PLYT Review : A New Board Game To Help With Maths!

As regular readers of this blog will know, I decided this year to homeschool Little Miss in order to help fill in some of the huge gaps in her learning.  I hadn’t anticipated this would be any different from teaching…

Dear Santa: Love From The Newby Tribe

Dear Santa We hope you, Rudolph and all the reindeer are well and that the stress of getting everything ready for Christmas isn’t too much.  The children have been loving learning Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer this year and particularly…

Choosing A Primary School : Does Ofsted’s Opinion Matter?

At this time of year, thousands upon thousands of parents across the country are choosing a primary school for their child for next September.  There have been on going conversations across dinner tables thrashing out nearest schools versus schools with after school…

Adoption : There Are Always Two Sides To The Story

Recently I have become increasingly concerned with posts I have been seeing on Social Media with regards to adoption. I am so aware, having adopted children, that there are always two sides to a story, and that each story can…

4 Things That Confuse Me About Social Media

Sometimes, I feel so old! I know I’m only 38 but I swear, life is running away faster than ever and I am so confused by so much! Today, I woke up with a determination to get things on social…

Wonderful Winter At Waddesdon Manor

Several years ago when it was just the two of us, we visited a Christmas Fair held at Waddesdon Manor, and fell in love with the house and grounds.  So, when we started talking about where to visit with the children…

Dear Teacher: Please Consider The Walk Of Shame

Dear Teacher, I know that you are only doing your job.  And believe me, I know how stressful it can be.  Day in day out, what you really want to be doing is to spend your time teaching, but instead…