STOP MICRO-MANAGING THE LEGO CARDS!

    This is CRAZY! When did this become the norm? Why are we now completing the kids’ collection albums for them?!! There are posts all over social media about who needs which Lego card, who can swap which card for which, how far people will drive to collect the remaining cards they need and e…

What Jeremy Showed Me About Being a Blogger

I know he looks like a Geography supply teacher. I like Geography supply teachers. I have been around them in staffrooms for years now and they are generally good people. I don’t always read social situations well, I have limited verbal filters and I make clumsy mistakes. There is a strong seam of Asperger’s running through my surname…

Half Term

First Weekend – Bliss Just ‘Mum’, stopped being ‘Miss’ Going away? No.  Me neither. Just having a breather A chance to clean Living the dream! Not going far Must fix the car MUST wash the sheets Plan a few treats Better get to the bank Get some fuel in the tank Has it been payday? Account…

Stop Moaning About Spinners. 5 Reasons Why This Teacher Likes Them.

  I don’t think there can be a single human left in the country who isn’t aware of fidget spinners, the huge number of children buying them, and the growing number of schools banning them. There are national newspapers and teaching union websites devoting half pages to the subject of spinners. Children are walking around town centres flicking…

New Relationship. Same Partner.

I think it’s possible. But you have to have REALLY felt the pain. Both of you.  It breaks you and you have to rebuild yourself.   Then you can meet on the same level. Which is key. No one stronger. Or more in control.   And then it’s not like it was before. It’s far better. But not just because…

The 5 Best Times to Ignore Your Child

  Neglect  nɪˈɡlɛkt/ verb  fail to care for properly.   synonyms: fail to look after, fail to care for, fail to provide for, leave alone, abandon I want to make it clear that at no point in this post am I talking about neglect. There is no excuse for neglect and nothing but suffering can be born of it….

Why Are my Children so Bloody Horrible to Each Other?

  I was one of those parents who tried so hard to pretend that they’re not that fussed about the new baby being a girl when they already have a son. I tried to look breezy about it in the hope that anyone with any other combination that wasn’t as perfectly perfect as mine would…

That Green-Eyed Monster: Being Jealous of Your Friends.

I actually thought that I was over feeling jealous of things. I felt that in my early forties I have become wise enough and cool enough to be free from thinking that stuff matters. I have had stuff and lost stuff and I’m still here. As a child, and coming from a very large family, I did…

How’s it Been, Going Full Time Again? Errr, Easier….

  I was dreading going back full time. I didn’t know how on Earth I’d get everything done. I would fail at both parts of my life. I’ve been back full time teaching for a few weeks now. Gone are the afternoons when I could leave school at 2pm. Gone is my Friday Blog Day (you…