#FessUpFriday – Don’t Get Your Knickers In A Twist

Welcome to my first ever #FessUpFriday blog series post. To begin the series, I felt it was only right for me to ‘fess up’ first…

September 2013 was a fairly busy time for me to say the least. E was only two weeks old whilst my first-born, J was about to start school for the very first time. We had spent months preparing for this momentous occasion, we had been out and had bought the uniform, PE kit, school bag, PE bag, socks, shoes, pumps, school coat, pencil-case, stationary, lunch box, drinks bottle and all the rest of the logo-covered paraphernalia that the school had to offer.…

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Welcome To ‘Fess Up Friday’

Welcome to my newest blog series, ‘Fess Up Friday’.

Each Friday I will be selecting one story from bloggers Worldwide confessing their most embarrassing moments and parent/ life fails. Lets turn parent guilt into a giggle and raise a smile for the weekend with our funniest and most ‘dig me a hole to crawl into’ real life stories.

If you fancy taking part in the #FessUpFriday blog series then email your story to contact@rachelswirl.co.uk

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Take Part and Muck In!

Children naturally learn to imitate and to copy their elders, their role models. From the moment a child is born, they begin to mirror our facial expressions, gestures and mannerisms. ‘Seeing is learning’ and by observing and copying others, children build and learn essential life skills. By allowing and enabling our children to take part in day-to-day activities and chores which are carried out around the house, we then include them not only in family routines but aid their development of essential life skills. You can also ‘lighten the load’ with a teensy bit of child slavery… I am kidding of course!…

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Living Arrows Sunshine Days 

Welcome to this weeks ‘Living Arrows SunShine Days’ edition. The warmer weather seems to have completely converted my usual ‘get up and go’ into ‘chill out and slow’…It’s been a particularly slow going day, after cuddling a coughing toddler until 5am we were both fairly snail-like, thus this post is a tad late. Hey ho, when a toddlers ill you gotta go with the flow!

The Suns been out this week and usually hot weather inspires me to take uggins of photos, this week it seems I’ve been too busy soaking up the sun and having fun, but then that’s what life’s all about right?…

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Teacher Through and Through 

I may not be materially rich but I am rich in so many other ways. I am incredibly lucky to have my two amazing children and of course my fantastic fella, Paul. Whilst I may have the occasional moan about not having a ‘proper job’ , I have a feeling that perhaps this is how it is meant to be for now as apart from my career, my life is pretty perfect.

I have always said that I wanted to be able to spend time actually being with my children as they grow up. Whilst my career may not be entirely as I’d imagined, I at least have the chance to fulfil my dreams of ‘being there’ for my kids each and every day, then later pulling pints for a few hours to bring in some pennies.…

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