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We hear hundreds of stories from single parents each year. Read some of these stories here, using our topic filter to help you find stories that are relevant to you.

My top four tips for getting through the tough times

Posted 31 January 2019

Single parent Christina is a spiritual artist and mum to three children aged 13, 15 and 21. In this blog, she discusses what helps her through single parenthood.I was with my ex-husband for 15 years; we were married for nine of them. After getting the courage to leave my situation of domestic abuse, I divorced in 2012. I then began to rebuild our...

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Being able to enjoy life with my daughter makes me proud

Posted 30 January 2019

Karen is mum to 11 year-old Ebony. Together they have a have a house rabbit called Steve. As well as working in a nursery, Karen manages a pet sitting service looking after pets in their...When I think of the word proud, apart from the obvious, words such as noticeable, standout and visible come to mind. This may be because society makes the issues of being a single parent noticeable,...

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Visiting Santa’s Grotto

Posted 3 December 2018

As Christmas approaches, single parent Katie shares a past experience of taking her son to meet Father Christmas. My son is train-obsessed, so when he was two, I booked a special Santa event on a local...

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A Christmas ornament depicting Santa Claus