Single Parent Round-up: Staying single & strong

single parent round-upThis month I?ve been on the hunt for some new single parent bloggers; I?ve a feeling there are a lot more of you out there than those I follow! If you?re a single parent blogger, make yourself known! 

First up, a post from Natasha Shingles, who is thinking about her life growing up without a dad, and the decision many single mothers face about allowing their ex partners to see their children. This one really struck a chord with me as I know from experience how hard it is to decide to cut off contact.

Hannah from Hannah Spannah has been a little quiet lately as she?s been on a training course. She?s retraining to find a job after being Mummy for a while. It?s a time of great change for Hannah, who?s always worked in childcare ? but also very exciting as she is hopefully looking to pastures new in the near future.

I adore this post from Amy at Full Time Family Time about choosing to stay single. I?ve lost count of the number of times people have said to me, ?you?ll meet someone soon!? as if all single parents are just sitting there, hanging out for the next big relationship to come along. Is it so strange that we might be happier on our own than paired off with whoever crosses our paths first?

And finally, I?m going to share something from my own blog, Single Mother Ahoy. Being a single parent it can be really hard to find time to yourself but it is doable. I have a morning routine which many of my friends think is bonkers ? but it allows me that precious time to myself, where I can set myself up for the day and definitely makes a difference both to my work and my parenting. 

As always, if you have a post about your life as a single parent that you would like included in next week?s roundup do give me a yell. You can comment here, email me ([email protected]) or tweet me @Singlemahoy. 

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About Vicky Charles

Vicky is a 34 year old single mother with a cheeky 3 year old. She lives in Wiltshire and works as a freelance writer and trainer in blogging and social media. She has been a single mother since her daughter was 2 weeks old, and started blogging to try and give voice to her feelings of ?lost-at-sea-ness? that all mothers get, but that single mothers often don?t have any company in. In her spare time, she usually develops addictions to dvd box sets and sometimes cleans the living room? but not often.

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