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Costume making- Carnival 2019

Carnival in my country is officially over and everyone who took part is in full recovery. It was L's first year taking part in  Carnival festivities in Primary school and of course we were tasked with the job of making his costume. The theme sent home by the teachers was 'Flora and Fauna of Trinidad… Continue reading Costume making- Carnival 2019

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The schoolwork hurdle- Homework edition (Part 1)

This is the sixth week of school and wow, have there been a lot of adjustments! For one, L had to navigate his way through the longer day and the fact that while some things stayed the same, a lot of things changed. One of the main things was the workload.  In preschool, things were… Continue reading The schoolwork hurdle- Homework edition (Part 1)

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The first week of Primary school: recap

Well, it started off with a sniffle and a bit of tears the moment L slipped on his school shirt and realised...oh boy, this is it. His potty face met me as I came down the staircase for the possibly fifth time because I had forgotten something else. (Somehow even with my meticulous planning I… Continue reading The first week of Primary school: recap

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Two months passed, what have we done?

It has been quite a time these past two months at home. Frankly, most of the time has been spent prepping for the new chapter in L's life: Primary School. Eeek! I know right? My child is going to 'big school' and I am freaking out just a tad. He, on the other hand is… Continue reading Two months passed, what have we done?

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Round 3: Accepted. (Primary School Edition)

It is June and the decision has been made. Well, it was basically made for us, but we are actually quite happy about it. Remember when I told you guys we had applied to four schools? Well, we did and last month we got a call from one that told us L had been shortlisted… Continue reading Round 3: Accepted. (Primary School Edition)

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Round 2: Fight: (Primary School edition)

So last month I spoke about the first phase of the Primary School registration process. I spoke about it being seamless and easy to navigate, but I did not account for the roadblock that would have been put in our way by the Ministry of Education itself. Yes, the very ministry that is supposed to… Continue reading Round 2: Fight: (Primary School edition)

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Here we go a-reading!

Hey guys! I have been super busy these past couple of weeks, juggling a number of things: making L's costume for his Carnival jump up (will blog about it soon), prepping for my MFA Oral Exam(also will blog about this, but only after, when my nerves are back to normal), and work. But I am… Continue reading Here we go a-reading!