Stories

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.

How mindfulness has helped me thrive as a single parent – Carla-Jo’s story

Posted 11 June 2019

Carla-Jo lives with her 3 year old son in a small town in Somerset. She teaches mindfulness locally and online, and has just launched a podcast on the topic for single parents. In this blog,...To learn more about Carla-Jo’s work, you can visit her website. You can also listen to her new podcast where she interviews psychologists, therapists and practitioners to explore how single parents can use mindfulness to support...

Read more

Why you should complete our survey about sport

Posted 12 February 2019

Lidia is an inspired, passionate, proud single mother who was born in South Africa and now lives in the UK. She is a mother to an amazing teenage daughter, who is one of Lidia’s inspirations...Gingerbread is currently undertaking research to understand better the experiences of single parent families in taking part in sport. This research will allow Gingerbread to make the case to leisure trusts around the country to...I sincerely ask to take a few minutes to complete the survey, Sport and You. Essentially Gingerbread wants to support us as single parents to access more fitness and leisure facilities.  I am passionate about...The survey closes at midday on Monday 18 February so be sure to do it before then! At the end, you’ll have the chance to enter a prize draw to win one of two £50 Love2Shop...

Read more

Tell your story: because no one else can – Jemma’s story

Posted 1 February 2019

  Jemma Wallace is a writer from Edinburgh, currently working on her first novel as winner of the #WeArethe1in4 competition with Gingerbread and Trapeze Books. Jemma is mum to seven-year-old Archie and works part-time as a...For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a writer. When I was child, I spent most of my time in my own, or someone else’s imagination. I can create a character...

Read more

My top four tips for getting through the tough times – Christina’s story

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...

Read more