Showing posts with label parenting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parenting. Show all posts

Friday, 18 June 2021

Reasons why we love you, daddy

Hey readers,

As is Fathers day coming up I thought I would do a post for my husband who is an exceptional daddy, unlike my dad I won't go there, lol. 

Reasons why we love you, daddy.

You so chilled and don't follow any scedules.

You also stay calm and keep your togetherness whilst mummy is an emotional wreck.

You are really enthusiastic about reading the books at bedtime with different types of voices making it that extra special.

You are so anal and when you do something you put 100% into it. 

You think outside the box and have a creative flair in an organised manner which results in you having quirky ideas and you can bring them to life. 

You are hands-on and a maker and I can't wait for you to make our bunk beds they will be so bespoke!

You keep things simple where mummy struggles greatly with this making everything much more complicated than it needs to be.

Your always open and tell it as it is, a vagina is a vagina no messing about.

You never hideaway and the top lesson that you teach your children is truth whether that be about mental health (mummy's lol) or how the car works.

 Communication is very important for you and you want to pass that importance on to your children. 

You make your children feel calm knowing that you are a true and trusted caregiver in their life. You will protect them and always love them unconditionally.

You have a wicked sense of humour. 

You hold me high on your shoulders making me feel like a warrior.

You are not scared to cry or shamed and open to emotions.

Your the bedrock of this family and keep everything together.

Life is complete with you in our lives.

You accept me for who I am and don't put pressure on me but encourage my strengths. 

Happy Father's day. 

Cheers for reading X 

3 Little Buttons
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Monday, 14 June 2021

9 things that annoy me about being a school parent!

Hey readers,

As a parent, it can be lovely but also moments of pure irritation and there are few elements of being a school parent that is really annoying so below I have discussed them. 

9 things that annoy me about being a school parent!

1. Homework. 

Of course, homework had to be at the top. I think homework should be banned for primary school children, it is just constant work and trying to get kids motivated.

 Yes, some love it but my kids hate having to do something that is forced upon them. It is stressful for everyone and a lot of pressure for parents which could potentially cause conflict in the home. 

2. Paperwork. 

If homework isn't enough to deal with you always seem to have constant letters and paperwork to fill out. 

You also have to remember to do it and return it. I cannot trust my child to hand it in as it will be in the back when it gets home after school even though you have asked them to hand it in.

 So, trying to remember water bottles, getting kids out of the door, and safely to school have to remember to hand in that dame slip on time, grrrr!

3. Cash.

Ok, these pro-covid times but having to have cash, who has cash???? I only tend to have my money card. You need short change as well to pay for stuff such as tickets or raffles. 

Normally it is at the end of the day where you completely forget to go to the cashpoint before picking up your darling children. 

4. Other parents.

Do I need to say anymore! Jokes though serious I don't understand playground dynamics, can't really be arsed with cliques. 

I just can't be bothered to hear about people's opinions on their little darlings. I am already fucked being autistic and yet again feel like an outsider. 

5. Headlice.

This is something once your kids hit school will receive frequent letters informing you that there is a case of headlice. 

I am already itching thinking about it. Plus if you have already treated your child and got rid of the little sods there will be another child in their class who for whatever reason still has nits and you bet your child will come home the same day with them.

 I may as well just through money down the drain with the amount sometimes we have to buy on head lice treatment.

6.  Being on time. 

Yes once you finally remember everything and your child is ready to leave and then just like that they forget something at the very last minute. 
Or if you are walking at a reasonable pace but you have to constantly shout hurry up we are going to be late because your little darlings won't stop dawdling behind. 

7. Dates.

Having to remember all these dates such as parent's day, sats, after school club, extra meetings with teachers, listening to lectures on how to help your child learn the time's tables, on it goes. It just never stops with the dates flying at you.

8. Dress-up day.

I bloody hate it because I have to fork out extra money for one day or use my imagination which is something I am not good at so extra ball achy don't really need. 

So, is there anything that I have missed off the list that annoys you as a school parent? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X

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Sunday, 13 June 2021

My Sunday Photo 13/06/2021

We checked out the new water fountains in town. Perfect activity when it is hot ☀ 

My Sunday Photo 13/06/2021

Darren Coleshill

Monday, 7 June 2021

How to make playdough.

 Hey readers,

It is really easy to make your own playdough and perfect for a rainy day activity. It doesn't take long to make and most items you might have already in the cupboard. Kids love playing with playdough and it is a sensory activity as well. 

How to make playdough.

What you will need. 

* 8 tbsp of plain flour. 

* 2 tablespoons of salt. 

* 60ml warm water.

* Food colouring. 

* 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.


1. Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl. 

2. Next add the water and oil. 

3. kneed the mixture together for about 10 minutes so that it is smooth. You might need to and more water and flour until the 
consistency is smooth but not sticky. 

4. Add the food colouring of your choice and mix that in so that planted into the playdough. 

5. Put in a covered bowl or bag in the fridge until it is chilled enough to use.

How to make playdough

Cheers for reading X
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Sunday, 6 June 2021

My Sunday Photo 06/06/2021

Get an uncle who will climb trees with you :) 

Darren Coleshill

Sunday, 30 May 2021

My Sunday Photo 30/05/2021

Friday, 28 May 2021

Why education is important

Hey readers,

 I have two children currently in primary school it got me thinking about education and why it is so important for children. 

