The truth about being a single mum on Mother’s Day

The truth about being a single mum on Mother’s Day

Right, today we’re talking Mother’s Day. A touchy subject for single mums everywhere. Because being a single mum on Mother’s Day can feel anything but special. In fact, it can be downright depressing. So this Sunday, I’ll be drinking a toast to all you fabulous single mums […]


8 quick mood boosters for when everything SUCKS!

8 quick mood boosters for when everything SUCKS!

What do you do to turn things around when everything sucks? Do you have any go-to mood boosters? I think every mum, and ESPECIALLY single mums, needs a few fail-safe self-care tools to fall back on in a slump. Because they happen. A lot. There’s no shame in […]


It’s time to say NO to working nine-to-five

It’s time to say NO to working nine-to-five

Tomorrow it’s International Women’s Day. This post is a call-to-arms for equality in the workplace – #BeBoldForChange. When I returned to work after I had my daughter, I decided to work part-time. I was demoted. My responsibilities were slashed and a childless colleague with very little communications experience was given […]


February 2017 Income Report – £2184

February 2017 Income Report – £2184

Here’s my income report for February 2017. Why am I publishing income reports? I know it’s been done to death but I want to be totally honest about the realities of self-employment as a single mother. Total transparency means getting down to brass tacks about what I’m […]


5 awesome single mum blogs to bookmark today!

5 awesome single mum blogs to bookmark today!

I’ve already written about one of my fictional single mum mentors, Lorelai Gilmore. But thankfully there are also real life single mums I look to for inspiration, and understanding. Regular single mums like you or I or also happen to be trailblazers making their mark on the blogging […]


11 reasons to LOVE being a single mum

11 reasons to LOVE being a single mum

Being a single mum gets a tonne of bad press. We’re more likely to live in poverty, have mental health problems, be isolated, suffer from stress, and so on, and so on. It can get very depressing. We’re also often on the receiving ends of pitying looks […]