• Leaving An Emotionally/Mentally Abusive Relationship and Moving On

    25th July 2017

    It’s been a tough few months, and if I’m honest with myself it’s been a tough year. As you know I got into a relationship with a much older man more than 18 months ago and it was my first serious relationship since my son’s dad.

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  • 11 Dating Tips For Single Parents

    26th January 2017

    Getting back into the dating game after taking some time out can be hard, especially for single parents. The creator of The Love Life Agency, Charlotte Lewis, has been kind enough to share with Single Parent Pessimist her useful tips for us single parents to get back into the dating game; Some of the most…

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  • The Single Parent May Be Single Once Again

    7th July 2016

    Are you surprised? I doubt it, this is me after all; Queen of car-crash relationships. Jokes and sarcasm aside, I’m heartbroken. I’m embarrassed and I’m very, very low. We haven’t broken up because we don’t care about each other or because one of us has done something to break the trust.  We have broken up…

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  • Nan 1 – Alzheimer’s 0

    30th January 2016

    Yesterday was a good day for my nan and I cannot tell you how grateful I am that I chose that day to visit her. Things seem to have deteriorated a lot since her diagnosis a few months ago to the point where she is accepting a lot more help (thankfully) but she is also…

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  • So I’m Finally in a Relationship…

    19th January 2016

    I never thought I’d be writing this kind of post, because after three years of being single I’d pretty much resigned myself to being single for good (which is not a bad thing I hasten to add!). A couple of months ago I was contacted by a local journalist who wanted a quote about the…

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  • Sponsor My Skydive for Alzheimer’s!

    17th January 2016

    Me and My Nan Late 2015 my amazing grandmother, Margaret Hammond, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, which is a very cruel form of Dementia and known as ‘The Long Goodbye’ for a good reason. Once diagnosed unfortunately no support has been offered to inform my family of what to expect or how to help support my…

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  • Single Parent Dating in the City: My Rant and Contentment

    30th May 2015

    I’m at quite a good stage of my life at the moment where I have finally gotten to the stage where I genuinely am not bothered if I ever get into another relationship again. You may roll your eyes and think ‘yeah right’ but it’s actually true. I feel content.  That’s something I don’t think…

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  • Single (Parent) In The City: My New Monthly Feature for BrightonMums.com

    19th April 2014

    After my fun journey of #3dates3mths dating recently, BrightonMums.com have now asked me to write a monthly feature about my dating experiences as a single parent. Single (Parent) In The City will feature details of my love life (or lack of), as well as give me space to talk about my views on dating in…

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  • “I Lub You Mummy” – I’m So Proud!

    1st March 2014

    It always makes me feel so warm and fuzzy when my two year old nephew says “Love you Cwaire” (yes he thinks its a “w” at the moment) and I’ve been waiting for the day that Chunk says it… AND HE FINALLY HAS! Last night we were just cuddling on the sofa, winding down for…

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  • Returning to the Dating Game as a Parent…

    7th September 2013

    I’m at a very weird stage of my life right now, as I finally feel ready to be with someone again (oh how I miss sofa snuggles, bedtime cuddles and an adult to talk to and make me cups of tea in the evening!), but the thought of returning to the dating game petrifies me. I keep…

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