Single Parenting

I've been a single parent since January 2003 and ten years on we've not only survived but thrived. Being a single parent can be hard, there's no doubt about that but it gets easier with time. It's a bit like learning to ride a unicycle: harder than riding a two-wheeler but not impossible and ultimately very rewarding.

Over the past few years I've written about my personal experience of single parenting, and you can read them here:
6 things you should never say to a single parent

The one where I try not to offend single parents

Make it work for single parents

Our best ever children's parties on a tight budget

Managing your money as a single parent

Guest post: Being a single parent today

The good, the bad and the single parent

Guest post: Raising a child alone

Guest post: Confessions of a single mum

Running on empty

The positive side of raising children on your own

The art of assembling flat-pack furniture

How baked beans can become your best friend

Advice and support for single parents:


Join Gingerbread

One Space for Single Parents

Lone Parents UK

One Parent Families Scotland

Only Mums

Only Dads

Vivacious Mum

Relate for Parents

Netmums - Single parents

Confessions of a Single Mum

Relate for Parents website

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