Story Topic: Holidays

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

Our holiday as a single-parent family

Posted 16 July 2018

Single mum of three, Sally, recently booked a holiday with the support of a Family Fund Grant. Here, she discusses the highlights and challenges of her time in Rye. I’m Sally, and for almost three years,...

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A child's teddy bear sits inside a suitcase.

Managing anxieties about money in the build-up to Christmas

Posted 4 December 2017

Single mum Aisling shares her tips on having Christmas celebrations that don’t break the bank. Christmas is fast approaching and it is impossible to avoid the jingly adverts and packed shelves in shops. Although many families...Children don’t remember ‘stuff’ When they are older, children will no more remember with disappointment the presents they received during a ‘lean’ Christmas then they will remember with joy the more expensive gifts they received during...

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Presents in front of Christmas lights

A single mum’s guide to holidays

Posted 4 October 2017

Jessica has raised her son as a single parent since he was one. Here, she discusses her experiences of their holidays spent at home in the UK and beyond. My experience of holidaying as a single...

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All I want for Christmas is you

Posted 4 October 2017

Sophie, single mum of one, blogs on how her feelings about Christmas have changed over the years and how to survive spending it without your little ones. Christmas was my favourite time of year until 2011. Childhood...

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‘Tis the season to be Jolly?

Posted 4 October 2017

A single mum of two shares her thoughts about the festive season, and why the pressure is heightened for single parents at this time of year. ‘Tis the season to be jolly…but in reality, Christmas is...

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