Why I will be a Little Bit Glad When my Kids no Longer Believe

I am a rubbish liar. I’m crap at keeping track of what’s been said to who and I hate keeping secrets. Father Christmas may be a “white lie” but that doesn’t make the lie any easier for me to manage. I minimise how much I have to lie. There’s no elf on my shelf. The Christmas Eve box is made…

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Should I have Deferred my Summer Born Son?

My youngest son is a July baby, so falls well into the summer born category. Before he started school I looked into the possibility of deferring him a year. Ultimately we decided not to. He’s in year 4 at now but I still wonder if that was the right choice. Only one year at Preschool Boy Child started preschool just…

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Melted Bead Christmas Tree Decorations

I recently wrote about creating Christmas tree decorations from melted crayons to give as teacher gifts. Another teacher gift we’ve done are melted bead Christmas tree decorations. While the process to make these if fairly similar the results look totally different.   Equipment You’ll Need to Make Melted Bead Christmas Tree Decorations First you’ll need some pony beads (had no…

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Non Toy Stocking Fillers

I don’t know about you but my house is full to bursting with tat. The kids seem to collect it everywhere they go. When they go to my in law’s there’s always a visit to the charity shop. When they go to my Mum’s there’s always a trip to the corner shop. Every party they go to they bring home…

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Melted Crayon Christmas Tree Decorations

Let me start by saying I am not a crafter. I don’t like it and I don’t possess the attention to detail to be good at it. What I do like is process art. In process art, the means of creating the art is clearly part of the end piece. My favourite kind of process art involves melting stuff. Every…

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