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Dear Absent Father

To paraphrase Carly Simon, you probably will think this is about you. It’s not. I won’t lie, there are elements of your mind-blowing behaviour in this letter, but it’s not just about you because unfortunately there are so many absent, non-paying fathers out there and this is for them all. Dear Absent Fathers, I should […]

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My Subchorionic Hematoma Story

One of the reasons that I wanted to write this post was that when I first discovered that I had a subchorionic hematoma during my second pregnancy, the first thing that I did was to turn to Dr Google. After the diagnosis, I was in a daze and didn’t take in what the doctor was […]

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10 Things Not To Say To a Single Mom

Normally, being a single mother doesn’t phase me. I’m so used to it, it’s my normal. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy just because I’m used to it. This past week has been hard. Ill kids, ill mommy, technological failures… the list goes on. You name it, we’ve experienced it this week. Admittedly,  I’m ill […]

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How to Survive The Summer Holidays With a Toddler

I’m guessing you’ve all heard the term ‘threenager’ ? Sums up my nearly 3 year old perfectly. Toddlers are hard. There’s a reason why I’m writing this at 9:30pm with a well deserved glass of rosé next to me… This is the first moment of peace that I’ve had all day – make that all […]

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How To Online Date As A Single Mom

The last time I was single and dating was 14 years ago. Yep, 2003 was the last time that I was interested in meeting men and going on dates, so finding myself divorced and back in the dating game was a shock to the system. Now admittedly, life has changed since 2003 – I’m older, […]

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The Trials and Tribulations of Potty Training

So, Miss A is now 2 years old and ever since she was around 18 months, lovely, helpful family members, colleagues, acquaintances and friends have repeatedly told me that the reason that she isn’t potty trained is because I am lazy. Apparently, if I had to endure the difficulties of using Napisan and terry towelling […]

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Mummy’s Letter to Santa

My eldest is currently obsessed with writing. She’s just started school and simply cannot stop writing. I was intrigued when she wanted to write a letter to Santa as I wanted to see if I had got what she was after. I have got it exactly right and now I feel like Supermum! But what […]