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Why my child has a set bedtime (and why I don’t care if your child sleeps late)

I have always been a stickler when it comes to my son's bedtime routine and I don't plan to let up anytime soon. You see, he has always had what I see as an 'early' bedtime from since birth. Of course, taking into account the fact that newborns sleep when they want, I took the… Continue reading Why my child has a set bedtime (and why I don’t care if your child sleeps late)

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The Schoolwork hurdle- How I got over the resistance (Part 2)

In the last post I spoke about the homework hurdle that we encountered and in this post, I will tell you how I actually have been working through the resistance. Every single time we presented work to L he groaned and whined and it was always a fight to get him to do anything. Honestly,… Continue reading The Schoolwork hurdle- How I got over the resistance (Part 2)

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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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Our crafting adventures (on a budget)

Throughout L's time in preschool we have had project after project to do, so much that we felt as if we were back at school ourselves! Added to the school projects, L would give his father his own projects to do (he would just decide he wanted something and he absolutely needed daddy to do… Continue reading Our crafting adventures (on a budget)