Calling all Birmingham Mumsnetters!

(34 Posts)
Mrswilcox Mon 15-Jul-13 22:56:28

Introducing your friendly new Local Editor! I'm Mrs Wilcox, I have three boys (1,3,6) and am on a mission to get this site buzzing.

Come and browse for things to do over the summer holidays, sell your old baby equipment or recommend a good plumber.

Let other parents know what you think of your child's school or nursery, and review favourite parks or child-friendly hairdressers.

Use the Talkboards as you wish. And if you have a business or are planning an event, add it to the listings page free of charge.

I'm based in South Birmingham and concede there is a certain geographical bias on the listings up so far blush so I hope lots of you will get stuck in and add your own.

I'll be organising a meet-up soon (maybe Canon Hill Park? Ikea in Wednesdbury?) so keep an eye on the Meet-Ups page for details.


Tryingthisagain Mon 09-Sep-13 21:31:31

I might turn up too smile

Mrswilcox Mon 09-Sep-13 21:39:27

Hi Cookie! Brilliant, looking forward to seeing you on Friday, with just one small boy this time so I won't seem quite so chaotic blush.

Mrswilcox Mon 09-Sep-13 21:49:37

Blimey, we've reached two pages! Come too, Trying, it would be great to meet you.

I need to get some kind of Mumsnet scarf going. I've got dark hair and a noisy 20-month-old DS.

Mrswilcox Fri 13-Sep-13 13:02:42

Lovely to see you again Cookie, and your lovely, happy DS.

Trying, I hope we didn't miss you, and hope we get to meet you properly next time.

tiredanddangerous Sat 14-Sep-13 17:43:37

I missed a other one...Gah! I keep forgetting to pop over and check the thread. Hope you had a lovely time.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Tue 22-Oct-13 11:27:32

Hi! Not sure why I've only just found this thread, as I've been knocking round the site for a few months now. Anyway, hi, I live in South Birmingham and have DCs almost 7, just 5, 2 1/2 and 4 months, so I'm rather busy ...... grin

MNBirminghamLocalEd Tue 22-Oct-13 22:42:53

Hi TwoPlusTwo, you sound very busy! I haven't organised a meet-up yet this month, so if you fancy meeting at Rowheath (or anywhere) over half term, I'd be up for it.

God, I hope the weather improves!

gailyfletch Thu 09-Jan-14 11:31:49

Hi everyone

This is my first time on here so forgive me if I am posting this in the wrong place! I have a concern about my daughters education - she started reception last September but isnt 5 until the end of May. She absolutely loves school but get very very tired and bad tempered at the end of her school day :-( I then struggle to get her to sleep before 8.30pm. In the morning its another struggle to get her dressed for school and she is one or two minutes late about once a week. This seems to be a big issue to the school and I am treated with contempt by school receptionists who have to press a button to let us in the door if we have arrived just as the classroom doors closes!

Yesterday at the school there was a lady from 'welfare' making a note of late comers and then she turned up at houses speaking to mothers about their childrens attendance and how it has to improve (the childrens non attendances were all due to illness which had been reported to the school at the time. I dont understand that if your child is not yet 5 and therefore not legally obliged to be at school how can welfare get involved? It worries me and making me feel like taking my child out of school :-(

Advice would be so appreciated.

MNBirminghamLocalEd Fri 10-Jan-14 10:45:31

Hi gaily, and welcome.

You poor thing, that sounds really stressful, and I'm sure there will be lots of other posters who can help advise you, but they may not find it here. Can you cut and paste your post into a new thread? Find it under the title Topics>>Mumsnet Local, and click on "Start a New Thread".

I would organise a meeting with the school, though, so they know your situation. I'm pretty sure they won't bend the rules about the school starting time for your daughter, but at least you will be in communication with them.

Best of luck.

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