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Hello. I am a school run mum

Posted by School Run Mum on 06/10/2010. Tags: School Run Mum

It’s a funny old world isn’t it? One minute you’re bringing a tiny baby back from the hospital and haven’t got a clue what to do next, and the next minute you’re standing in your kitchen, bleary-eyed, making that same tiny baby a ham and cheese sandwich* for their school lunch box. Everyone always says, “they grow up so fast”. I am finally starting to believe them.
I have two children growing up at alarming speed, both boys, and with the eldest now a full month into school life – a full month, already - I can now officially call myself a ‘school run mum’. Although very much a newbie, I hope to share the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the good, the bad and the ugly of school life with you through this blog.
The old saying ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ still holds true in cyberspace, so as I confess to my own trials and tribulations here at, please join the debate, comment, share your experiences and pass on your tried and tested hints and tips for dealing with difficult issues.
Whether you’re a parent battling with hormonal teenagers at secondary school who only communicate with you through cryptic text messages, or have children just starting primary school who don’t understand why they can’t wear their Buzz Lightyear costume to school, join me here every week as we journey through these school years together.
*If anyone has come up with anything more creative than a ham and cheese sandwich, and which their child will actually eat, please, please let me know!


Kate Cavan

(06-10-2010 15:12)

try salami, hard boiled egg, tuna, cucumber, checken with tomato relish, roast beef or lamb if left over from Sunday dinner. Some kids bring pasta or rice cold, others wraps. I've 3 kids at school, one in sixth, one in first and one who just started so I have been through the lunch box fashions and fads for a while now. Good luck!


(13-10-2010 16:17)

My 16 year-old son is a polite, friendly, useful member of our family and neither he nor my 9 year-old would have lacked understanding as to why a fancy-dress costume couldn't be worn at school.. please don't make it seem normal for children to behave inappropriately.
I'm sure that I'm not the only Mum who thought this.

School Run Mum

(08-10-2010 13:22)

Oh thank you, thank you Kate. I will venture forth from ham and cheese. Whether my child will eat anything else remains to be seen. Oh well, it will be an interesting experiment if nothing else!


(12-10-2010 10:33)

My son is the pickiest eater ever. Very hard to pack lunches for him. Right now all he eats is either a cheese sandwich (no crust) or a plain bagel with either butter or nutella.


(11-10-2010 20:08)

my 2 girls age 4 & 5 love my home made banana bread,fromage frais & an apple in there lunch box


(11-10-2010 11:19)

Love the article!

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