• Single Parent Pessimist is 10 Years Old

    13th April 2023

    Last week I got a calendar notification that said ’10 years of Single Parent Pessimist’ and nearly fainted. How can a decade fly by like that?!

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    #ChooseToChallenge: International Women’s Day 2021

    8th March 2021

    It’s International Women’s Day today, which at times is controversial. Many times I’ve heard some men sarcastically ask when their day is (November, actually) but this day isn’t to make us seem above them.

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  • Chunk’s First Week At Nursery…

    9th April 2014

    What a week it has been! I now get this thing called ‘free time’ three mornings per week, and I still haven’t quite worked out how to just relax during that time (as you can see I’m writing this when I should just chill). Chunk started nursery last week, and it went incredibly well. We…

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  • Sunshine = Smiles!

    13th March 2014

    Isn’t it mad how a little bit of sunshine can completely change your mood and outlook? This week has been the first week of sunshine this year, and the first day it shone I, amongst everyone else in Sussex no doubt, spent most of it outside and in a very good mood. Just feeling that…

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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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  • Fancy Nominating Me?!

    26th February 2014

    Amazingly I have been contacted on Twitter a few times this week by the famous MAD Blog Awards to inform me this blog and my pregnancy blog have been nominated for quite a few awards! So far I’ve been nominated for Most Innovative Blog MAD Blog of the Year Best New Blog Best MAD Blog…

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    The Tantrum From Hell…HELP!

    17th July 2013

    I only worked a half-day today, and had spent a lovely morning with my son; – We went to a playgroup, saw Nanny and then I went to work. But whilst I was away somebody swapped my child for the spawn of Satan!

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  • Sleep..what’s that again?

    1st June 2013

    The words of Hamlet; “To sleep, perchance to dream” are so apt right now it’s untrue! I miss sleep SO much and I’m starting to feel the zombie, tell-tale signs of sleep deprivation that were constant in the first four months of Chunk’s life. For the last few days, Chunk seems to not want to…

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  • I survived the first week of work, and so did Chunk!

    9th May 2013

    It’s hard to believe that I have already completed my first week back at work, but I am glad I made it alive! On the first day I was greeted in the morning by Chunk having wet the entire bed, and amazingly I didn’t kick off due to needing to get to work on time.…

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  • Rainy Day Hell…

    14th April 2013

    I don’t know if it’s the same for everyone else, but cold, rainy days are my idea of a nightmare these days! My son seems to get cabin fever very quickly, and if he doesn’t get fresh air he becomes a smaller, more annoying version of Taz the Tasmanian Devil; Remember the scenes when Taz…

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