Apr
22
2014

Competition: Win A Family Ticket To Soul Dome

You can win a family ticket to Soul Dome at The Spring Fair at St. Annes Wells on the 17th May.

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Apr
17
2014

Single (Parent) In The City

Finding a partner is tough enough these days, especially in places like Brighton which are now largely consumed by uni students, hardcore party goers and commitment-phobe bachelors, but add being a single parent into the mix and it feels impossible. I’ve been single since my 2-year-old son was 6 weeks old and I finally feel ready to try to meet a decent guy for both me and my little man, and I’ve agreed to post […]

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Apr
17
2014

So You Didn’t Get Your First Choice School Place

"School Written In Kids Letters" by Stuart Miles

169 families applying for primary school places in September 2014 did not get any of their choices for their school place in Brighton & Hove.  17.5% of parents didn’t get their first choice. This morning some parents are no doubt reeling from the hand they’ve been dealt. So what do you do next? I spoke to Sophie, local mum and artist, who last year, was one of the parents whose world was sent into bedlam […]

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Apr
15
2014

Wall Of Fame: Zoe Bolechala, point to the window

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Recent mumpreneur, Zoe Bolechala 36, runs her bespoke curtain, blind and soft furnishing business point to the window from her home in Saltdean, Brighton. Tell us about your kids? I’m mum to two boisterous boys, Leo 4 and Jake 1, so life is full of noise and fun! Tell us about your partner/ family/ support network? My husband, Luke is very supportive – I’ve not had him making yet but he has been known to […]

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Apr
15
2014

Go Ape! with the family in the tree tops

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We got the chance to experience a Go Ape! tree top adventure at the brand new course in Black Park, near Uxbridge. Climbing, crossing, sliding and whooshing – everything kids relish but what about a parent with a fear of heights? Go Ape have parks across the U.K., the nearest to the Brighton area is in Crawley, West Sussex. Black Park in Buckinghamshire is a bit of a drive from this area but it is […]

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Apr
11
2014

Wall Of Fame: Claire Jacobs From The Single Parent Pessimist

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We welcome to the Hall of Fame, Claire Jacobs from Single Parent Pessimist: Claire Jacobs is a 29-year-old working single mum to her 2-year-old son, referred to as ‘Chunk’ in her blogs. Claire is a freelance journalist, sub-editor, copywriter and social worker (phew!) and writes two successful blogs in her (little) spare time. Confessions of a Single Parent Pessimist is aimed at giving an insight into single parenthood, as well as offering parenting tips and […]

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Apr
11
2014

EVENT: The Fairy Tale Fair Brighton

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The Fairy Tale Fair Brighton Saturday the 12th April 2014, 10.30am – 4pm. Patcham Methodist Church, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton. Handmade crafts, jewellery, Easter gifts, craft workshops, vintage tearoom, face painting, charity raffle & more. The Fairy Tale Fair is a whimsical themed craft fair in Brighton. After the success of it’s previous fairs The Fairy Tale Fair looks forward to the spring time Easter special! Why not fall down the rabbit hole and […]

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Apr
11
2014

Top 5 Tips for Making Time for YOUR Fitness

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Do you want to make exercise a regular part of your life? Are you pushed for time? I’m sorry to be blunt but you’ve just got to make time. Below are my top five tips for — moving heaven and earth perhaps — but for making time to look after yourself and your unique body. I’ve asked several Mums, with children of different ages (from 18 months to 13 years), exactly what they do to […]

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Apr
9
2014

Wall of Fame: Maggie Gordon-Walker

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Maggie is a bit of a local celebrity in the mum world herself. The chances are in Brighton, you will have come across her or one of her events, Big Sunday, Mothers Uncovered. That is why we are proud to have her as part of the BrightonMums.com team. She once met Rowan Williams at her mother’s ordination and tried to engage him in Archbishop and Actress banter. From that, you’ll deduce she’s a performer from […]

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Apr
7
2014

Artist open houses: take part in the arts!

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Workshops and events for all the family The Artists Open Houses festival will take place in Brighton and Hove and beyond over the four weekends of May. The biggest event of its kind in the UK, the festival will see around 200 houses and studio spaces across the city opening their doors to exhibit and sell the work of over 1,000 artists and makers. There will be plenty of opportunities to get hands on – […]

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