End of January

Hi-de-hi Peeps! January always seems long, but we're actually heading into the last week now. It's so much colder than it was at Christmas (still hoping for snow) so I'm stocking up the pantry just in case. (I jest, I needed to stock up after Christmas...we're lucky if we get one day of snow here!) [...]

Time Management 101

Helloooo Saturday Peeps! I had a lovely long chat with my daughter last night (seriously, it was like 1am!). She's trying to organise her life because she has a lot more going on now. So I thought I'd share with y'all what we talked about regarding time management for students. Prioritise: What's most important? What [...]

Encouraging Without Pushing

G'day Friday Peeps! It's hard not to turn into the pushy, over-competitive Mum. Especially when it comes to learning because that's my thing. My daughter is currently in the middle of Mid-Term exams (and is largely unimpressed with the whole thing, like every other pupil I've spoken to!). I have been reminding her to study [...]

Festive Round-Up

Howdy Festive Peeps! Christmas is a mere 5 weeks away!!! (Good excuse to watch Love Actually as that's the first date on screen....I digress.) In light of that rather exciting fact I thought I'd share a few festive ideas I've seen from other bloggers; some will be food and some won't so this isn't your [...]

Choose Your Battles

Hey-ho Monday Peeps! The title of this blog is good advice generally, but today it's specifically about parenting. I was asked by a friend recently how to get her 10 year old to wash and brush teeth willingly. I remember that pre-teen phase, my daughter and many of her friends were the same (typically 8-12 [...]