Story Topic: Gingerbread

Chatting online lifted my spirits

Posted 4 October 2017

Single mum Wendy on difficult times, new beginnings and how chatting online helped lift her spirits. My life recently has been incredibly tough but I am dealing with it and moving forwards. I was a single...

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12 reasons single parent groups are great

Posted 4 October 2017

Thirty-something, city-dwelling, single mother to a lively toddler, Ellamental Mama blogs on 12 reasons you should give single parent groups a try. You might not know it, but there are lots of groups and holiday companies...

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The course reminded me of the skills I have

Posted 3 October 2017

Rachel is 41 and has two children, Nancy (20) and Xander (6). She started the Horizons programme – a training programme run by Gingerbread and Barclaycard to help single parents takes steps towards a brighter...

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Back on my feet after domestic violence

Posted 3 October 2017

Jemma is 28 a single parent to two boys – Alfie, age six, and Archie, age two. She lives in Leicester and is a full-time hairdressing student alongside working self-employed as a hair/beauty and make-up...

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Training boosted my confidence

Posted 2 October 2017

How a Gingerbread course helped single mum Keisha gain self-confidence and work towards her dream of becoming a qualified accountant. I want to be an inspiration to other single parents. “You can do it.” That’s what I...

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A new life by the sea

Posted 2 October 2017

Emily is 34 and lives in Poole with her son, James, who is two and a half. She became a single parent last year after her marriage broke down. She describes having James as the...

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Being a single parent has made me strong

Posted 2 October 2017

“Being a single parent has made me strong and independent” says single mum Jo. I’m 43. I became a single mum at 30 after my partner left me and our one-year-old son Patrick. It was a...

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How Gingerbread helped me

Posted 8 October 2012

  Tamsin lives in South West London with her children Amber, who is nine, and Oscar, who is seven. She is the group co-ordinator of the North Barnes Gingerbread group. Tamsin recently spoke about her experiences...

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