SATs Boycott What I Know

Tuesday’s SATs boycott is looming and I’ve been tormented into how I feel about using our children and local schools to make a point to the government. But this is what I do know. 1. Nearly all the protesters I’ve spoken to and the official Let Kids Be Kids group are completely supportive of their local class…

SATS Boycott – To Rebel Or Not To Rebel

SATS Boycott, to rebel or not to rebel, that is the question on every parents lips right now. Some are vehemently convinced that pulling their kids out of school is the only way to make our government listen. Others don’t disagree with the protest but don’t agree pulling the kids out of school will be…

No one plans a Sunday anyway, do they?

No one plans a Sunday anyway, do they? Mums do. Up by 8am latest, dressed by 9am, then kids and meals all delicately planned. Lazy Sundays are a dim and distant memory from LBK (Life Before Kids). Today I planned a lazy Sunday. And I got one in mum-terms. The kids got up and amused themselves happily…

Throw Back To A 1980s World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a phrase which strikes fear and dread into the hearts of some parents. The costume ‘one-upmanship’ and desperate bids to get the children to dress up as something other than a Disney character can be bloody exhausting. And the grandparents don’t get it because, luckily (and smugly), World Book Day…