The Year Five journey begins

The Year Five journey begins

I’ve taken time off from the blog over the last few weeks to spend every free moment with my son when I haven’t been working, so it’s been a bit quiet in this little space.  The end of the school holidays came along way too fast for us and I wasn’t really prepared for this…Continue reading The Year Five journey begins

A roller coaster week of parenting

A roller coaster week of parenting

Life is never dull with my now nine-year old son.  There are highs and lows, as I guess there are with all kids.  At this time of year he’s generally just shattered and over excited with his birthday and then the whole idea of Christmas.  It’s not always easy to keep up with his emotions…Continue reading A roller coaster week of parenting

Now you are nine

Now you are nine

I say this every year, but where has the time gone?  Now you are nine my son, and it only seems five minutes ago that I first became your Mummy. We’ve both had a lot to learn over the last nine years, we’ve both made mistakes, but I think we’ve found a way through parenthood…Continue reading Now you are nine

Sporting a new hair cut without any dramas

Sporting a new hair cut without any dramas

Having written about our steps forward on the reading journey I thought it might be worth sharing our hair cut adventures over the years.  My son actually asked to go to the barbers last week to have his hair cut, that’s amazing enough on its own.  But as I sat and watched him talking to…Continue reading Sporting a new hair cut without any dramas

An update on my reluctant reader

An update on my reluctant reader

Whenever I look at the recommended reading list from school for a child in Year Four, if I’m honest, I just want to cry.  I feel defeated as a parent, and as a book lover.  I just haven’t been able to visualise my nearly nine-year old son ever getting to the point where he’ll be…Continue reading An update on my reluctant reader

Bringing books to life with BookTrust Time to Read

Bringing books to life with BookTrust Time to Read #TimetoRead

I’ve been an avid bookworm for as long as I can remember.  I just can’t imagine a world without books playing a dominant role.  It’s a passion that I’ve been trying to pass on to my son since he was a baby.  He’s always been surrounded by books and I’ve read to him since he…Continue reading Bringing books to life with BookTrust Time to Read #TimetoRead