Single Parent

Living Life In The Slow Lane: The Boredom Of A Single Parent

Benjamin Brooks-Dutton | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Parents
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton

It occurred to me the other day that I don't really see myself as a 'widower' anymore. Nothing about losing my wife feels any different, but it's only really when I have to fill in the marital status section of some sort of form that I think, Oh shit! That's me!

The Marriage Of A Single Mother

Jade Lloyd | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jade Lloyd

Being a single mother was perhaps my greatest achievement but at times felt like my greatest failure. I carried disappointment, stigma, financial strain and loneliness. Life was juggling a hundred heavy balls and having no one to catch them except me.

7 Dating Tips For Newly-Single Parents

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Parents

Parenthood is demanding enough without feeling the pressure of re-igniting your romantic life and getting back on the horse after a split. It can be ...

The Best Holidays for Single Parents

Cathy Winston | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents
Cathy Winston

Doing all this as a single parent - with the potential financial penalties for travelling as the sole adult - can seem like a huge challenge. But now there are around two million lone parents with dependent children in the UK, more travel companies are waking up to the demand. Here are my trips on booking a holiday for single parents, whether it's your first or fifth, and whatever age your kids are.

He Was Just a Dog

Joely Carey | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joely Carey

'We should plant something on his grave, so he's still alive somehow,' he said as together we slowly covered Elvis' body with earth. And we shall. A scented rose, I think. Yes, Elvis was just a dog. A wonderful, wonderful dog and there will always be an Elvis-shaped hole in our hearts.

Why Is UK Family Breakdown Rate So High?

PA | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

The UK has one of the highest rates of family breakdown in the Western world with just two thirds of children living with both parents, according to r...