It takes a village..

Since Boy 1 started year 6 in September, he’s been walking to school with some friends. No adults. Just the four of them. Alone. None of them have mobile phones. I should be worried, right? His group of friends are great boys. Friendly and polite, but not in an “it’s always the quiet ones” kind…

Preteensss

I’m more aware that first born is getting closer to teen years (he turned 10 in the summer!) and our relationship is changing, he is changing. Whilst we’ve spent a lot of time focusing on education and schools, making sure he’s eating properly and all that important stuff, I want to make sure I don’t…

Hair chat goes large!

So, I’ve written a few times about hair. My children’s hair, my hair and how other people react to it. You see, afro hair can be quite a talking point. From the many different styles we can embrace, to how people think it should be ‘managed’, to how those reactions can impact people’s identify and…

The results are in…

So boy 1 didn’t quite get the grade for our first choice grammar school. He was 2 marks short! Whilst I’d prepared myself for the likelihood of him not getting in, knowing the odds weren’t in his favour, I never considered a situation where he’d be soooo close. So now my realistic, pragmatic, balanced thought…