Story Topic: Family

Volunteers’ Week 2019 – Ema’s Story

Posted 4 June 2019

Gingerbread Group Coordinator Ema first heard about our peer support network when she was pregnant with her son. She initially set up the North West London Gingerbread Group with a few mums she knew in...

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50 shades of guilt – Vicki’s story

Posted 8 October 2018

After separating from her partner ten years ago, Vicki used Gingerbread’s advice and guidance to move forward with her son. Here, she discusses the emotional aspects of her journey as a single parent. Someone once said...

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Vicki's Single Parent Story

10 ways to be a boss at single parenthood by Lidia Peto

Posted 16 November 2017

Lidia has put together her top ten tips to support others get through the highs and lows of single parenthood.  Love and accept yourself It’s not always easy to love and accept yourself as a single parent....Live without resentment  One of the worst things in life is to have resentment and even worse is having resentment towards your children. I learnt a very valuable lesson. Sometimes resentment and hate can creep into...

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From teen mum to career highflyer

Posted 3 October 2017

Sacha is 42 and lives in North London. She has two children, Ricky who is 25, and Saffron, 17. After becoming a single parent at 16, many people thought Sacha would never amount to anything....

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