2019-07-17

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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Primary School Homework – when it is not what you expect!

Back in the early days of primary school, when year six sats papers were a long way off and homework did not reduce both parent and child to floods of tears, we used to have some interesting topics come home from school.  Originally published by myself on my old blog, A Cupcake Mum, I have
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