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Receiving Emotional Support as a Solo Parent

For many of us, deciding to become a solo parent is a massive decision for a variety of different reasons. One of those factors is often, questioning whether we'll be able to cope solo. There are a few different aspects of what being able to cope is made up of....

2 lessons that have helped me thrive as a solo mum

When I made the decision to pursue solo motherhood I realised that to thrive as a solo mum, I must wholeheartedly embrace this path. There was no room to question my decision, or to wish things were different. If I was going to do this, I needed to do it with 100%...

Top Tips for Attending Antenatal Classes Solo

One of the most common questions I get asked by prospective solo mums is whether I would recommend attending an antenatal class alone.   I will admit, it is one of the things I felt uncharacteristically anxious about. In the UK, we have NCT classes and I...

Why I gravitate towards ‘happy families’

I've read many blogs aimed at single parents that advise you to avoid situations where you'll bump into 'happy families'. This recommendation is to prevent you feeling upset by seeing other people happy in their family unit. The most recent one I read stated:...

How I’ve decided to tackle my loneliness in 2019

'Let's be lonely together, a little less lonely together' Rita Ora   I'm a solo mum to an 11 month old daughter, Daisy. I’ve just got back from a lovely weekend away with my daughter,  visiting my friends in London and I feel lonely. It took me 6 hours door to...

Why don’t you just have a one night stand?

I recently read a great post by Alice Rose called 'Think! What not to say' and her campaign #twnts. This campaign is about what not to say to people who are struggling with their fertility. It got me thinking that some of the advice is relevant for solo mums, but...

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