Being Bitch-Slapped by Love

I’ve been thinking about love lately. As you do. Specifically I’ve been thinking about why so many women get sucked into the notion that True Love – the sort with capital letters and everything – should be hard work. That the more tears are shed, and sleepless nights wasted, the… View Post

What’s it like to be a single parent?

I was reading this post over at Not Supermum yesterday about the differences between single parenting and married/partnered-up parenting, and it got me thinking. I’ve always said on this blog that single parenting isn’t a competition. I’m not getting into a stupid “my life is harder than your life” debate… View Post

MAD Blog Awards Outstanding Blogger of the Year

As some of you may know, my company organises the MAD Blog Awards for UK parent blogs. It’s an increasingly big and complicated business – this year we received more than 60,000 nominations in three weeks for thousands of UK parent blogs, writing about everything from food to technology, politics… View Post

Dear Movie Fan…

Here’s the thing: I LOVE films. There’s something magical to me about getting caught up in a story on film, especially in a darkened cinema, with the sound all around you, and nobody to interrupt you and break your concentration. TV box-sets are another guilty pleasure. I’m not picky when… View Post