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05 April 2021

New Website - welcome!

Yes it's finally here - my new website which I hope you find really easy to navigate to quickly choose a five minute game to play to keep your little ones, but more importantly YOU, happy! I explain how it works here...

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01 April 2021

Time For (Home) School Maths Chapter e-book

In order to help those who are learning at home, my publishers have launched the maths chapter of my new book Time for School as an e-book for only £2.99!

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01 April 2021

Book 3 pushed back to 2022

Apologies to everyone who has pre-ordered book 3, which is currently titled On The Go, but sadly we have had to push back the publication from this summer (2021) to next spring (2022) due to the sodding pandemic...!!

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22 September 2020

Online classes and resources

I have been sent hundreds of messages asking me to share things that people are doing. Some are free content they just wish to share to help people out and some are small businesses that are for children that are trying to stay afloat during all this. All very worthy stuff.

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27 August 2020

TWO New Books!

Announcement: I have two new books coming out in 2021. EEK!

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29 March 2020

What I learnt from Week One

This whole thing is a learning process for us all isn’t it? How to juggle the working and childcare effectively so you don’t lose the plot. How to strike the balance between being their parent or carer but also teaching them something useful so you don’t feel like they are missing out on…

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19 March 2020

Now What?

This is going to be a much shorter blog post and in my usual five minute style! So school’s are shutting tomorrow here in the UK, the kids are going to be at home next week and beyond…so now what?

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18 March 2020

FMM’s Ideas Bank

As promised here is a blog post sign-posting you to as many resources as I have seen so far to support you with children at home during this unprecedented time in our lives. New things are popping up every day though so I will keep adding where I can, and sharing on my social media pages too.

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07 November 2019

Book Cover Reveal

I think most of you will have seen this by now but here is the official cover of my book Give Me Five…

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26 September 2019

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT - Give Me Five

So I can finally tell you all what I have been working on for quite some time now. A Five Minute Mum book - GIVE ME FIVE - I mean, not literally, that’s just what is is called! I have gathered up all the ideas that are on the blog and lots of new ones and popped them all into a recipe style,…

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01 May 2018

What is Five Minute Mum?

What it definitely ISN’T is a smug “look at me, aren’t I a super mum doing all these fabulous games with my kids” type of blog. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with celebrating yourself as a Mother but I cannot bear smugness. Because as any parent will know, smugness always occurs just…

The Golden Rule
12 April 2018

The Golden Rule

So here it is. My only rule. Always let the kids come to you. Try not to clap your hands and say “OK kids we are going to do this activity now.” Even in your best ‘Meryl Streep THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME acting voice’, they KNOW. They just KNOW. In their little heads they go…“Yep,…