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 […]