Do you have kid/s off to school for the first time this year and you wonder how you are going to get everyone out of the door on time? With a number of small ones at home, it can be tricky business making sure you leave the house not just on time, but calmly and making sure everyone has everything they need for their day. Over my 19 years of parenting I have learnt a lot. All of my kids are now in school with our eldest being at second year uni 2018.
Summer time is always filled with plenty of time playing board games at our house. Most of the games we play frequently are also games I played as a kid! It is funny how some games really do just stand the test of time and are played by generations. Number of players – Our version requires a minimum of 3 players but there is a newer version which has a special 2 player version. Maximum of 6 players. We recommend for – a game that the whole family can play.
Before I proceed with this post I want to recommend you read this post first – Why I don’t consider myself a parenting expert where I write amongst other things:I often share stories or tips about parenting both in my newsletters and on the blog, but not for one minute do I consider myself a parenting expert.
Along with the new school year, comes a batch of new school mums. I think that the first year of school for your first child, is just as big of a learning experience for mum as it is for the child! Here are my 7 tips for new school mums: https://buff.ly/2oFGyhz
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Selecting a term
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