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How we are coping with lockdown 3 and helpful tips

How we are coping with lockdown 3 and helpful tips

January 2021 and that dreaded news hits our ears: "schools are closing to all students". I can deal with all other restrictions but closing the schools to the children just breaks my heart. They were so sad, Isla cried herself to sleep and just knowing how much they will miss their friends and routine. I thought I would write down my feelings during lockdown 3 and some helpful tips on what we are doing to overcome some of these feelings. VIEW the POST

Things I need for lockdown with school children

Things I need for lockdown with school children

Lockdown 3 is a lot different to the first lockdown. I know I am not the only one to think that. In the Spring it was bright, sunny, dry and getting out in the garden was easy. We also had lots of space to use for quiet office space, our conservatory for example. This time around we are all trying to use the same spaces and we are not getting out into the garden as much. We also do not have the luxury of being a pretend teacher this time as we have so much work to do! Here's what we need for lockdown with school children: VIEW the POST

Ways to make homeschooling UK more fun

When we talk of homeschooling, it doesn’t necessarily have to mean endless flashcards and workbooks. Remember that it’s a homeschool, so it doesn’t have to handle like a private or public school. Homeschool fun begins when you start to relax. If a thing is not working for you or your kids, it’s okay to change it. Here are some ways you can make homeschooling more fun for your kids. This is a post relating to homeschooling UK.

Enter to win this fantastic bundle of new SMASH lunchboxes

Enter to win this fantastic bundle of new SMASH lunchboxes

With Back to School (hopefully) around the corner I teamed up with SMASH to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this fab bundle of lunch bags and water bottles. They are fashionable, functional and affordable products that are perfect for the little ones this September. These are an exclusive range only available at Asda this August! VIEW the POST

We trusted that caretaker! He fooled us all.

We trusted that caretaker! He fooled us all.

On the 9th June 2020 we found out that the former caretaker at the children's first primary school had been charged with 21 offences in relation to children. I have not been able to write anything as I didn't want to hinder the court case, but today he was sentenced; he only got 5 years! No parent should have to go through this; the guilt, the anger, the disgust. He fooled us all. I am grateful I got to hug them tight throughout homeschooling, it comforted me for that period of time to know they were safe at home. VIEW the POST

Settling your children in a back to school routine

With the back to school photos covering social media; perfectly poised children and their perfectly ironed uniforms. It made me think about what we do to prepare for the back to school routine. It’s quite difficult going from little study to full on study and this year the kids have more homework than before. Different schools have different rules. A different routine.