I need to stop saying yes!

Do you ever say yes to something and then get the fear because you don’t quite know what you’ve said yes to? That’s what I did yesterday at the end of a school volunteers meeting, they have these to run through health and safety, confidentiality and safeguarding, that kind of stuff, but at the end […]

Bad news from sports day

I’m absolutely gutted at the news I’ve just heard in the school playground at pickup time, there will be no parents race at sports day! What! I’ve been training for this for five years, ever since she was born, I’ve got spikes and starting blocks and I’m ready for that gold medal. Yes for the […]

Is it about the winning or the taking part?

I like running, good for the body, good for the mind and all that, but I’m having to take it more seriously now. I may not know an exact date, but I know there’s a good chance that my kids sports day will come up in the next few weeks and I want to be […]

Excuses, excuses

Some excuses sound way too ridiculous to be true, like this. My mate missed her daughter’s parents evening because…..wait for it….she didn’t turn over her calendar. The appointment had been made for the 2nd of the month but got forgotten because it wasn’t on the front page of the wall diary! Haha imagine trying to […]

Parents evening makes me feel fat

Parents evening makes me feel fat! Is there anyone in the world who can sit on those tiny little kiddie chairs without their bum spilling over the sides??? Or are you like me, just chuffed if you can get one cheek on there? Haha

Night before school tearjerker

*tearjerker It’s the night before my little one starts school for the first time and I’m putting her to bed. I’ve been on the verge of tears for about 48 hours now and can feel myself well up just at Corrie like it’s the end of Titanic, but I’m actually holding it down. So I […]

Arrrggghhh it's a home visit from school

I’m currently sat here waiting for my home visit from the school teachers from my little girls first class in infant school. Why are they coming? Is it to see how tidy my house is? Is it to check out how big my tele is, or how many cakes I have in the cupboard. I’ve […]