Entries by Zoe Hanson

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Are you worried about how much schooling has been missed?

After struggling to do home school with my daughter, I wanted/needed something to take the pressure off and help her to learn. After a nervous shy start she’s now well into it. The programme coving English and maths is intelligent and changes as you go along, working out where the gaps are in learning, how […]

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Fun in the forest at New Park Manor

As soon as we stepped through the door of New Park Manor I felt my shoulders relax.They have such a laid back, nothing is too much trouble, attitude that it makes you feel great immediately. After petting the beagle puppy in reception, which my daughter is convinced was brought in specially, we were taken to our room, Susan. Yes, all the […]

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Fathers Day, where’s my Father?

Father’s Day, so how’d you get past that one when she’s never even met him? He’s never said her name, bought her a birthday present or picked her up when she fell. It’s probably the only conversation she starts that I don’t really know where it’s going to finish. She asked me once who I’d […]

Are you jealous too?

I’m jealous, jealous of the people that have their kids going back to school. It’s not that I don’t want to home school her until September, that’s when I think she’ll go, but more that she’s had enough. Had enough of me trying to be a teacher when I’m not, had enough of trying to […]

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Arrrrgggghhhh World Book Day!

Tomorrow is World book day, our school didn’t dress up last year and I felt like they missed out a bit, but now I’m thinking it was great cos it took all of the stress away. You know how it goes, the email comes out from the school , everyone goes crazy for a couple […]

But you’ve got this!

I know it feels like day 5 million and 22 of the summer holidays, but keep going, we’re halfway and you haven’t dropped the ball yet! Well done you! You’ve got this! Yes you may have taken them to the wrong childcare venue on the very first day (no? just me then) and you may […]

Should we really go to Disneyland???

After all your wonderful advice I’ve booked for us to go to Disneyland Paris, I’m so excited I could burst. My 6 year old on the other hand says she’s thrilled to be going to see Mickey and his mates, but the reaction at the car wash yesterday was something else. She literally screamed with […]

Disneyland dream or nightmare?

I’ve got lots of questions for you, Disneyland Paris, do you go for two nights or three nights? With three nights we get probably 3 1/2 days in the park but is that enough? I also wonder will she be able to go on everything, she’s only six and she’s pretty tiny for her age? […]

Would you back down?

I could’ve gone two ways the other evening when my 6 year old was in meltdown central, I could’ve given in but that may have opened the floodgates to a lifetime of pain for me. As it was I went through 2 1/2 hours of whingeing, screaming, stomping and so much door slamming I honestly […]

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Father’s day with no father

Father’s Day, so how’d you get past that one when she’s never even met him? He’s never said her name, bought her a birthday present or picked her up when she fell. It’s probably the only conversation she starts that I don’t really know where it’s going to finish. She asked me once who I’d […]