The parenting stuff & the kids

Dear Teacher – Office Mum – Parents Article

Dear Teacher, I’m writing this down because if I try to say it to you in person, I’ll cry (I cry very easily) and I’ll mortify myself and mortify you, and my child will never speak to me again for all the mortification, and with all that going on, I won’t get to say what I really want to say. So, here goes: I want to say that I hope you know you’ve changed a life – or at least, you’ve…

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Dear Teacher – Office Mum – Parents Article

Dear Teacher, I’m writing this down because if I try to say it to you in person, I’ll cry (I cry very easily) and I’ll mortify myself and mortify you, and my child will never speak to me again for all the mortification, and with all that going on, I won’t get to say what I really want to say. So, here goes: I want to say that I hope you know you’ve changed a life – or at least, you’ve…

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Four Go Out To The Shops – Office Mum – Parents Article

This Easter holidays, along with some very nice things (like getting keys to our new house – hurrah!) the kids and I did the following: Went to a tile shop and picked tiles Bought a towel rail Went to a kitchen shop and picked cupboards Went to the new house to meet the painter Went to the new house to meet the wardrobe fitter Sat in the garden reading books Played football (more them than me) Built an insect orphanage (definitely…

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In the interests of full disclosure – Office Mum – Parents Article

There’s no such thing as a perfect parent – even the kindest, most calm parents have off days (and I suspect it’s a good thing for kids to know parents aren’t perfect) but apparently more than half of Irish parents feel they’re failing, and this feeling is amplified by the internet and social media. So from my tiny corner of the internet, here’s the story of yesterday – a perfectly (so to speak) normal day:  not a particularly amazing day, not…

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