About Me

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I am a social worker, freelance journalist and sub-editor. Most importantly, I'm a single parent to my gorgeous little boy, who I call Chunk. In my spare time I write my own blogs (The Pregnant Pessimist, Confessions of a Single Parent Pessimist and Tall, Curvy Mumma). Within social work, I currently assess foster carers and kinship carers.
 
Currently working on an e-book.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Confessions of a Single Parent Pessimist- My New Blog!


I have finally gotten around to starting the next chapter of my Pregnant Pessimist blog, which I have titled, 'Confessions of a Single Parent Pessimist'.

This is a blog about my experiences and feelings of my life as a single parent to my beautiful little man, Chunk. I became a single parent when Chunk was 6 weeks old, and have done literally everything (financially, emotionally and practically) for him ever since, and am still alive to tell the tale!

I call myself a single parent pessimist, purely because I am blunt, honest and realistic: something many optimists out there would only describe as pessmistic :)

Nothing I write is to offend, it is purely a blog that enables me to vent and offload, and to reflect on my achievements and failures in the wonderful, but scary, world of parenting, and parenting alone at that.
To view the blog, click here.

Please share it with your parent friends, and all feedback is always welcome :)

Friday, 23 November 2012

I've created Brighton Single Parent Dating!!!!

I have created a new group on Facebook!

Single parent or happy to date one?

Join this group if you live in Sussex (UK) and if there is enough interest, there will be singles events for single parents and those willing to date single parents.

 Feel free to post event ideas, and all ages over 18 welcome!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/brightonsingleparentdating/


 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

BevenTEEN Bulletin Easter Edition Out Now!

The latest BB edition has now been uploaded to our BB blog and Flickr.

I edited and designed this edition, and the young volunteers wrote articles on various things including the Amex Stadium, film reviews and World War 2.

To see it on the BBblog, click here, and to see it on Flickr, click here.

Happy Reading!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Xmas Edition of BevenTEEN Bulletin now here!

Yes it's already that time of year again, and my young people's writing group have written another edition of the BevenTEEN Bulletin.
I edited and designed the content and pages, and even added a little Xmas recipe of my own!

To view the latest edition, click here

Sunday, 18 September 2011

I have a new blog! The Pregnant Pessimist

A work colleague inspired me to write a new blog based on my pregnancy, because people have noticed that I am not your typical pregnant woman!

I have not found it easy, and want women to know the truth of what it can be like, so they are more prepared than I was!

I would appreciate any feedback, and also other women's pregnancy experiences on there, so feel free to comment!

Click here to see my new blog. enjoy!

Latest edition of BevenTEEN Bulletin, edited and designed by moi!

October edition of BB is now up online.
Have had to use Flickr to show it, as Blogger seems to no longer let you enlarge pictures to read the text :(

To view the latest edition, click here.