Mums & Tots: Tips for dealing with toddler tantrums

We’ve all been there. In the middle of the supermarket, down the cereal aisle, when your toddler takes fancy to the big box with the alien on it. It’s happened before and that time you caved in, only to get it home and find out they hated the cereal. So this time you tell them…

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Mums & Tots: Tips for getting organised at home

I don’t know about you but mess stresses me out. Mountains of toys, clothes and dishes seem to be never-ending and nobody but me seems to notice it.  I once went on a mini-strike and refused to put the used toilet roll tubes in the bin. Do you know what happened? After a good week or…

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Mums & Tots: Coping when your child starts nursery

Walking back down the path I had a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.  What if she cried the whole day? What if she wondered where I was? It took all my strength to keep on walking, to walk out of the gate and drive myself home.  But while I sat at…

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Mums & Tots: How to find your mum village

I massively underestimated how much I would need mum friends when I first became a mother. I already had friends, I had family, I thought that was enough – why would I need a whole new set of friends? It would take me a good year or so to realise how wrong I was.  Turn…

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Mums & Tots: How to pick yourself up after having a baby

“Ah I remember those days” she said.  I looked up blankly at the lady standing staring at me in the queue as I waited for my coffee. Grabbing a rare 5 minutes before I had to make the dash to the school, I’d taken myself into the nearest cafe and ordered the largest coffee they…

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Mums & Tots Round-up: Best story books for toddlers

Reading is the foundation of all learning. The most important skill a child will ever learn. It all starts with being read to as a baby, sharing the colourful pictures and filling their little brains with the magic of stories. It may seem silly at first but as a teacher, I can tell you that…

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