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THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BEING A SOLO MUM

  ‘Things I love about being a solo mum’ is our new segment with real things that real mums love about flying solo. If you’ve got something you’ve come to cherish about being a solo mum, whether it’s serious or funny, light-hearted or a relief, let us know here so we can share.       […] Read more…

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A SOLO MUM?

What is the definition of a solo mum? Since my divorce, I’ve pondered this on many occasions. Are you still a solo mum if you’re dating? Are you still a solo mum if you re-partner but don’t live with your new partner? Does it magically happen when you decide to delve into the defacto arena […] Read more…

BLESS THIS MESS

In my early days of being a solo mum I was terrified of people judging me, of people whispering behind my back that I wasn’t coping or feeling sorry for me because of the new burden I had to carry being a mum on my own. I had wild imaginings of people leaving my home, […] Read more…

THE BALANCING ACT OF BEING A SOLO MUM

In my early days of life as a single mother, I often felt that if I got ahead in one area of my life (e.g. housework or cooking), then every other area would fall apart. One day in a mad panic to get washing done while giving my son some nappy-free time, I ran downstairs […] Read more…

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