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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Single (Parent) In The City: My New Monthly Feature for BrightonMums.com

After my fun journey of #3dates3mths dating recently, BrightonMums.com have now asked me to write a monthly feature about my dating experiences as a single parent.

Single (Parent) In The City will feature details of my love life (or lack of), as well as give me space to talk about my views on dating in general. Knowing me, I will find more weird ways to find dates, like the veggie dating and safari dating events I went to recently!

My first post has been published on their site, and can be seen here.

Let me know what you think, and if you have any ideas of what I can try before next month's post it would be much appreciated!

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Homemade Easter Gifts For My Boys

This is the first Easter that Chunk really understands things such as hunting for eggs and of course eating chocolate, so thought I would make it a bit more special for him and my nephew Curly.

Due to being broke, I went to good old Poundland and found Easter baskets, yellow straw-like paper, some colour-in bunnies and plastic eggs.

I loaded the baskets up with the straw, a £1 Easter egg I got from Asda, DVDs, face paints and the colour-in bunnies.
 
Once the boys get their baskets tomorrow, they will have fun emptying them to play with all their treats, and then the baskets will be used to do a little egg hunt in Nanny's garden. I found a free leaflet in Sainsbury's this week that had cut out eggs for kids easter hunts, so I will cut these out and place them around the garden. I will also use the plastic eggs I bought and fill them with chocolate mini eggs and plant these too.

Chunk did a similar hunt at a play group recently and loved going around the playground trying to find as many paper eggs as he could for his basket, which gave me the idea!

I have also baked a mini egg brownie, as I came across the recipe on Baked Potato Mummy and wanted to give it a try.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Mummy Downtime: Online Gaming!

I don't know about you, but since having Chunk, I have found it really difficult to just switch my brain off...ever.

I have gone from being one of the laziest women known to man, to a girl that cannot cope with sitting still for five minutes without scrawling through a mental checklist of things that need to be done. 

I think it's because when Chunk was a tiny baby, I quickly got into the habit of using whatever five minute naps he would have to get things done, such as showering, prepping dinner etc, as otherwise he wouldn't allow me to get it done. As he's got older, and more lively, this has carried on, because he now rarely naps at all (sob) so every spare minute is used on doing things I can't do when he's around. 

It's turned me into an OCD freak that cannot just switch off, and after two years of this I've decided to try to find ways to get some mummy downtime.