The Dorset Divorcee

The Dorset Divorcee
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Forty something divorced single mother of a teen and a tween with a grumpy old spaniel thrown into the mix. I’m blogging to remind myself and others like me that divorce and single parenthood are not the end of the world! Before having children I had a happy career in TV production. Since having children I have been an aspiring yummy mummy, a reluctant single mummy, an ever hopeful entrepreneur and a freelancer in a variety of roles.
Post-40 Bloggers - woman, tape measure and pizza
I had itchy eyes when I finished reading this post. Unlike Clare, I didn't begin my yoyo adventure with diets in childhood, but when I was 34 and my first husband baldly declared "You really need to stop eating, you're getting fat". Less than a year later I had...
Stressed woman
This post speaks to those times when no amount of To Do Lists and running around faster than we did last week can out-list or out-run that sometimes feeling of it all being, well, too much. I find bottling up these feelings in denial work for a very short time before...
The Good Girl, Fiona Neill
I love reading, it offers total escapism and is a godsend to those of us who battle with mild insomnia and have many long night hours to fill. When a copy of Fiona Neills new book “The Good Girl” popped through my letterbox, courtesy of the Mumsnet Bloggers Network, I was doubly...
Lonely single parent
Clare's post is striking in its lucid honesty about the loneliness holidays can bring for some single parents. Having just emerged from the Easter holidays (long Easter holidays?), it's natural to assume all parents will be busy with the business of all of that. The reality for separated families is that one...