What’s It Like When Your Firstborn Starts School? 

This time three years ago we thought that we were as ready as we could possibly be for our precious firstborn  starting school. We'd done all the stuff you're supposed to do, the stuff that's covered in the letter that you get from the school and in the back to school advertising campaigns. The uniforms … Continue reading What’s It Like When Your Firstborn Starts School? 

What's It Like When Your Firstborn Starts School? 

This time three years ago we thought that we were as ready as we could possibly be for our precious firstborn  starting school. We'd done all the stuff you're supposed to do, the stuff that's covered in the letter that you get from the school and in the back to school advertising campaigns. The uniforms … Continue reading What's It Like When Your Firstborn Starts School? 

The Ultimate Back-to-School Shopping Recommendations List

As back-to-school looms I find myself giving unsolicited advice about school supplies to anyone who will listen.  As is often the case, this advice tends to take the negative turn, with words like "crap" and "not worth a shite" cropping up. I call it cautionary advice, or helping others learn from my mistakes. So, to … Continue reading The Ultimate Back-to-School Shopping Recommendations List

Cool Enough for Big School

As I type there is a small boy dressed in stripy pyjamas bouncing around his bed upstairs. Every now and then he has an urgent request for parental intervention, or he drops something very loudly so that his daddy or I make the journey up the stairs to investigate. As I pass his room to … Continue reading Cool Enough for Big School

School Lunchbox Guide: A Little Vent And Some Hopefully Helpful Tips

It's back to school time, it has been since the week before the school holidays. The time of year where the food section of every magazine and newspaper is filled with lunchbox ideas. "Healthy back to school snacks" "variety in the lunchbox", "kids will love these healthy somethings". Lads, it's time for a reality check. … Continue reading School Lunchbox Guide: A Little Vent And Some Hopefully Helpful Tips

A Step By Step Guide to Getting Ready for Back to School

    1. Place booklists in a safe place in June. 2. Forget where the safe place was in July. Tear house apart to find one stuck to the fridge and the other in your handbag. 3. Realise four minutes later that you had taken photos of them in case you lost them. 4. Smugly … Continue reading A Step By Step Guide to Getting Ready for Back to School

Back to School Review and Giveaway: Bright Star Kids Labels School Kits

I know it feels like the school holidays only started but it's time to get the booklists out and get organised for the return already. My second boy is starting school this year so we are getting him all set. One of the tasks I despise most about the back to school prep is the … Continue reading Back to School Review and Giveaway: Bright Star Kids Labels School Kits