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singlemotherontheverge

When I started this blog I lived on a council estate in South Manchester with an avid activist. After a rather big shouting festival one evening, he left taking the organic toothpaste with him. Now I live in a communal single parent household with my son Jack. I was single for months... but now...
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Service promise by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Hello people, If you've emailed me asking for me to add links, or about one thing or the other, etc. and  I haven't acted upon it...sorry.  I don't mean ... Read on »
I went window shopping... by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It wouldn't fit in my handbag so I left it there and ran and all I got was this lousy photo. Personally, I think I look so much happier in a conv ... Read on »
It's a Mum's World by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting From this ... A winning game of rugby To this... "Mum. Please can you have it washed and aired for the morning? ... Read on »
Cameron the Child Catcher by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting David Cameron Whips More Children There's an article in the Daily Mirror that caught my eye (OK, I admit I bought it because I wanted to read about Kati ... Read on »
On Report by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The boy is back from school. He maintains a very nonchalant approach to education; he just does it and doesn't stress. I want him to work hard, work hard, but he won't join ... Read on »
Happy New Year by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Happy New Year 2011. I'm really looking forward to life in 2011 and I hope you are too. January is so great. All that new beginning business... I turned 33 on Decemb ... Read on »
Teen Wolf by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Teen Wolf 3 MTV For a while I was worried about what my role as mother would be now that Jack isn't so much of a little boy.  He's at high school, and o ... Read on »
Normal service will resume by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A Room with a View Hello peeps, Been absent as I was away for a week in my favourite place ever minus email, phone, Internet. Anything and everythi ... Read on »
The Art of Conversation by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last night as Jack was sitting at the kitchen table I thought I'd enlighten him with the reason for my current lack of spark 'As I lay in bed this morning,' I began. 'It ... Read on »
An education by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The other day I had the pleasure of minding my 7 year-old nephew because it was a teacher training day (why did this not happen during the standard holidays?). My neph ... Read on »
One Day by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last night I stayed up through the hours finishing David Nicholls' novel . It was a perfect stormy night for reading and the endless rain and dribble of water outside in th ... Read on »
The Two Marias by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Image from coronationstreet.wikia.com On Friday night Nancy, Emmeline and I sat on my bed watching Coronation Street and eating dinner off our laps. ... Read on »
What they talk about when they talk about money by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I went to teach yesterday afternoon; ah poetry. T'was a lovely afternoon. Keats. Sweet. On the way there I listened to Radio 4: the debate was about cuts, cuts, cuts, a ... Read on »
Little rays by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We looked around the International Anthony Burgess Foundation  and then made our way through the back streets of Manchester, past the BBC. Such a beautiful day, yet so ... Read on »
Head, shoulders, knees and toes by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Avoid Forget Want Toga We breakfasted at Cornerhouse . Beneath the table our knees touched as we flicked through the newspapers. I wasn't reading, as su ... Read on »
Yes. Time to go back. by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I found myself on the old estate where we used to live. It was a grey day and I suppose my memories weren't helped by the rain. I watched a woman come out of her house ... Read on »
Bad Birthday Girl by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Dear Dillon, Best friend,   now hater of the Roberts. I am so very, very sorry I forgot to say Happy Birthday on your Birthday. The thing is, you're not o ... Read on »
A stuck record by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting By 6.30am this morning Jack was showered, fully dressed in his uniform, and had eaten his breakfast. I know he's enjoying school - but he doesn't start until 9am. I'm findi ... Read on »
Another country by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We were up early this morning. Jack is taking part in a charity run and so he went to school dressed in my clothes. He wore a printed dress, bright socks and trainers. Now ... Read on »
The Big Society by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Living under a Conservative-Liberal government is starting to feel a little confusing. The messages that come out of Cameron's mouth are so different to what I've heard bef ... Read on »