Back to School: Start-Rites Toughest Ever School Shoes

It only seems like a few weeks ago I was buying everything from Athena’s uniform list for starting primary school, and suddenly here we are a just over a year later (because I am not half as organised this year as last!) checking what fits and re-purchasing things she’s outgrown. The list of things that need replacing is long… her…

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The end of Reception

So she’s just gone off for her last day in Reception class, as a ‘butterfly’ which is her class name. And as saccharine as it sounds she really has developed and spread her wings this year, much like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon. She started off as a 4 year old, hardly knew her letters, didn’t write anything but…

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Why I’m not sad about my kid starting school- AT ALL!

All I’ve seen these past weeks on social media is people getting upset about their kid starting school for the first time. Endless posts about new shoes, sports kits, dry runs of the journey to school and at first it made me worry that I’m not normal. I don’t feel at all sad about Athena starting school. Far from it!…

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Preparing for Primary School – Useful Products

In about six weeks time my tiny girl will be heading off to Primary School. Well, I say tiny but she’s actually pretty tall but she did only turn four last month! We are both really looking forward to it, for different reasons though! I am looking forward to having a solid structured week, and she is looking forward to…

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