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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 … Continue reading BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT – Give Me Five

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 their education. … Continue reading What I learnt from Week One

ALL DAY at home with kids – how do I structure the day?

I've been getting an increasing number of messages from people who are at home with kids in lockdown. I feel it could be imminent for us here in the UK too. So in order to try and help I am going to write and do a few things to give parents stuck at home with … Continue reading ALL DAY at home with kids – how do I structure the day?

Five Minute Elf / Advent 2019

Well, well, well, it's that time of year again. Social media is starting to ping with festive posts and this weekend sees 1st December swing around. In this house that means the return of Laurie the Elf (Ewan named him when he was 3!) but if you don't do the elf don't worry, you can … Continue reading Five Minute Elf / Advent 2019

Spellings (the five minute way!)

When your little ones start school the chances are they will be sent home with spellings to learn. Now each school has their own way of doing this - some start in reception, some later. Some do tests that they take seriously with points and rewards offered for those who achieve top marks (not helpful … Continue reading Spellings (the five minute way!)

Guest Blog – Five Minute Crafts

Now, those of you that know me and this blog well will think...crafts?! WTF....? I know. I am not crafty. We have a craft box and occasionally I grab it down from above the kitchen units but that's often to rummage through it looking for something for a game I've thought up. Occasionally we paint … Continue reading Guest Blog – Five Minute Crafts