The Latest Muddy Footprints from Mud Larks HQ.
I’m a bit slow sometimes…
I have a habit of assuming that if I know something you must know it too. I’m sure it’s pretty annoying for those who I live with! It just occurred to me that maybe not everyone knows what I mean when I say at Mud Larks we do 3 levels for every activity so the…Keep reading
New Mud Larks Book
Hello, I hope you are enjoying a short week this week and looking forward to another Bank Holiday weekend coming up. I could get used to 4 day weeks, couldn’t you? At the moment, I’m on an extended seaside visit with family and will be back home over the weekend, so to celebrate my homecoming,…Keep reading
Mud Larks Books
I’ve joined a challenge this month with Wingmums – some of my business buddies whose mission is to help mums (and Grannies like me) in business to thrive. (You can still join in here ) Our first task is to reflect on the past year. What a year! I retired from the classroom and ended…Keep reading
Being Business Women
Well, this has been a learning journey, that’s for sure (and it’s definitely not finished yet)! Let me tell you something you might not know… I’ve been self-employed before. When I was on maternity leave with my second child, I was made redundant from my job in export sales admin. By chance, I saw an…Keep reading
Have yourself an Eco Little Christmas
I sat this morning watching the news and saw David Attenborough on there again saying it’s time for action. I wondered what else I could do – we already have an electric car, solar panels on the roof, bar soap and shampoo, reusable water bottles and refillable coffee cups, don’t use cling film… so we…Keep reading
Stories for the outdoors
One of the biggest problems we have when out on a walk with Toddler Mud Lark is getting him to keep going. Just walking is not enough distraction for him! Anybody else? The things we find keep him moving (in generally the right direction) are songs and stories. Don’t worry, I’m not going to sing…Keep reading
Is it too soon to mention Christmas?
I spend way too long scrolling through social media and it already seems that it’s full of people asking what shall I get my kids for Christmas! My Mum always started Christmas shopping early and took us in October half-term to do ours – so I (of course) prefer to do mine later to extend…Keep reading
Getting outdoors in the Autumn
I’m sitting in the office with the windows open and the curtains closed sweltering and wondering if this is a good time to be writing a blog about getting outdoors over the coming months. But it’s something I struggle with every year, so I’m sure it must be a problem for you too. The first…Keep reading
Last week at school, we were having a bit of a tidy out and I rediscovered the butterfly net that we’d planned to use in summer 2020 in the classroom. It gave me an idea! I headed off to Amazon and ordered some baby caterpillars for Toddler Mud Lark to watch growing and turning into…Keep reading
Hi, I’m Amanda and Granny Mud Lark. I’m a Primary School teacher (upper key stage 2) and run the school’s Eco School Group. I also have experience running a Guide Unit (ages 10 to 14) for many years, so I bring the experience for the older age groups in Mud Larks. I love helping others…Keep reading
Happy New Year
I am so excited to start 2021 – 2020 was pretty rubbish but one of the positives that came out of it was that we realised as a family just how important getting outside in nature is for our physical and mental wellbeing, We always knew it, but like most people, we were pretty rubbish…Keep reading
Why Mud Larks?
Lockdown 1 really made our family think about how to keep ourselves fit and healthy, so we really made the most of getting outside as much as possible and going for our daily walks. With lockdown 2 now upon us, we thought we’d start to share some of the ideas we used to keep Toddler…Keep reading
Mummy Mud Lark has experience working in Nursery and Primary School settings with lots of experience working with Children with Special Educational Needs.Keep reading
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