What Not to say to Single Parents

Every once in a while, one of my married friends will tell me that they are “single parenting” for the week. Their partner is away, working, and they’re in charge. Friends, that is not single parenting. I love that you’re trying to relate, or find common ground. But please stop. So,… View Post

The One Where I End up on Newsnight

You might have caught a report in the news yesterday about a “tsunami of family breakdown” heading our way – because apparently 1m children are living in a man desert thanks to their single Mothers, who fail to provide them with decent male role models. The Centre for Social Justice, a… View Post

Single Parenting. Not better or worse. Just different.

There’s a lot of chat about single parents in the blogosphere at the moment. Notsupermum and Rosie Scribble have written eloquently on the upsides of solo parenting, while MyShitty20s is talking openly about the downsides. I’ll admit – I've been trying to write a post for days but struggled to… View Post