Single Parent friends in South London
Tagged: Friends /acquaintances
5 October 2020 at 9:57 pm #44605
I hope your well. I am new to the site and so far I am finding it really helpful. I am just coming out of a divorce and looking to rebuild my life with new friend’s , activities , hobbies
I have requested to join a local group but have not heard back yet, also I’m not sure how COVID rules are impacting support groups .
If anyone is interested please get in touch. I’m based south London so it would be especially nice to connect with other single parents around the area.
Thank you for reading my post 🙂5 October 2020 at 10:40 pm #44607
Congratulations on joining the S.P club !
One of the best things I love about the ‘single bit’ of my life is that I do what I want, when I want, in my home and in my life. Of course there are loads of financial and practical restrictions, but just being able choose even those little things without having to ‘ask’ another person if it ‘ok’ makes me happy.
I live in South London also. I know alot of single mums at different stages of the journey. I was brought up by a single mum. I have experienced it from a child and an adult perspective.
I have some strong views about various forms of discrimination against single mothers. I remember in the 1960’s and 1970’s how I was made to feel as a child in a single parent family household. Historical stigma particularly against women (as with all marginalised groups) is a stubborn stain to remove.
Following recent contact with one of my children’s schools I have come to conclusion that single mothers (in particular) are more likely to be treated less favourably compared to couples by staff in education settings. This realisation has been gradual – but I am absolutely convinced. I have had four children and can look back and see how this pattern of being treated has been repeated.
Hopefully we can have a chat at some point.
R18 October 2020 at 11:10 pm #44912
I’m a single mum to be living in South West London. It would be nice to connect!20 October 2020 at 10:38 pm #44953
I’m based in SE London and like you I’m hoping to make some lovely new friends here.
Please feel free to message.
Stay safe everyone21 October 2020 at 8:52 am #44963
Hi kitty!!! Where exactly in south London? I’m in Brixton and I’m up to meet for a coffee and a chat if you want !! Whoever wants to join feel free !! I’m in a desperate need to talk with someone older than 4 month old!! Lol21 October 2020 at 9:44 am #44968
Just a thought but if people can’t meet up because of Covid restrictions, where I live we’re not allowed to meet with others outside our bubble inside any cafe etc, would people like to have a zoom chat and coffee?21 October 2020 at 11:58 am #44971
Hi All S.P. ‘s on this thread,
I’m interested also in doing a zoom meet up one evening. Friday evenings ideally. For any of you juggling babies and young children without any carer breaks I can be flexible though.
Unusually for ‘Covid times’, I still travel & have to go to full time job in 2 workplaces. Not unusually though as a S.P., I have very little free time.
Zoom would be good way to all meet.
I also live in South London.
Llynndy27 November 2020 at 7:55 pm #46345
Hey folks, I know this post was originally about south London meet ups (I’m east London based so bit far in covid times) but I saw R mention about single parent discrimination and I could agree more. Sadly things haven’t changed very much. A group of single parents have got together and started campaigning to try and end the discrimination and as part of the campaign are conducting a survey into single parents views and experiences of discrimination. The link is here if anyone has a few minutes to complete it. Happy to provide links to the campaign or answer questions on it too. <span style=”color: #500050; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px;”>The link is here: https</span><b>://tinyurl.com/<wbr />SingleParentDiscrimination</b><b style=”color: #500050; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px;”><span style=”color: black;”> </span></b><span style=”color: #500050; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px;”> </span>
Thanks. Ruth30 November 2020 at 1:52 pm #46424
I’d love to meet up with some others too. I’m a newbie single Mum in Bexley, Kent am struggling with the loneliness & yet cant find many clubs at the moment to join. I have teenagers so its doubtful the kids will come along!!! If there’s a few of us in the South London area I’m happy to meet in Greenwich Park area if that’s suitable?16 January 2021 at 8:45 am #48212
I’m also a South lomdoner (Lambeth/Croydon), looking to meet other single parents.
My son is 4 years old. Please feel free to get in touch x