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Seven Ways To Look After Your Health When The Kids Are With Their Dad

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Seven Ways To Look After Your Health When The Kids Are With Their Dad

I am just at the tail end of another week without my daughter whilst she is with her dad. Regular readers (or listeners to my podcast) will know that it doesn’t happen all that frequently. But approximately every two months my daughter will have a week with her dad. Our daughter is starting school next month, so the routine will change and it will mainly be school holidays from here on in.Continue Reading →

8 new commitments for you as a single mum to make in 2018

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As a single mum, it can be hard to find time to do what YOU want to do, to work on your own goals, and to have time to yourself. Our own health and well-being often comes second place to that of our children.

A great way to start the year is to make some commitments for the year. Making commitments is great because you are making a firm decision, and a promise to yourself that might even help toward reaching your bigger goals.Continue Reading →

To The Single Mum At Christmas

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To The Single Mum At Christmas

Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of year, right? It’s the time of year that is supposed to be about happy children, love, celebrations, family, friends, food… For the kids it sometimes seems it is only about the presents… But Christmas can be very hard on single mums (and single dads too).

Christmas can be a time of reflection and reminiscing about past happy times (or maybe not so happy times). It can be a time of sadness, a time of loneliness, a time of guilt… Have I failed my children? Have I let them down? Could I have done more?Continue Reading →

A letter to my daughter as she finishes day care

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A letter to my daughter as she finishes day care.

To my darling daughter,

Wow, I cannot believe that you have finished day care. Forever!! It is the end of a chapter and the start of an exciting new one.

When you were a baby, leaving day care felt a lifetime away. It was something I didn’t have to think about. But now I do. We are here. Today. Now.

The end of a chapter is always a time of reflection for me. As I look back on the last three and a half years you have spent at your day care, it makes me smile.Continue Reading →