Category Archives: The playground

Will the new School Gates mini-genre be 2013’s answer to Fifty Shades? by Nicola May

Today’s guest blog is from author Nicola May, whose new novel is one mums everywhere are bound to love. Team Netmums took a copy away to read on the beach this summer and couldn’t put it down. We have five … Continue reading

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Playground Games from our childhood

Today’s guest blog post is from Rachel McClary who is an Early Education Consultant and Mother to 3 girls aged 8, 4 and 2. She blogs at right from the start. Her guest post for Netmums is about teaching her … Continue reading

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The School Gate Battlefield

A Netmums survey out today reveals that 1 in 10 mums hates doing the school run due to bullies and cliques. Author Sarah Tucker who wrote The Playground Mafia, responds to the research with her views.  She writes candidly about the theme, identifying … Continue reading

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The playground – it’s a jungle out there!

“Early to bed with newly ironed uniform laid out and carefully packed new bags all ready to go but sleep just wouldn’t come. My tummy fluttered with nerves, my half awake dreams were shaky and troubled. I tossed and turned … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: ‘It’s Confession Time’

This week’s Blog of the Week had us laughing out loud and left us feeling not quite so alone in our Summer reminiscents. My Lovebumps holds no punches telling us about the not-so-great parts of the holidays, but if you read … Continue reading

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