There have been plenty of signs in recent weeks that D has been working on something big, developmentally. It’s hard to not get frustrated with him when his behaviour is difficult or he is prone to outbursts or just seems to be endlessly tired. I have to work hard to…

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It will be no surprise to my regular readers that I am keen about encouraging a love of reading in my children and there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t find all three of them reading a book. We are at the stage of seeing D able…

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Our first term of home education has been going well, and I think we have settled into a nice rhythm in our day-day. Things are winding down now for us in terms of the formal ‘work’ but I have some plans for the new year and how we will tackle…

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Since having Daniel and Emma I have discovered a whole new world of children’s publishing. I have written so much already about the many beautiful and engaging books that we have and I was thrilled recently to be sent through some books from the team at Autumn Children’s Book &…

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Daniel loves to read and when I was in the final stages of Emma’s pregnancy Daniel was more than happy to bring me book after book after book to read. We read for hours each day. Emma is less impressed with reading and is quite reluctant to read at times.…

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