Writing this title almost seemed a bit crazy, as we still have over three weeks left of the summer holidays and no one wants to wish it away. The reality however is I do not want to be stressing about uniform and shoes on the weekend before they go back to school. Therefore I thought I would get organised and also share my 5 top tips for getting ready for back to school. Buy enough uniform so that you only need to wash it once a week – I make sure all the kids have five sets of everything just…

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Today is Friday. The last day of the week, and the last day of the Summer term. I’m sure the summer term gets longer and busier every year. There are sports days, trips, fundraisers and a million and one other things to fit in, and quite honestly both me and the kids are DONE! This last week has been a struggle – getting up in the morning and getting out the house. There has been more shouting and cursing under my breath this week than the whole school year put together. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the…

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As a child I was lucky to have a very hands on Dad – he worked hard to give us everything but he was always there for weekends and every spare second he had – he still is, although these days it is more for leaking taps and car brake emergencies (true story). I am so lucky that Ell is also a very hands on dad to our children – like my dad he works so hard to provide for our family and yet is always there for every parents evening, sports day and everytiume a little person cries out…

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I know I’ve said this a million times before, and I will say it again. My kids are clumsy. Izzie was never a climber, but she managed to trip and fall or bump on a daily basis (although it has got better as she’s got older). The boys are a whole other level of clumsy. They scrabble, and they climb as a result bump. Mason, who has just turned 2 is notorious for being able to scale things with the ability of a baby monkey. In the last few months he has climbed out of his cot more times than…

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*This post is an entry for the BritMums #PrezzoLaFamiglia Challenge, sponsored by Prezzo* No matter how hard I’ve tried with my kids, they aren’t the best at mealtimes. We’ve always made them sit to the table from weaning age onwards, but they seem to fidget so much, and find any excuse not to eat what I’ve cooked for them. I feel bad saying this, but for this reason, we often avoid taking them for meals out, as it usually ends in tears (mine) and fighting (them). They can never agree what they want to eat, and whatever one has, the…

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