Back to School: Blogger Q&A

The last few weeks for parents have all been getting their kids back-to-school ready! We spoke to some of mummy blogger friends to find out how they have dealt with getting their kids ready for school and what they’ve learnt from their time indoors.

 

Chloe

 

How have the last few months been for you in lockdown? Can you tell us anything you’ve done or learnt with your time at home with the kids? 

We have been very fortunate as I’m a teacher I taught key worker children one day a week and set online work for the rest of my class. I was able to be at home with Matilda and had valuable time with her which I will be eternally grateful for! I did learn to bake a successful sponge cake – when I was able to get my hands-on flour! 

 

How are you feeling about the kids being back to school? How have you prepared?

I’m looking forward to Matilda to start nursery (preschool) she is so ready for it. We have got all of her uniform ready and I’ve sewn embroidered labels in (I love a personal touch). 

Over lockdown, I’ve been teaching her phonics and she has started writing her name – poor child having a mum who is a teacher!  

I’m a people person also known as a ‘gabby Annie’ in Liverpool! I couldn’t wait to get back with my class and fellow teachers for a good old face-to-face natter!

 

Are you feeling back-to-school wardrobe ready? What are your favourite Monsoon pieces from the new kids’ collection? 

We both have a back-to-school wardrobe ready – autumn is my favourite season. Monsoon’s children’s coats are stunning this season! I adore the navy skirted coat for Matilda for school. I also love the baby bow coat in camel! 

 

Marlenka

 

How have the last few months been for you in lockdown? Can you tell us anything you’ve done or learnt with your time at home with the kids? 

The hardest thing about lockdown has been not seeing my family as they live in a different country. We managed to see them for a short weekend which was a huge blessing. 

On the plus side, we’ve spent a lot of time out and about in the countryside and Flo started to enjoy and share our love for walks. We found it quite exciting finding places with hardly anyone around and really appreciated our surroundings. 

During lockdown we definitely did lots of baking and our firm family favourite was the banana bread. 

We tried to keep as busy and leave the house every day if possible. I learned that it definitely helped to lift the spirits and our wellbeing. Flo was less restless and happier being out and about and so were we. 

It was also incredible to see how resilient and easily adaptable children are. Flo understood a lot about the virus, remembered to wash her hands and talked a lot about exciting things we were going to do when it goes away. 

When the time came that she had to go back to nursery, she took it in her stride and absolutely loved being back. Couldn’t be anymore prouder of her! 

 

How are you feeling about the kids being back to school? How have you prepared?

Although Flo has been already back at nursery for the past few weeks, she will be picking up more days from September. I’ll miss having her with me at home, our girly time together, however I’m excited for her because she loves playing with other children, going to forest school and exploring new things. I’m sure she will love it!  

 

Are you feeling back-to-school wardrobe ready? What are your favourite Monsoon pieces from the new kids’ collection? 

It feels so autumnal right now (probably because of all the rain we’ve been having here in Yorkshire) that I’ve been looking at some warmer pieces for Flo. I’ve been absolutely obsessed with the Navy Swing Coat with Bee Brooch. Just adore the traditional look! Such a classic and timeless piece.

 

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