about education from a parent’s perspective. Check out Red Ted Art’s Handprint Alphabet, what a […]

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Blogging my way into business

  My name is Luci and you might know me through my blog mother.wife.me I’ve just launched a new business, a website called Ma Puce. It’s a French language-learning hub for parents of young children that brings together the best information and resources for teaching a child French as a second language. My aim in setting up […]

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Education Roundup: Pondering New Beginnings

  This month’s BritMums Education Roundup is more of a thinking post rather than a doing post, as it seems many of us blogging parents are in pensive mode when it comes to our children’s education this September. A month that signals new beginnings for thousands of parents and children around the country, as 4 […]

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Education Round-up: From A-Z & a other posts in between

It may be the school summer holidays, but some of us still have education firmly in mind and here’s some wonderful posts to prove it, starting with A for Alphabet… Boy Mama Teacher Mama has written a terrific post on how to help your child learn the alphabet. There are so many delightful suggestions that […]

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Education Round-up: From Olympic Home Ed Inspiration to Non-Competitive Sports Days

Hello and welcome to July’s BritMums Education Roundup. As the summer term (ha ha, what a misnomer) draws to a close, I thought I’d kick off the Roundup with a post from Michelle at Mummy Rates It about non-competitive sports days. I totally agree with her sentiments that taking away the competitive element means missing […]

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Education Round-Up: Reading, supporting & venting

Hello and welcome to June’s BritMums Education Round-Up. There’s a wide array of education related subjects being blogged about over the last month, here’s a selection that will give you good cause to settle down with a large cuppa and have a damned good read: There’s been a lot of blogging about reading and the […]

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Education Round-up: A gold star to all this month’s wonderful bloggers

Hello and welcome to the first Education Round Up. From here on in, the second Wednesday of every month will officially be known as Education Round Up Wednesday. No really, it will. For those who don’t know me – of which there will no doubt be many – my name is Luci and I blog […]

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Introducing the new Education Round Up

I’m fascinated by education and I love swapping ideas and views with other parents. Don’t get me wrong; I’m no Tiger Mom. I have no plans to hothouse my daughter and get her into Oxbridge by the time she’s 10. I don’t profess to be an expert either. But I do think that how and […]

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