Tag: MOTHERHOOD

THESE TWO | AUGUST

THESE TWO | AUGUST

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

5 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHILDS CONCENTRATION

5 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHILDS CONCENTRATION

Children tend to be all over the place. You are never able to have them focus on one thing, and their thoughts always seem scattered. Now, at some point, you will need them to focus because it is just through that process they get to […]

THOSE PROUD MUM MOMENTS

THOSE PROUD MUM MOMENTS

On Friday, G and H received their yearly reports. Now, I am not sure about all schools, but we get a termly report along with our parents evening. Where they are expected to be and a mention of how they are doing that term. The end of year report is more in depth and its something I really look forward to reading. I love to know on a whole scale of what my children are capable of and I think its a real insight of how other people perceive them.

This year G has had major confidence issues. So much so she has been taken out of class to have confidence boosting session once a week. It pains me that she lacks it and I am really working hard with her teachers and assistants to push her to really break down the barrier and make her as confident as she can be. I have noticed a huge change in G and I am so grateful that the teachers took the time and effort to help her, and it shows as her teacher even stated it in her report, her confidence has really grown this year. 

I am so so proud of G this year. She has done amazingly and I just can’t put it into words how impressed I am at how she has progressed at school. Her teacher said she is a friendly, caring, thoughtful girl who always behaves impeccably. This makes my heart literally burst. She always gives her best to learning. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I have always told her to try her best and her report was full of praise at her trying and succeeding. I don’t think she realises just how proud of her I am.

H has had a pretty bad year. Not him personally but just as a whole. At the start of the year he had a new teacher who unfortunalty only lasted 3 weeks. So with a supply teacher bought in, we finally felt like we had some kind of consistency. Until we were told she was actually leaving at Christmas. So January saw us with another new teacher. Luckily she has worked wonders and has managed to stick out the rest of the year. Unfortunately she won’t be staying on at the school, which is a real shame as she really is a lovely teacher and H has taken a huge liking to her.

I don’t think I managed the first sentence without tearing up, he is a quiet, shy, gentle child. You know then that its going to be a hard report to read. I have worried about H from day one of starting school. He is a sensitive little soul. Like his sister he lacks the confidence to really throw himself into it. He worries about making mistakes, I think he takes after his daddy. He is going to be a boy who aims for perfection, even though thats a good thing I worry that it could put him behind. At the moment he is sitting right where he should be.

The end of the report literally had me wiping away the tears, well done H, I know that you tend to worry about making mistakes, but remember mistakes are how we learn. Be brave and have a go. I am not sure why that got me, but I fully get why she wrote it. I think its also because I know how much H likes his teacher and I know she won’t be there to see him progress and see how she made a huge impact on him.

The end of the report has a little mention from the headteacher and G’s was basically about how much her confidence has grown and how proud she was of G for doing so well. H’s again was a tear jerking moment. Everyone comments on his big smile. How lovely it is; H, your little shy smile that you have always puts a smile on my face. This was just wonderful to read.

When I read such lovely things about two humans I have bought up and raising, I think maybe I am good at this parenting business. Maybe, just maybe I can do it, because, you know I always have doubts I am pretty rubbish. But at the moment, after reading both G and H’s reports I am thinking, this is the job for me, this is what I am good at.

A WEEK AWAY FROM THE NORM

A WEEK AWAY FROM THE NORM

Last week, we had the most amazing week away from the norm. We packed up and headed for Elvedon Forest. G and H had been on countdown for a whole year and it was finally time to spend some quality time together as a family. […]

THESE TWO | MAY

THESE TWO | MAY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | APRIL

THESE TWO | APRIL

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles that come along with it, but not individually on how they are doing. I used to do updates every few months on how each were doing but I’ve decided to do it slightly different with how I go about the blog post. Monthly posts I feel will work better, and it’s a prompt for me to take more photos. Which is what I am lacking lately!

