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Mike Wazowski and his work ethic

Gabriella (my 7 and half year old step-daughter) and I watched Monster’s University on Friday night. A girlie treat while dad was away and after Reuben had gone to bed. What a fun film! I just loved Monster’s Inc, it’s one of my favourite Pixar films, my favourite character being Mike Wazowski and after Monster’s […]

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Longer school hours: A parent vs teacher view

Well Mr Gove has ruffled a few feathers with his plans on reforming the British educational system. This will affect anyone with a child at school so BritMums asked a parent and a teacher to give their points of view. Helen Wills from Actually Mummy leads the discussion and Nikki Thomas from Stressy Mummy adds […]

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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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Help for Kids with Homework Anxiety

Melanie Kendry is a qualified teacher, she’s been teaching for years but that doesn’t prevent her from coaxing her own brood to do their homework. Here she shares her top tips on how to get the work done and stay sane! Want your child to scrunch up into a pumpkin sized ball under the kitchen […]

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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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Newbie Tuesday Round-up: What’s new?

I struggled for a theme this month. What is it that all parent bloggers are talking about right now? What is rocking our world? Unfettered, I went on a leisurely cruise of the newest blogs around and I found some real gems… As the parent of school-aged children I found myself nodding along fervently at […]

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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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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 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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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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Guest Post: 100 Word Challenge: Improving writing through blogging

Julia Skinner is a retired head teacher and set up 100 Word Challenge to encourage youngsters to write creatively, the scheme has really taken off and here she tells you more so you can propose it to your children’s school too…spread the word! As bloggers we’re passionate about writing. For many of us, that was […]

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Politics Round-up: The acrostic one

The BritMums round-up editors have been encouraged to get creative with their posts this month. I have taken that advice to heart *ahem* and done the politics round-up in the style of an acrostic poem. I hope you enjoy it. P is for Prime Minister: Here is a letter to David Cameron, from Mutterings of […]

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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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Politics Round-up: Yummy Mummies & O Levels

Hello you lovely peeps. It’s hard to believe that it is time for another politics round-up already! Where is our year going…? Normally I leave all the ranting and raving to you, but I’m in a bit of a pickle myself this month – having a political identity crisis – so do come and say […]

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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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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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