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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Mums & Tots Round-up: Outdoor fun whatever the weather

Ok, so apparently the warm weather is about to arrive. I mean it has to come now, right? We’ve had enough of winter already!  One of the things I look forward to in April and May is the fact that I can throw open all of the windows and doors, let the fresh air in…

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Mums & Tots Round-up: Easter craft ideas for toddlers

There may be snow on the ground but spring is within touching distance now and Easter isn’t too far behind!  With Easter comes a whole opportunity to decorate the house and get into the spirit of things with crafts and egg hunts. I already have a few things planned but the blogging community is always…

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