Safe space blogging: A specific learning difference
Apr25

Safe space blogging: A specific learning difference

I’m pleased to welcome a fellow A-Level parent as my next safe space blogger – talking about her teenager’s diagnosis of a specific learning difference. I’d never heard of a specific learning difference before. But if you’d said the words to me, I would have assumed they would be something to do with a child with disabilities or who wasn’t very bright. Apparently that isn’t the case. My...

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A flying visit to Padstow
Apr23

A flying visit to Padstow

Over the Easter holidays, we paid a flying visit to Padstow – my favourite place in the world. My eldest has his A Levels in just a few weeks and we had said NO HOLIDAYS over Easter or the May half-term, so that he can focus on revision. But then my husband spent a weekend near Padstow with his friends just before Easter and was reminded of how beautiful it is. He persuaded me that we could just go down for one night. It...

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Silent Sunday 21.4.19
Apr21

Silent Sunday 21.4.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 16
Apr20

Project 365 2019 Week 16

It’s the second week of the Easter holidays and my husband had a few days off work! This literally never happens. He only takes time off for actual holidays, any birthdays that fall on weekdays in the school holidays and one day for our wedding anniversary. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 104 – Sunday 14th April – I started the day with a 22 mile run, the longest run on my training plan. I won’t...

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Safe space blogging: Letter to my dear boy
Apr19

Safe space blogging: Letter to my dear boy

I am offering my blog to parents of older children as a safe space to blog anonymously. It will both help them to offload and help other parents who may be going through the same situations in silence. I’m pleased to welcome my second anonymous blogger today, who is struggling with her tween son’s behaviour. My dear boy. I’m writing this because I’m hoping it’ll be good to get it out. You’ll  never actually read...

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