Category: Single Parenting

My top 10 blog posts of 2017 – your favourite posts in one place!

My top 10 blog posts of 2017 – your favourite posts in one place!

As the first year of blogging here on Self-Employed Single Mum draws to a close I’ve been taking stock and of the last 12 months and planning for 2018. That’s included digging into the stats for this site. It’s been a valuable exercise because it’s given me […]


Single mum inspiration: Kickass Single Mom by Emma Johnson

Single mum inspiration: Kickass Single Mom by Emma Johnson

“Just because my plan A didn’t work out didn’t mean plan B couldn’t be really kickass. In fact, who was to tell me that my life as a single mother couldn’t be completely wonderful.” When I read these words in Emma Johnson’s new book Kickass Single Mom I […]


The ONE book every single mother by choice should read

The ONE book every single mother by choice should read

When I’m asked for advice about being a single mother by choice, there’s one book I always recommend. It’s probably the most comprehensive book about choosing single motherhood there is. Originally self-published by fellow ‘choice mum’, Mikki Morrisette, in 2005, ‘Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman’s Guide’ […]


Why I’m NOT a single mother by choice

Why I’m NOT a single mother by choice

Let’s get one thing straight. Despite how it might appear, I am not a single mother by choice. For those who don’t know, that’s how the particular way I became a mother is often referred to. But it’s not a label I’m comfortable with. Choice implies preference. Choice […]