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.   […]

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 […]

Healthier Drinks for Kids – With Brita Water

  Dexter is a growing tween and boy, don’t I know it. He has always had a healthy appetite shall we say, but the one thing he loves more than anything at the moment (apart from burgers obvs) are smoothies and fruit juices.   Thankfully, he has never liked Coke, but I allow him the […]

Dating | When A Man Doesn’t Want Children

    I thought it was time for a dating update. Things have been quiet. Very quiet. I am out of the habit of dating, nor have I had the inclination to bother. I check my messages on the free dating site perhaps once a day, in the hope that my preconceptions about the site […]

The Echo of Mum

  I was searching for a specific old photo of me yesterday because I’m involved in a really fun project with Boohoo.com (more of that in another post.)  It was so lovely reminiscing.  The fashion, THE HAIR … the photos of my Mum who I miss dearly.   This photo jumped out at me for several […]

Bonfire Night Safety

  Our family have always been huge fans of Bonfire Night. I’m not really fussed about Halloween, and Easter is fine, but that’s basically because CHOCOLATE … but I LOVE Bonfire Night. It’s a real throwback to my childhood because it’s an event that my Dad always put on for us.   We are very […]