Since I posted up about Donna and her online dating with eHarmony and my experience of online dating, I have had an email asking if there really are 'real blokes' on the dating sites and aren't they all after one thing. This sadly is sometimes the portrayal of finding love on the internet but it's not necessarily so. First off it would depend on which sites you use. You're much more likely to ... Read More about Are there really Real Men on dating sites?
So what does Donna tell us about first? In her first post, Donna talks ages. Donna is early 30's (and no I am not at all jealous of her. Those who are not regular readers, I was dragged kicking and screaming into my 40's a few weeks ago and didn't shut up winging about it) so dating someone who is 10 years younger and another who is a lot older is quiet a swing on the age pendulum. I don't want to ... Read More about Donna’s First Post at eHarmony
When I heard that Donna Air had teamed up with eHarmony to talk about her online dating quest to find a perfect partner, I'm afraid my first response was a fit of giggles. Why would a gorgeous successful woman need to use online dating to find a partner? But then I got thinking on it, actually its quiet a smart move. For those of you who haven't a clue who she is or too young to know who she is, ... Read More about Donna Air is Blogging at eHarmony
[box type="info"] There has been an update to the proposed changes to the CSA, basically they are going ahead. To find out more try the interactive post on Gingerbread. [/box] Letters are being sent out to single parents in Britain telling them about the changes. Talking about the csa is never a fun conversation piece and especially now it's causing a storm with new change ... Read More about Proposed Changes to CSA
E Harmony attacks the online dating scene a bit differently. Instead of letting you loose on the searching and unearthing, E Harmony sends you a daily list of profiles selected for you. The idea being that you filled out all the forms and ticked the relevant boxes and they do all the matching and hard work. If you want a good old nose around then this site might not be the right one for you. They ... Read More about E Harmony Review
They may have annoying adverts on TV at the moment. You know the one where the girl walks into a music shop and starts playing on the keyboard and a strange young man (who in my view would benefit from a hair cut) starts joining in...I like old movies...tra la la.... ... Read More about Match.com Review
If there is one thing I like is trying something new now couple that with something I do a lot of, clothes washing, and it's no wonder I greeted the postman like an excitable puppy last week. Netmums had arranged for a supply of Simply Pure washing tab to be delivered to me to give them a whirl and put them through their paces. ... Read More about Review – Simply Pure
I no longer tick the boxes 'in thirties'. I am officially in my forties. Well ok bit over dramatic but I was 40 yesterday. Apparently now my life starts. So does that mean all that before doesn't count or was just a practise? ... Read More about Sod it, I’m 40
I am often asked what the hardest part of parenting is. For me it's not the lack of hours in the day as whatever I don't get done today will be still sitting there tomorrow. Nor is it the forever tiredness as I know at the end of the day they will go to sleep and I can too. It's not any of those things for me. For me it's the letting my children learn by doing. I don't mean give them a box of ... Read More about Letting Them Learn by Doing
For me the dawning of being a Real Parent was no eureka moment, no life changing experience complete with fireworks like they have in the films. It was a slow realisation that the so called perfect mum never actually existed. I had read every anti-natal book available, waded through all the baby books and yet once I was left alone with my first baby to change its first nappy I was a blubbering ... Read More about Being a Real Parent
Being a single parent uses up every ounce of your juggling skills and if you missed the juggling classes you soon get a crash course in the art of doing 6 things at once as well as more worrying than humanly possible for one person. One of the things that I really worried over, and still do, is my parenting style. Not the designer gear sort of style complete with matching accessories but more the ... Read More about Parenting Styles – Do you Sugar Coat or Tell Them As It Is?
Being on income support as I was working under 16 hours and my youngest now ten, I was called into the Job Centre to update my details. The recent changes mean I can no longer be on income support, but this was no hardship as my work is getting busier and can now switch to being over 16hours a week. ... Read More about Job Centres – Lone Parent Advisor Error