the summer holidays are over…

In the blink of an eye, 7 weeks has gone. It’s all about juggling work and kids, I never feel like I have enough time to do all I need to do but I try to spend as much time with the kids as I can – difficult now they are teenagers and have their own social lives.

We are all ready for the return of routine but I am sad it is done – I rather like the chaos and feralness of summer with no alarm clocks, no schedule, no real plans.

This summer has been about a relaxing family holiday – exploring, eating, laughing, relaxing, sleeping and endless card games – it has been about GCSE results, it has been about hanging out.

Next week is all about being back to work for me, it’s about a new school year and GCSE options for one teenager and a fresh start of A-levels and sixth form for the eldest teenager. There will be a new set of challenges and experiences. Bring. It. On…

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I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, life coach, writer, mum, wife, friend and, sometimes, just me. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and early parenting - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, a different perspective and links to the best products and services for families. I set up the Birth, Baby & Family Centre in 2014 to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive space for parents across Tyneside.

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