April has been a funny old month. We have spent quite a bit if time together as a family, thanking the Easter holidays for this. We made sure we made the most of the glorious weather and got out quite a bit. It meant i was able to take some photos of my two together.

This month G has managed to become Star of the week at school. She moved up in her swimming class and she also received a few extra awards school for her writing work. Academically this girl tries her best at everything. We know the subjects she struggles in and we work with her teacher to try and push and it has really shown. Her confidence since moving up to juniors has sky rocketed and she makes me so proud.

H has done just as well in school. He has taken a real liking to reading and constantly has his school book to hand. He loves to read with me and over the past few weeks I have seen a huge improvement. It has definitely paid off. As soon after the Easter break he was moved up to the next reading level at school. I worry about H academically, he isn’t as quick as G and rather lazy when it comes to writing and school work. After having a chat with his teacher at the end of term I feel much more confident that he does actually knuckle down at school.

In February I mentioned about the sleeping routine and how it had basically gone to pot. We decided to put both G and H to bed a little later of an evening and its actually worked really well. We don’t have them messing around in each others rooms. The extra hour they are awake we use as wind down. They watch TV with us or if the weather is nice they get to play in the garden a little longer. Its working really well and so far we have had a much better bedtime routine.

With half the month being the Easter holidays we met up with friends and family. We had a few play dates and G had a few sleepovers. As a family, we managed to spend some quality time together which was lovely.

We have had a few sickness this month. H had a virus which resulted in a rash and the odd sickness spell. G had a terrible cough which seemed to last for days. It wasn’t fun and I ended up making a mad dash to the pharmacy to get supplies!

I have loved watching these two in April. They have been a complete and utter joy to watch.

 

THESE TWO | FEBUARY

THESE TWO | FEBUARY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

SMELLING THE SPRING AIR | WOODLAND WALKS

SMELLING THE SPRING AIR | WOODLAND WALKS

There is nothing I love more than putting on our wellies and going for a walk in the spring time. Its the first signs that winter is finally gradually leaving us. Im not a fan of spending time in the cold, so when the temperatures […]

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

It has taken me two whole weeks to finally accept we are in December and that in juts a few short weeks Christmas will be upon us. Normally I am all for Christmas and excited but the past few months have been so hectic and up in the air I actually wish we still had at least another month till the big day.

Last week I put a bit of a rant post up on Instagram. The weekend was fast approaching and we had agreed that it was the weekend to put up the decorations. I was in a flap as we still have wardrobes, doors, bedroom furniture, boxes and toys {shed loads of toys} in our lounge and I was in a bit of a tiz about where the actual tree would go. I hit breaking point, and after a cry and a pull yourself together talk with myself I was all prepared to get the tree.

The weekend was perfect, we found the perfect tree and the perfect spot for it to go. We had a mini sort out of boxes that were cluttering up the lounge and with a few decorations and lights it actually feels rather lovely in our lounge {still not as lovely as it would look if it was actually finished! – but this things take time}

We bought some new lights, Mr B wanted coloured ones, I wasn’t overly keen but I am so glad he went and did it as I like the tree with multi coloured lights. I also purchased a new Yankee Candle which is a must at Christmas and lots of little candles which makes the whole room feel so much more Christmassy.

 

Whilst Mr B decorated the front of the house G, H and I decorated the tree. I have some rather sentimental baubles {gold spiky ones} I enjoy getting out each year, mainly because I used them for my wedding table decorations 10 years ago and I just cant bear to not use them. I have to admit, I thought I was a bit of a tree snob when it came to decorating but I just left G and H too it. Certain baubles I put up but both G and H did a great job.

 

 

 

As I type this, with the twinkling of the lights and candles glowing. I can honestly say it really is beginning to look a lot like christmas

 

 

WHAT WE LOVED | NOVEMBER

WHAT WE LOVED | NOVEMBER

Its been a while since I popped up a post of “What We Loved” I am not sure why I got into a habit of forgetting, but the last few months seem to have run away with me. November was a good month. We did […]