As my daughters loving ran in before 5am to wake me up, I chanted to myself – two more Mondays left. Yes, the school year is coming to a close and it’s with mixed emotions we parents stare down the barrel of the 6 week long holiday. As you drag yourself to the school gate, everywhere there are signs that the school holidays well and truly are coming. Their school uniform is grubby/too small/faded. With just two weeks left, that white top that is now becoming a crop top and is a fetching shade of grey will just have to…

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If you follow me on social media, you will know that last week was a big week – the girls had their school taster induction week. It was made up of two half day sessions and two full day sessions, ahead of them starting full time in September. They already do daily afternoon sessions in the nursery which are three hours long so I knew Monday and Tuesday half day sessions would go without a hitch. It was lovely as my husband was here on Monday so it felt less daunting dropping them off in their little uniforms which they…

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It has been a flipping big week here this week; my girls have had their school induction! They did two mornings and then Thursday and today they have been from 9am until 3.15pm. I think we are going to have two very tired ladies this weekend. I’ve been getting to grips with all the information about the girls starting school in September. Charlie is now in the Juniors part of the school so it’s all very different to the Infants part; I really do feel like a new parent again. Not only that, but the minefield that is girls uniform.…

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It seems that every few months there are new crazes that capture our kids attentions. With fidget spinners dying down, step forward  MOKURU. This is the latest craze coming from Japan. It is a small handheld wooden toy which designed to is test out the dexterity of fast fingered flippers everywhere. MOKURU is small enough to stick in your pocket and provide fun wherever you go. So how does it work? I have to admit when it arrived, I was a tad flummoxed as it looked like a stick. I had no idea how to use it, but I checked out the YouTube…

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I never imagined I would ever have a daughter, let alone two at once. I am from a family filled with women which made Charlie a huge shock when I found out I was having a boy. I was convinced from then on in I would have boys, but as we all know that wasn’t the case. My family is filled with pretty amazing women. I am lucky to also have some amazing friends who astound me in their strength, courage and love they give. It’s easy to see inspirational women as ones that have changed the world, but sometimes…

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Today marks the start of my twin daughters school induction week. I can’t quite believe I am writing that as they don’t seem old enough to be going, but hey ho it really is happening. Every school seems to do induction weeks differently, but the girls are following the same induction week school schedule Charlie did four years ago. I am going to try to put my emotions aside for this post, as we all know what a blubbering mess I am inside at the prospect of my baby girls heading off to full time school in September. Our induction week goes like…

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Do we all think the summer has been and gone? We had a mini heatwave and now lashing rain. July is supposed to be the start of the summer but it’s not looking promising is it?! June saw my babies turn four and we had a glorious BBQ with all their friends round for a BBQ. They all played on the new trampoline and in the paddling pool and didn’t leave til gone 7pm – it was fabulous. I always love June but it always makes me realise we are halfway through the year (and only half the year left…

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