Tomorrow signals the end of an era; after eight and a half years there will officially be no children at home anymore. You’d think after a very long summer holiday I would be jumping for joy – but I am a reception year parent. There’s only tears here! You see, the girls were born in the June when Charlie started school in the September. It was a crazy time with tiny newborn twins coupled with the fact my Mom had been diagnosed with cancer a few weeks before, so Charlie’s first day at school was somewhat overshadowed. Since Charlie started…

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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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I had the moment all Parents dread on last week. You know the one, where you are standing waiting to pick up your kid and the teacher makes a beeline for you. It’s never good when they leave the classroom to collar you. I was hoping it may be telling me a funny little anecdote, but sadly it wasn’t. P1 had been naughty. Pretty damn naughty. She had hit a boy who is over a year older than her. My face dropped as I listened to the teacher say the word “whack” about four times and my face turned a fetching…

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It is Sports Day next week and for the first time, all three of my children will be taking part. Charlie has moved over to the Juniors so things are done a little different as they do it in smaller groups. The girls are at nursery so will only take part in one running race and then spend the afternoon watching the rest of the children. One little race – how cute will that be. Except, it’s going to be all out WAR. My littlest lady is incredibly competitive and I am worried that we are going to have a…

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I read back the post I wrote when my girls turned three, so I felt it was fitting to write one this year. Girls, on your fourth birthday I can’t believe we are here. Now you are four, life is about to crank up a notch. This past year, dare I say, has been easier. Being twins has really come into its own and you absolutely love playing together. Aided by the confidence you’ve picked up after nine months at nursery, you have strengthened your bond and become best buddies. This is not to say that you have isolated yourselves.…

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When we found out we were expecting identical twins, I had visions of little darlings skipping off holding hands, cuddling, kissing wearing matching clothes looking exactly the same. The reality is somewhat different; we still have the holding hands, kissing and cuddling but we also have brutal brawls, endless bickering, tears, tantrums and some serious attitude. Welcome to the real life of identical twins. Social media reinforces this stereotypes that identical twins have this magical inseparable bond with magical superhuman powers where they can read each others minds, or feel each others pain. In reality? My experience of identical twins has…

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Today like many other parents, I woke with a sense of excitement and worry all mixed today then just slop in a big old dollop of nostalgia – yep, you guessed right, it is school admissions day. The last few years I have watched these days unfold on social media and share in happiness as friends got allocated their top choices, and worry with friends who’ve had to appeal. It just didn’t seem possible that this day would come for us. Yet it has. Far too quickly. I’ve done this process before. I’ve experienced first uniform shopping trips, picking out the all important…

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