2019-12-04

A World of Fairytales

Today I watched Nanny McPhee with Doodle.  She absolutely loved it and sat there watching in amazement at this woman who was full of magic and able to fix a world of wrongs.  At the end, you know where the wedding is taking place and he almost marries the evil woman, but then Nanny McPhee
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To the man I thought I would never meet

A year ago I had grasped single life by both hands and I was owning it. I had resorted to the fact I was most likely going to be in the single dating pool for a while, I mean, who wants a plus size, single mum, crazy cat lady, who can’t eat most food because
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I’m sorry – Surviving Domestic Abuse

TRIGGER WARNING – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE I stayed for five years. I stayed with him for five, long, years. When I eventually managed to escape I did not know what the real world looked like. I was questioned by friends and family about why I put up with it? Why did I let it
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“Kill yourself!” Dealing with the fallout of internet trolls

Parenting doesn’t come with a manual. No one said it was easy and no one is always a 100% a perfect parent. Everyone makes mistakes and it’s normal, what isn’t normal is trying to shame parents for sharing their stories and hopefully making others realise that they are not alone. I recently featured on national
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What its like having an anti-vax mum – 39 years on

Growing up I was always sick. I was a sickly kid, I caught every bug going, and then some. My mum told me that I would have a good immune system when I was older as I had every cough and cold going. I had no idea about vaccinations or that illnesses like measles, mumps,
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Life Update – What’s the tea?

Yes, I know, I have not published in what seems like FOREVER! But, there have been good reasons. A lot has been happening here at The Motherhood HQ and it is only now that I can actually catch my breath slightly and sit down and let you know what’s been going on.  So here goes,
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Fortnite – The Game That Changed my Son

It was December 2017 when my son, Nathan, started playing Fortnite. I was fed up of the sitting room being hogged by video games on the Xbox that for his Christmas I redecorated his bedroom and moved the console into his room. I was recovering from being in hospital and having the sofa and TV
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Feeling Duped – When professionalism goes wrong

Content Warning This post contains topics of an adult nature (and I wonder why most of my search terms are about male genitalia!) I would like to make it clear I am not a prude. If you have read my blog before, met me in person or know of any of my hilarious dating fails,
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The reality of online dating

I have posted previously about some of the wonderful messages which I get from being single and having an active dating profile.  It is a daily occurrence that I get at least one random message which either makes no sense or is just down right perverted. I am not to be deterred though in my
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Being single and why that is ok for me

It turns out I am not everyone’s cup of tea. I don’t pretend to be something I am not and sometimes my honesty can get me into difficult situations. I am who I am and it has taken me some time and through a number of difficult times to actually come to love who I
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