How to get your home-based business online in one day (for under £100)

How to get your home-based business online in one day (for under £100)

Are you poised to launch yourself as a freelancer or start your own business but you aren’t sure why to start? Let’s get something important straight. Opening your doors for business doesn’t need to be complicated, it also doesn’t need to cost the earth. Far from it. […]


Why living with your parents as a single mum is NOT a cop-out

Why living with your parents as a single mum is NOT a cop-out

One day last summer, I cracked. I’d been soldiering on alone, trying to do it all as a single parent and a solo breadwinner. I was exhausted, miserable and struggling to make financial ends meet. One sunny July day with the prospect of school summer holidays further […]


8 quick mood boosters for when everything SUCKS!

8 quick mood boosters for when everything SUCKS!

What do you do to turn things around when everything sucks? Do you have any go-to mood boosters? I think every mum, and ESPECIALLY single mums, needs a few fail-safe self-care tools to fall back on in a slump. Because they happen. A lot. There’s no shame in […]


It’s time to say NO to working nine-to-five

It’s time to say NO to working nine-to-five

Tomorrow it’s International Women’s Day. This post is a call-to-arms for equality in the workplace – #BeBoldForChange. When I returned to work after I had my daughter, I decided to work part-time. I was demoted. My responsibilities were slashed and a childless colleague with very little communications experience was given […]


February 2017 Income Report – £2184

February 2017 Income Report – £2184

Here’s my income report for February 2017. Why am I publishing income reports? I know it’s been done to death but I want to be totally honest about the realities of self-employment as a single mother. Total transparency means getting down to brass tacks about what I’m […]


6 life-changing books every ambitious single mum should read

6 life-changing books every ambitious single mum should read

In June 2015 my life changed forever. I quit my job. It was my first day back from a holiday in the Umbrian sunshine, where I’d done little but soak up the sun, eat delicious home-made pasta and read voraciously. Every moment I’d had to myself I’d […]


5 awesome single mum blogs to bookmark today!

5 awesome single mum blogs to bookmark today!

I’ve already written about one of my fictional single mum mentors, Lorelai Gilmore. But thankfully there are also real life single mums I look to for inspiration, and understanding. Regular single mums like you or I or also happen to be trailblazers making their mark on the blogging […]


11 reasons to LOVE being a single mum

11 reasons to LOVE being a single mum

Being a single mum gets a tonne of bad press. We’re more likely to live in poverty, have mental health problems, be isolated, suffer from stress, and so on, and so on. It can get very depressing. We’re also often on the receiving ends of pitying looks […]