Story Topic: Campaigning

From Flying Low to Flying High. How being a single parent on holiday inspired me to write children’s books by Denise Drew.

Posted 28 November 2017

I became a single parent through divorce when my daughter had just turned two years old. My husband had been having an affair and walked out. At the time, I’d been with him nearly half...We didn’t go on holiday for a few years due to mainly fear and affordability. My daughter had started school and a friend had found a cheap deal to Centre Parcs. She asked if I...We have a pet cat that’s also included in the stories – he’s part of our small family. I have now written a second story ‘The Adventures of Jilly and June in India’ and am...

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Why it’s so important to submit your writing to the ‘One in Four’ new writer competition by Emily Morris

Posted 20 November 2017

Emily is the author of My Shitty Twenties, a memoir about her experience of becoming a single mum. She can be found on Twitter @msemilymorris  As the deadline for the ‘One in Four’ new writer competition fast...It will help you Writing is incredibly cathartic. Your entry to One in Four has to be fiction, but it can be inspired by real life.  Excellent stories have a beginning, a middle and an end...The competition has now closed. We are unable to accept any further submissions. Thank you for taking part.

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We are the 1 in 4

Posted 5 October 2017

Single parent, Emma Wallen, was told she was not a ‘real family’ when she tried to access a family deal at a local cinema. Emma spoke out about this unacceptable behaviour, and we joined her,...I want to highlight this issue to help all families who have been marginalised because they do not conform to what is considered to be a ‘family unit’ comprising of two parents and two children....

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More support for the 1 in 4

Posted 4 October 2017

I have been a single parent for almost eight years and divorced for just over six and a half. I live alone with my daughter and I work full-time in local government. During our spare...

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Maintenance across borders

Posted 4 October 2017

Child maintenance One single parent discusses her struggles in trying to receive child maintenance from a former partner who moved abroad. My ex-husband stopped all maintenance and child support payments out of the blue on 1 January...

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