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Lockdown Wins

Lockdown Wins

The CoronaVirus pandemic has been something that many will never experience. It’s something that our children will be telling their grandchildren about. Their grandchildren will learn about at school and talking about how when Grandma Becka had Covid 19! Lockdown 2 was dominated by this and being apart from the kids. With school still open it’s a little different to Lockdown 1 and that’s the one I was to reflect on. It doesn’t bare thinking about the tragedies of the…

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Beauty Pie Review

Beauty Pie Review

When I became single, I realised that I wasn’t going to get a “big” present at Christmas or for my birthday so decided to treat myself to a monthly subscription as a treat. My membership for Beauty Pie was born after a few of the people on my Instagram were showing off their “Pie Day”. I figured I’d try it out for a few months and see what I thought. Six months on and there is no going back! So without…

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The Thoughts Of A Newly Single Mother

The Thoughts Of A Newly Single Mother

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably have seen that I separated from my husband at the beginning of the year. It’s now six months on and I thought I’d write down a little of what’s gone through my head during my new single mum life.

ToucanBox

ToucanBox

ToucanBox – “Unleashing your creativity, one box at a time.” The ToucanBox is a monthly subscription to encourage crafting, creativity and learning for children aged 3-8 years old. Inside each ToucanBox is a magazine packed with STEAM inspired activities including puzzles, games, experiences, recipes and lots more. There are also two craft projects including all inspiration, material and easy to follow instructions.

Separation – How To Tell Your Children

Separation – How To Tell Your Children

It’s been five months since my husband and I separated. This is probably the first post I’ve written on the topic. I do have other posts that I wrote in the days and weeks following it. However, it’s not time to share them yet. I think for most parents, the most worrying aspect of this situation is telling the kids you are separating. I’m no expert but I have been through it recently. Like with most of my blog posts,…

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Returning to School after CoronaVirus

Returning to School after CoronaVirus

At the beginning of June, Lucas returned to school after nine weeks following the global pandemic. When it was announced that reception, Year 1 and Year 6 would have the opportunity to attend school again, I battled with my conscience. Would Lucas be returning to school after CoronaVirus?It definitely wasn’t a quick decision.

Wakefield Walks

Wakefield Walks

The Corona Virus is something that will be making history. Our children will tell their grandchildren about the time that the country stopped, parents stayed home and we spent a lot of time playing and making memories. In times like this, you have to try and see the positives. I’m actually making a list of achievements in lockdown but that’s for another post. Today it’s walks for children in Wakefield! I wanted to share my appreciation for the area we…

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Lockdown Activities for Year 1

Lockdown Activities for Year 1

Social media is awash with ideas for keeping the little ones entertained during the Coronavirus lockdown. The more ideas the better in my opinion!  In my blog post “Lockdown Lessons” I said that planning a few tasks a day helped me. Therefore, I thought I’d share some of the more popular activities for Year 1 I’ve had Lucas doing over the last fortnight… Biology – What Am I Made Of? I’ve had a big roll of plain paper that I…

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Lockdown Lessons

Lockdown Lessons

It’s Saturday 4th April and we should be starting the Easter Holidays today. We should be looking forward to two weeks of fun. A surprise trip to Disney On Ice on Easter Sunday included. Instead, we are two weeks into lockdown because of Covid 19.  The kids have already been home from school for two weeks due to the outbreak of Covid 19. We are not sure when they will return. The media is filled with information, not all of…

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