When I first started blogging, I felt like I was the only single parent out there. All the parenting blogs I came across seemed to be about life in two-parent families. At the time, I hadn’t been a single parent (or a parent) for very long, and reading blogs by people in a similar position would probably have been really helpful. I can’t believe it took me almost two years to think of asking BritMums if we could do a Single Parent Round-up!
I’m really pleased to be able to share some fabulous posts by single parents with you.
Lisha at Oomphalos wrote a really heart-rending post about her son’s Anaphylaxis. I can’t even imagine how she’s coped with it; I was in tears before the end of the first paragraph. To me, this post is a classic example of something single parents have to deal with alone, with nobody there to dial 999 for them, or to ask “what should I do?”
Actually, if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a single parent, read this post from Looking 4 Blue Sky. This lady is not only a single parent; she’s also caring for children with special needs. The list of what she’s achieved in one day makes me giddy… and also reminds me I really must hook out those nail clippers…
I absolutely loved this post about hero household items by Kairen at Confessions of a Single Mum. I’m a great fan of cleaning hacks, and have a kitchen full of white vinegar; these tips will definitely be added to my collection!
Guess what: dads can be single parents too! I love Ian’s blog at Single Parent Dad, and this post about avoiding waste is right up my street. I’m a sucker for anything that can save me time, money or energy so notes have definitely been taken on this post!
I adore this collection of “Tidbits” – conversations Rachel at Midlife Singlemum has with her daughter. In fact, if you have time you should go ahead and click on the tidbits label and read some more of these posts. They’re both heartwarming and funny, and offer a beautiful reminder of the innocence (and unintentional humour) of childhood.
In a similar vein, this Time Tunnel Tuesday post by Becky at Lakes Single Mum made me smile; I’m that sort of nosey person who likes to see what people keep in their memory boxes and this one was great! Fabulous uni ball photo!
My last link for this month is from Anya at Older Single Mum. Anya’s post about being an older mum really struck a chord with me; I’m 32 so I’m not sure if I count as an “older mum” or not – but I can certainly relate to a lot of the points she makes.
And so, we come to the end of our first round-up. I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts I’ve shared with you today.
I love to find new single parent blogs to follow so if you have a post you’d like to share do please get in touch.