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 […]


18 advantages of self-employment for single mums

18 advantages of self-employment for single mums

Have you done a search for local flexible or part-time jobs lately? If like me you scan the local job sites every now hoping that your dream job – challenging, interesting, genuinely flexible – might have miraculously appeared, you’ll know just how far we are from that dream job […]