Sky Studios Tour

    It’s Easter weekend (yay!) … but I still have to work (boo!). However, I took the executive decision to take some time off and actually go out and do something with Dexter today. As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ve been feeling quite overwhelmed with the whole ‘being a single parent’ thing and […]

Mother’s Day without a Mum

  Mother’s Day is always a bittersweet occasion for me, a motherless child. This year, I feel blessed to have both of my children with me on Mother’s Day and it means everything to me.   I read a very personal article today by a woman called Tanya and it was about what losing a […]

The Parenting Rage

    I can’t remember the last time I got The Rage. I am probably the most laidback parent I know, preferring a quiet life over one of turbulence. If there’s one thing my last relationship taught me it’s that I won’t live the rest of my life in an atmosphere of tension and discord.   […]

Are All Single Mums Looking For A New Dad For Their Kids?

    Do you remember a blog post I wrote last week about a guy from a dating site that felt he could only date me if I kept my children very separate from him? I’ve been turning that around and around in my head all week, trying to make sense of it. I have […]

Smokefree Homes & Cars Campaign – My Story

  As I drove Dexter to school this morning, we got stuck in the usual traffic jam. Good times. As I looked to my right, I noticed a man stood outside his front door, dragging deeply on a cigarette, shivering away in his slippers. (Thankfully, he was fully dressed.)  It then struck me … this […]

Secondary School Decision

    After yesterday’s blog post, I thought it would be a good idea to do a follow-up post today.   We didn’t get our first choice of secondary school. Nor did we get our second choice. We got our third choice.   I am still struggling to process it. I know first hand how […]

Will We Get Our No.1 Secondary School Choice?

  It is very stressful at Chez Sutton today and it’s only 11am. Fellow parents of 10 and 11-year-olds will know the pain I’m going through today because we find out whether we were successful in our number one choice of secondary school for Dexter.   There is only one school I want him to go […]