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Faded Seaside Mama
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Parenting outside the mainstream in an English seaside town
Parenting outside the mainstream in an English seaside town

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Incredibly, this week it has been a whole year since I left my wife and I can finally say that time is a great healer. I can now really see the highs and lows of the situation which were difficult to judge as I tried to find my way through the absolute…

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Despite my best efforts, my children like nothing better than chips. Chips are just about the only thing they eat without a fuss. So when we were invited to try Beefeater’s new Autumn menu which claims to be the meatiest yet, but also offers unlimited…

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When I talk to a friend with boys, she tells me they have no real interest in what they wear and just let her dress them. Not so with little girls. They know what they want and nothing will stop them from having it their way. They are my independent…

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As the weather is turning colder now, trying to keep my outdoor loving children entertained proves more challenging, so this Big Book of Monster Fun has been a godsend. Filled with activities perfect for young children to enjoy. It is available to buy…

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When Bunny was born, I was determined to raise a girl not obsessed with pink, princesses, and fairies and for the first few years I did quite well. Then she started nursery and was introduced to the world of Disney Princesses by her new friends and I…

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Margate is all the rage these days. The Turner Centre and revitalisation of the Old Town kickstarted a cool that just won’t stop. The latest addition to the attractions has been the reopening of Dreamland, the seafront amusement park that was known in the…

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Golly! Where have we been?! Well, having summer fun mostly, while getting used to being a single mum. Leaving a job that made me miserable and starting up my own business too. But yes, the summer holidays happened and they were fab and busy. As I…

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I love camping. My kids love camping. Yet camping as a single parent with two small children felt like a challenge too far, even for me. However, we have a fantastic tent and invested in a great extension last summer so it seemed somewhat defeatist not to…

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I make the girls breakfast, put on a DVD and jump in the shower. As the water soaks my hair and body, I hear a scream. My instinct tells me to jump out of the shower and run to my children to check they’re not actually broken. My parenting experience…

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Today I dropped three year old Bear off at her mum’s for the last time. When I next see her, she will be four. I hate that I won’t be there when she wakes up on her birthday morning as I can imagine the excitement in her voice when she asks for the final…
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