So what does education actually mean?

In the Cambridge directory, it is defined as the process of teaching or learning in a school, or the knowledge that you get from a high school/college education.

why education is important

What are the reasons why education is important?
1. Dreams and ambitions.

Having the opportunity to have an education gives you a chance to learn and through that, you can work out what you like and do not. This in turn helps provides dreams of where you want to go. For example, if you want to go into engineering then you would have the ambitions to work hard in the areas needed to be an engineer. Also, if you have a goal of where you want to go it will provide motivation for keeping to reach the desire you want.

2. Confidence.

Knowledge is power and this can through education help you feel more confident with knowing things that will help you out in life such as working out an equation or reading a book to further your education. 

3. Money.

Let's face it we all need some money to survive by paying for things like a roof over your head or food in your belly. Getting an education will help put you on the ladder to get a drop or further your career for a further drop that has a good salary. 

4. Equality.

You are lucky if you live in the UK as everyone regardless of background is entitled to free education. This makes it much fairer given everyone the opportunity to learn and grow without being held back because of their background. It means it is fairer for all and allows everyone the same opportunities to get in life such as a top job. 

5 Stop you being fooled.

Having an education allows you to have knowledge which means less likely to be a target of someone exploiting you. Being in the UK means that we have certain rights and freedoms. Having an education means you learn to write and read and therefore less likely to be fooled into signing a document that you cant read which could result in you being trapped into some sort of agreement you can't get out of. 

6.  Provides stability.

Having an education is something that no one can take away from you. Having a good education especially if you a degree means that you are more likely to get a successful job. This, therefore, provides stability as you have a secure job, get money in your bank and have a comfortable life. 

What do you think about education? Do you agree or not with my points about education? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X

3 Little Buttons

Sunday, 23 May 2021

My Sunday Photo 23/05/2021

My Sunday Photo 23/05/2021

So proud of my youngest getting star of the week at school for his positive attitude towards his learning :)

Darren Coleshill

Sunday, 16 May 2021

My Sunday Photo 16/05/2021


My Sunday Photo 16/05/2021

My Sunday Photo 16/05/2021

My eldest did his first session of canning with his cub group this week and absolutely loved it :) 

Darren Coleshill

Friday, 14 May 2021

11 changes on Monday that families can enjoy!

 Hey readers,

It is lovely to see things slowly reopen and with more restrictions relaxed from Monday (17th May) there so many good things to look forward to for the family.

11 changes on Monday that families can enjoy!

1. Eat indoors.

The good news is you can on Monday eat indoors which is a relief with this awful weather we are experiencing. You can enjoy a meal in the warm...bliss. However, you will have to remain at your table as it is only table service allowed albeit you are allowed to go to the bathroom. 

2. Soft play areas,

Finally, the good news of parents with young children have all been waited for is that soft play areas are opening which is great for doing something different than just going to the park. You will have to book in advance and adults have to wear a mask. 

3. Cinemas. 

If you like watching films on the big screen the good news is cinemas are being reopened. You do have to wear a fash mask whilst watching a film unless you are eating or drinking. 

4. Indoor entertainment.

Places like theatres, indoor aquariums, bowling alleys, ice rings, model villages, and amusement centers will all open on Monday meaning more things to look forward to doing with the family.  

5. Hugging is allowed.

If you have missed hugging a friend or family member then this news is for you as from Monday you get some physical contact and give hugs again. 

6. Sleepovers. 

Sleepovers can happen now and if you want your child to stay over at your grandparents it is now doable. Also, your child can have friends over for a sleepover. 

7. Gatherings of up to 30 people. 

You can meet friends and family at the park, gardens, or other outdoor locations and the limit of people is 30. You can have a family party or go on a day out as a family of four and go with other groups that make up 30 people. 

8. Indoor play dates.

What this means is that you can gather inside someone else's home with a limit of 6 people or groups of people from a maximum of 2 households. 

This means you can have your child's friend visit or have a meal with the family in your own home with knowing that it doesn't matter if it is pouring down with rain but know that your safety as you in the dry with no worries. 

9. Kids parties.

As mentioned before with the rule of gatherings of 30 people, this too can apply to children's parties. So you can have that party outdoors or have people over to the maximum of 6 people to celebrate at home. 

10. School masks.

If you have a secondary school child on Monday they do not need to wear a mask in the classroom or communal areas as they are ditched. 

11. Holidays.

Indoor hospitality will reopen on Monday which means you can take your family on holiday if you so wish. You can book hotels, cottages, self-catering, caravan or lodge on Monday can be done. 

Holiday abroad is also allowed on Monday though it will have to be on the green list. These countries include:

- Portugal. 

- Israel.

- Singapore.


- New Zealand.

- Brunei.

- Iceland.

- Gibraltar. 

- Falkland Islands.

- Faroe Islands. 

- |South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

- St Helena, Tristan de Cunha, Ascension Island. 

Although these countries above have been approved some countries still have their borders closed so make sure you research before booking a place. 

What are you looking forward to on Monday that is being opening up? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X


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