Single Mums

After my last post concerning the fact that I sometimes yell at my beautiful Alphie, I have been doing some serious thinking about it. I recently came across some very thoughtful and amusing quotes about children and parenting while I was researching the subject for my own benefit. See if you guess who wrote them […]

I don’t know why but sometimes I explode a little and yell at my beloved Alphie (he is only 5½) so why do I do it? Just did it again! I know fully well I should not do it, that he doesn’t deserve it; he didn’t do something too terrible, just being a boisterous little […]

Most people would quickly say that when you are trying to come up with some healthy but quick meals for you and your children – in my case for Alphie and I – that Fast Food choices are just not it! And yes, there are many nutritional pitfalls on fast food menus. Yet, good news […]

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In the past like many working Mums there has been some days when I have felt tired, others days very tired and even some when I feel totally exhausted! But I am beginning to wonder whether I may be approaching the ‘burnout’ stage? I do have, as a supply teacher, a pretty demanding job but […]

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I haven’t needed to worry too much about introducing any new boyfriends to Alphie yet as I haven’t met anyone that I have wanted to date more than casually! At the same time I don’t intend to leave thinking about the possibilities until I am deep into a new relationship. I have received a variety […]

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Don’t care what anyone says, but some answers to (your kids) questions are different when you happen to be a single parent, for a number of reasons – well that’s what I’ve found anyway. Important questions should be pondered more, possible repercussions carefully considered. Even questions such as “Does Santa Claus really exist – if […]

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We need one! What are they? Simply put – a friendly group of people wanting to ‘trade’ turns watching over each other’s children! That’s all – nothing complicated. Why do most people join one (or at least want to)? Simple again – to save money. People are ‘trading’ for the service of babysitting instead of […]

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This is probably going to sound a bit unusual (to say the least) to you but I’ve really come to treasure the value, of one particular idea, that someone shared with me. So, what is that idea? Simply put – its taking the time out of our busy lives to make dates with ourselves! To […]

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Just in case you are wondering – I am not, definitely not – talking about Dating websites – no siree! I am talking about sites, that are run by single mums/parents, for single mums/parents and offering support of many different kinds. For instance, there’s a group I’ve come across called ‘Gingerbread’ (you can find them […]

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That’s right I’m single and a mum to one very beautiful son of just over 5. I’m not married and DON’T WANT TO BE either! Really, let me repeat that I’m single and a mum and I don’t want to be married. It has amazed me – I have found it relatively unbelievable as a […]

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