Sitting back for the SATs

The much talked about SATs will take place across the country this week for our Year 6 children. Never out of the news, and the subject of much debate, I do wonder what job, as parents, we should have played here.  And what qualifies any of us to have an answer to...

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goHenry, Go! : Saving The Bank of Mum and Dad

Following my recent Bank of Tween post, I expressed our interest in debit card facilities for the 10+ age group to address the growing financial needs of the Not Just the 3 of Us family.  I also mentioned that I had my eye on what the goHenry card had to offer.    ...

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Has the Devil Walked Through the Door? 

You will know exactly where I am going with this post lovely people. I am assuming that my artwork is of sufficient standard as to give a little heads up as to what lies ahead. There is therapy in art - right?   The phone is landing.   So here we all are and we...

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What Is This ‘Perfick’ Of Which We Speak?

  So what is this perfect life of which we speak? My perfect, your perfect, how do we define 'perfick'? I am really interested to understand peoples thoughts around this. When I hear comments about other peoples pictures and a 'perceived' perfection, I have to say it...

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Has Mary Berry Lost Her Cherry?

Mary, Mary, how contrary!  What were you thinking of? Of course, it's highly likely that Mary Berry's recent comment may have been blown out of all proportion as is often the way with these things. But, even so - really Mary? There must have been some sniff of a truth...

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The Bank of Tween

There is nothing like a half-term with a tween to remind you that it's time to get a 'Pocket Money Agreement' into place. This half-term, as the pounds flew from my purse, I realised that there needed to be a little bit of a tweak to our existing arrangements.  The...

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Our Top 10 of The First 10 Years

With another half term approaching  and one of the last few for us in primary school, I've been reflecting back on some of our top days out and holidays up to the tender age of 10. When I look back, we have done some fabulous things.  We do love a trip in this...

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A Personalised Bauble Is Not Just for Valentine’s Day

A personalised Bauble is not just for Valentine's Day.  Nor Christmas. In fact, I don't think we even need a reason to send one of these delightful Bauble's - do we?         I saw these Baubles on Instagram and I thought how lovely to have some made for my two 'loves'...

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Knowing When It’s ‘OK’ Not To Know

Something occurred to me recently that really helped me to understand the defensive behaviour around homework that we were seeing from the Tween. And that is whether we tell our children often enough that 'it's ok not to know'?  That it's not wrong or shameful. In...

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Parenting Our Way Through Independence

A big theme of this year for us is independence.  And parenting our way through it.     Having given almost 11 years to the parenting service, we will now be stepping into the next zone.  The next ten years.  The time of which we are warned.  And as if the parenting...

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