A summer of SEND

The summer is over.  The kids are back at school, but for many SEND families, the summer has been a stressful time.  Usually I claim we’ve had a good holiday.  Perhaps it’s because as a family we are now managing to go away and find solutions for some of the challenges we face, during non-term time.…

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Dads: Summer holidays – pleasure or pain?

The holidays are over and the kids are back to school. Six weeks: the blink of an eye to some parents, an eternity to others. Summer days, drifting away. Yes, I’m quoting song lyrics from Grease. (What’s that I hear you say? Tell me more, tell me more? Okay, okay, I’ll stop now.) When you’re…

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Bumps & Babies: Weaning

I cannot believe that my baby is almost six months old! Where has the time gone? In the blink of an eye, we are here and it is time to start thinking about weaning. I remember when my eldest daughter started weaning. I was terrified. Terrified to feed her the wrong things and even more…

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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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Nature, nurture & silencing competitive mum

Hello, and thank you for having me as the new Britmums Current Affairs editor. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and getting to know you better – drop me a note and say hello! So, here we are in September, and all of the ‘back to school’ chat of recent weeks – in the…

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Teens & Tweens: New Chapters

So, here we are at the end of the summer holidays already. Big changes are afoot for our tweens and teens. Perhaps you have a transition to high school on the horizon or that dreaded move to university? Tissues at the ready! Meanwhile, Mums and Dads are forging a new life as their kids need…

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