Hi!! I’m Julia
Welcome to the Single Mother Survival Guide website! I’m really happy you found me 🙂
I’m guessing you’re on this website as you’re about to be, or already are, a single mother. Don’t despair. I know how you feel, and you’re not alone.
I became a single mum when my baby was 2 months old. She’s now 4. I’ll be honest, it wasn’t an easy road, and it took me a good couple of years to get my life back on track, but I did it! And you know what? I am happy. In fact, I am extremely happy… I’ve never been happier. And if you’re not already, you will get there too!
Yes, at first it can be challenging. It’s certainly an adjustment emotionally, physically, mentally and logistically. But most single mothers who have got through the first year or two of being a single parent are absolutely loving life, extremely happy, and have their life under control. And YOU will be there soon too!
The short and (sometimes not so) sweet
I live in Sydney, Australia.
I’m 34, and my daughter is 4 going on 14. She is a little lady with attitude.
I have a background in psychology and life coaching, and an engineering degree (mining engineering, to be specific).
I love to travel, though sadly haven’t done as much of it as I’d like to since my daughter was born. We do go away on a lot of trips and weekends away though which is fun.
I love food (cooking and eating) and wine.
I go to the gym 4 days a week, and swim once a week (mainly for my mental health than anything else).
The beach is my favorite place in the whole world, and I love being out in the sun and in (or on) the water 😎☀️
The most important things in the world to me are my family, and my friends.
I was filmed for a segment on a footy show I won’t name, about speed dating (one of my more cringe-worthy moments).
I love to have dance offs in the house with my daughter.
If I have to watch Frozen one more time, I think I’m going to flip.
(I just copied and pasted this from my Tinder profile. KIDDING!!!)
Let me tell you a story about how Single Mother Survival Guide came about…
When I became a single parent in 2013 I felt such a range of emotions. I felt despair, shame, and like a failure. I felt as though I’d let everybody down (especially my daughter). No one dreams of being a single mum. No one says “when I grow up I want to be a single mother #lifegoals”. But what I felt the most was that I was completely alone.
Obviously I knew I wasn’t the only one going through it, but I didn’t really know any single parents with babies. I tried to find books to read about single parenting, and there really wasn’t a lot out there. The most I could find was the odd chapter in a parenting book.
I desperately wanted to connect with women who had been through the same thing. So the first thing I did was create a mothers group for single mums in my local area. There are now over 300 mums in that group. Through that I got quite involved in the single mum community and as the years went on, and after I healed, I realised that I LOVED connecting with women who had just become single mums. I loved helping them. They were always so relieved when they found my mother’s group because they too had felt alone.
It doesn’t matter how many friends or family you have, at the end of the day you crave talking to people who have been through the same thing.
If you want to hear more about how I became a single mum, have a listen to my introductory Podcast episode by clicking on the little triangle below. Just so you know, I do swear a couple of times in this episode, if you are listening around children.
My passion for helping single mums had started and from there I wanted to help single mums not only in my area, but on a national, and even a global scale. So that’s why I started Single Mother Survival Guide.
I am so excited that now I can connect with YOU, and help you on your path to settling into life as a single mother, creating a happier life, having a fresh start and taking control of the next chapter of your life!
I am genuinely passionate about helping single mums get back on track and feel supported, and not alone. I aim to inform you on relevant single mother issues, support you on your journey, inspire you, and motivate you to create the happy single mum life that I’m sure you want.
What can Single Mother Survival Guide do for YOU?
As well as providing a community for single mothers, and providing informative, honest and inspirational content through my website, blog, podcast, and social media; I am shortly launching an online course for single mothers, and it’s something that I REALLY wished had been available to me when I became a single mum. I am super dooper excited about this!
It gives mums the tools that they need to get life back on track in a really supportive environment.
AND I’m also launching one for single dads, because I think they often get overlooked.
These courses are very non-threatening, and really fun. You will be informed, inspired, motivated and supported the whole way though, and you will be able to connect with other single parents through it too.
If you’d like to register your interest for one of the online courses, please fill out this form.
Mentoring for Single Parents
I currently have three different mentoring programs available for single parents. You can find out more about these here.
Julia Hasche is a blogger, podcast host, author and mentor for single parents. She became a single mother in 2013 when her daughter was just a few months old, and created Single Mother Survival Guide in 2016 to assist newly single mothers in all things they may need to know about. It aims to inform single mothers on relevant issues, support single mothers on their journey, inspire them, and motivate them to create the happy single mother life that they want, by providing a community for single mothers, and providing honest and inspirational content through her website, blog, podcast, and social media. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her daughter.
Get to know me and check out my top posts
- 17 Reasons Why Being a Single Mum is Awesome.
- 9 Reasons Why You Need to Find Your Single Mum Tribe.
- A Holiday Diary – a Single Mum and a Toddler.
- My Daughter’s Father Stayed With Me For 6 Days. Here’s What Happened….
- The Worst Part About Being a Single Parent: Saying Goodbye.
- What To Do If Your Ex Won’t Sign a Passport Application For Your Child.
- 10 New Habits For a Single Mum To Implement in 2017
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I am SO happy to have you as part of the tribe! I hope you get a lot out of it 🙂
Julia has been a rock in the 12-18 months of my very shaky relationship. There have been many times I’ve messaged her to say it’s all over and then 2 days later we are trying again. I’m still sorting out my relationship and whether or not it’s finished, but there’s been no judging on Julia’s side. She’s been there responding to my hysterical rambling messages and even called me to talk through my fears and concerns about being a single mum. I’m not sure where the future will take me, every morning I wonder if it’s time to take the leap and join an amazing tribe and show my sons that women are strong and powerful. But I know that Julia will support me no matter what I do, and will (hopefully) always be there to pick me up, wipe the dirt off and get me back on my way again.
The Single Mothers Survival Guide is a must for women who need support and guidance. Julia (founder) is a positive and inspirational woman who is dedicated to helping others survive through parenthood. Not only this, but she goes above and beyond to provide answers to questions that any parent would want to know… but may not have the resources to ask. I encourage anyone to follow her podcast and social media, and of course get in touch. She is a friendly, warm and clever woman.
C. O Australia
I’m writing to gush and goss about just how effing fabulous you are and to THANKYOU(!!!!!!!) for saving my sleep and my sanity these past few weeks!! If not for you I would be an even bigger sleep deprived and über depressed zombie… I feel so validated and satiated when I hear you repeating back to me the positive affirmations of my newfound situation… you’ll never know how much you’ve done for me xxxxx.
Single Mother Survival Guide gives me a practical perk-me-up on days when I need it most. I love the podcast interviews with real personalities most because it goes back to the core of who we all are – mothers who are trying their darnedest to make a life for their kids so that they don’t have to recover from their childhood. Thank you Julia for giving us a voice and sharing your heart.
D. G Australia
You are amazing – and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support at the moment. You’ve helped me so much in the last few weeks and I don’t think I could’ve got through it without you.