School, routine, life and change

These past few weeks being back at School have been a mixture of emotions, new routines running around like a manic mum and changes.

LB has been struggling at school, the new teacher, classroom and routine have and still is causing some real upset. LB is still trying to get used to dressing in the junior uniform. We have a list made up in order of what she has to put on first getting dressed otherwise it’s too overwhelming and it she gets upset.

BB is finally knuckling down with her school work. She is taking year 9 more seriously which I am really please at. 

We are having a brick built conservatory being built. We are currently midway through an estimated 4 week time of completion and it’s already getting on my nerves. I want it done already! 

We are also getting a new carpet for our stairs and hallway upstairs. We have been living here for over 5 years and it’s the only thing we haven’t replaced, it really needs doing. 

BB has joined Cadets. She tends to flit from one thing to another so we’ll see how long she stays at this. I do hope she will stick to this, It is full of opportunity for her educationally and socially plus all that strict behaviour they expect might actually reign her attitude in at home too (wishful thinking for a teen?), probably! – Update, she went once, loved it that night. The morning after – does not want to go back again 

I’ve been learning to look after my skin (i’m not getting any younger) which I wrote about here.

I have just started a Holistic Practitioner course so I can find out more about the different holistic therapies available out there and how they can benefit us. I am using my weekly planner so I can plan what evenings I am going to either study or blog.



  1. October 9, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Life certainly gets hectic doesn’t it. Back to school is always a bot of a strain at first, glad everyone is settling into it.

    • LifeasMrsB
      October 10, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      Oh yes it certainly does! Slowly but surely things are settling down now ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. October 9, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    Good luck with your course that sounds really interesting and something I’d enjoy. lots to keep you busy!

    • LifeasMrsB
      October 10, 2018 / 7:13 pm

      Thank you, oh yes I like to keep my mind occupied ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. October 10, 2018 / 6:23 am

    Oh no, I really feel for you. We have the same thing with the change of class year and teacher. Thankfully no change of uniform. Itโ€™s still early days… even if it doesnโ€™t feel like it. So fingers crossed things will settle down soon xx

    • LifeasMrsB
      October 10, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      Change for children can be really challenging bless them. She is settling down when at school but has decided she doesn’t like school anymore as it’s boring lol!

  4. October 10, 2018 / 6:31 am

    Back to school can be such a rush of a time and hope the kids have settled in now.

    • LifeasMrsB
      October 10, 2018 / 7:11 pm

      These school mornings are still causing chaos but i’ve made a few changes which have helped.

  5. Laura Dove
    October 10, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    Ah I think its so hard getting back into the routine, I know mine are struggling – and me too! Roll on half term!

    • LifeasMrsB
      October 10, 2018 / 7:10 pm

      This half term has been exhausting hasn’t it! Yes one more whole week left ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. October 10, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Oh I love your planner, I struggle so much to stay on track of the things I need to get done! I like that this is laid right out easily to see

    • LifeasMrsB
      October 10, 2018 / 7:09 pm

      The planner has really made a difference ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. October 10, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    I was thinking my son may have problems transitioning from FS to year 1, but touch wood he is doing so well. I’m sure as he gets older the struggle will be there though!

    • LifeasMrsB
      October 13, 2018 / 9:36 am

      Glad the transformation was smooth for him.

  8. Wendy
    October 10, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    Im sorry to hear the new school years has brought so many problems, hope everything settles down soon. Fingers crossed the carpet and conversion get sorted soon. Good luck with your course, hope the ola bee helps to keep you organised xx

    • LifeasMrsB
      October 13, 2018 / 9:37 am

      Thank you, school seems to be settling down and everything else will get sorted, slowly but surely.

  9. Nazrin
    October 11, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    Thereโ€™s always a swift change in the home life once the little ones go back to school! It used to make me envious seeing them sleep away while I got up for work but It helps everyone getting up at the same time now!

    • LifeasMrsB
      October 13, 2018 / 9:39 am

      I bet it’s tough getting up when the others are still sleeping, Mr B hates it over half term.

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