A Completely Pointless Comparison Between Teaching and Parenting

comparison between teaching and parenting

I’m a primary-school teacher and also a parent. It always amuses me to think about all the similarities between the two, and the differences as well. So I thought I’d just, completely pointlessly, summarise them for you in a little comparison between teaching and parenting 🙂

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Happy New Year! A Little Life Update :D

Happy New Year

Well, hello there! It’s been a while! My blog has been somewhat neglected of late, mainly because I’ve been enjoying time with family over the Christmas break. As well as eating my body weight in cheese of course! Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR and all that. 2020 hey, and a brand new decade.

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Labelling Children Naughty

labelling children naughty

One thing I’ve noticed since the twigs started school, is that C in particular has been coming home and saying things like ‘so-and-so’s really naughty’ or ‘he’s a naughty boy.’ In other words, labelling other children as naughty. Not in a nasty way, more in just a factual way really. It seems to be something lots of the other children do and they all talk about. But I just have a bit of a problem with labelling children in this way.

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Living Arrows 42/52 {2019}

Living Arrows

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Kahlil Gibran

Helloooo! This is my first time joining in with the Living Arrows project, created by Donna from What the Redhead Said 😊 The project is about celebrating childhood, so each week you post a photo of your little ones that captures a special moment.

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Our Autumn To-Do List

autumn to-do list

Helloooo! So I don’t usually tend to go in for these sort of seasonal checklist-type things. However, now that the twiglets are at school, I feel like our time together is really precious and I want to make the most of it. That’s not to say I will be putting loads of pressure on us all to get out and do stuff every single possible minute we can. The twigs are super tired from school and need lots of downtime. But I just have a few ideas of some things I’d like to do over autumn if we can, so I thought I’d share them. Here is our Autumn To-Do List:

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Feeling Lost When Your Children Start School

feeling lost when children started school

I’ve been feeling a bit lost recently – well, since the twiglets started school really. I haven’t been able to put my finger on exactly why. It’s like there’s something niggling at the back of my mind but I can’t quite manage to bring it to the forefront so I can work out what it actually is. The other evening I was feeling this way and suddenly found myself saying to the husband: ‘There’s just no point to me anymore.’ I didn’t even really know what I meant – it just came out.

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When Your Child Prefers Your Partner To You

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This is kind of a hard post to write… But I’ve seen so many posts recently from mums who are struggling with their little ones only wanting them, and not wanting to be with their other half. Now I totally get the whole feeling of being touched out and having your personal space invaded by small people allllllll day. So I get that it would be really hard to be the one solely in demand all the time, and not be able to hand over the reins to someone else for a bit. But what about if it’s the other way round? How do you cope when your child prefers your partner to you?

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First Week of School – A Little Update

first week of school

Helloooo! So the twiglets’ first week of school is already done and dusted! Mornings only, but they’re moving to full days this week. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster so far! (If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know that!) So I thought I’d just write a little update on how it’s going and how they’re settling in.

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