Back to School & Lunchtime talk with Hartley’s

As of this week – my three younger children are all Back to School {Yay!}. Don’t get me wrong, our Summer together was amazing but my goodness this Mama and her cubs needed some routine back in their lives and thankfully school provides that for us all.  The weather hasn’t held back on letting us know that the Summer holidays are well and truly over either – as I sit here typing this I am wrapped in a blanket and my kids have slipped into their woolly jumpers. Autumn is coming in thick and fast and it’s letting us know…

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Starting the new school term with Start-rite shoes

Last year we reviewed a pair of Start-rite shoes for my youngest son, and I have raved about the brand ever since. My youngest boy is football mad, he’s also a fan of climbing and other such activities that will scuff the front of his school shoes. As must to my dismay! And before reviewing our first pair of Start-rite shoes, he was going through two, sometimes, three pairs of shoes throughout the school year. Amazingly, throughout P4 he wore his first pair of Start-rite shoes throughout the entire year. Not a toe scuff in sight!  We’re excited to be…

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Back to School with Marks & Spencer

My school age children finish for the summer holidays next month and we cannot wait! However, finishing one year of school means you need to prepare for the next term. I worked with Marks & Spencer a few years ago on their Sportswear range for children and recently I was asked to work alongside them again to share with you, their Back to school range. I’ll be honest, I’ve never shopped in M&S before for my children’s school uniforms. For my preschooler, there was no need because tracksuit bottoms or leggings alongside a branded polo shirt & jumper was her…

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Back to school with Stikins Name Label Kit

When it comes to school uniforms, something at some point will end up getting lost. From school jumpers, polo shirts {all school branded – so not cheap to replace!} and on occasion, we have even lost entire PE kits. Weep! It’s a knack our children possess. So whenever I get my children kitted out for the new school term I have now got into the routine of name labelling everything! I mean, if you ever want to see these items again, give them a name label. I was recently sent out a Stikins Name labelling kit to review and I have reviewed…

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Our little girl is going to school!

A few weeks ago lots of friends around the UK mainland were receiving their school placement letters. While here in Northern Ireland we still had a few weeks of waiting to endure. I was envious but I knew our turn would come round soon enough.  The morning of April 28th was when I stalked our postman. Like, fully stalked his arrival. Not creepy at all, right? As soon as I saw him walking into our street I was tempted to run out and ask him for ours ahead of schedule. But I held my ground. Only just. Pacing back and…

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Back to School with Label Planet

When the children finished school I never expected the summer holidays to whizz by as quickly as they have. They have gone by unbelievably fast that I’m both pleased about and a little sad, too. So as I finish getting the children prepared I forgot to get one essential back to school item. School clothing labels! I cannot tell you how many items we lost in last year’s school term, which I’m sure you can relate to. So when Label Planet got in touch offering us some of their labels to test out on my children’s school uniforms, I was happy too.…

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Back to School with Debenhams

The summer holidays are swiftly coming to a close and the children will soon be starting a new school year. It seems like yesterday the children broke off for summer when we had hopes and dreams for weeks to come. Of places, we would go and the fun we would have. Now it’s time for that to end and for learning and education to take a firm place in their lives once again. My eldest daughter will be starting Year 8 this year. Her first experience of High School and she’s pretty anxious about it. We recently bought her the uniform…

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Back to school with StartRite Shoes

As soon as my children’s school finished off for the summer holidays, I’ll be honest, I was already thinking of what they need for going back to school. I was thinking of my youngest son in particular because I think out of all my school children, he is the one that goes through his shoes the quickest. He is such a rough and ready, football-crazed little guy and his footwear, as well as needing to be comfortable, they also need to be pretty durable. Which leads me to share that StartRite shoes got in touch recently, offering Jacob a pair of their…

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Getting Back to School {and Sporty!} with M&S!

I cannot believe that I’m saying the words “It’s almost time for the kids to go Back to School!”. It crazy how fast their summer has gone but with only a few short weeks left, we’re just about ready for their first day back. Marks & Spencers recently got in touch with a new School Uniform campaign and wondered if we’d like to get involved. Well, of course, we would! This campaign was all about the sports uniform side of our children’s school uniforms and the chance to host a little sports day of our own too. So with my…

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