Single Mother Stigma

This evening as I scrolled mindlessly through my personal Facebook account I read a post by a fellow single parent I know. She was tired from working full time and raising her kiddies, and obviously something had triggered her. So she posted about it. A blurty, raw post seemingly born from frustration and anger towards…

Single parent review of a trip to Center Parcs

My 10 year old daughter and I have just returned from our first trip to Center Parcs. We chose Elveden as it's only a couple of hours away in the car. Choosing to go in February half-term was a bit of a gamble weather-wise but we could not have been luckier: it was mild, it…

It’s party time! OO-AARR me hearties!

My little one turned ten recently (have I mentioned that yet?!) and I am sat here with a well deserved G&T after the whirlwind of throwing yet another birthday party. Over the years I have been asked lots - accompanied by looks of horror - about why I always choose to throw birthday parties at…

Single parent loneliness (sometimes)

  There's a lot of single parents about nowadays. I just don't seem to know many! I mean, if the media was to be believed us single mums are out there pushing out those babies like some kind of chain-smoking, dole-claiming, penis-riding takeover of respectable middle-England. To be fair the few single parents I know…