Author Archives: Single motherhood by choice

Emerging from the deep end

I read some posts during our COVID-19 lockdown from other solo mamas and felt guilty for not posting too, as it was great to hear from friendly voices in a similar situation. But time and energy had to be directed … Continue reading

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3

I don’t call myself a blogger any more, not that I was ever particularly diligent, but I thought I would check in, as I like to hear how everyone else is getting on. Hello! My boy was three last month! … Continue reading

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2.5

I’m a rubbish blogger, not just because of other priorities but also because no one is interested in yet another parenting blog, and most of the time life for us is the same as it is for all families. Anyway, … Continue reading

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My boy is two

My boy had his second birthday this month. What a character he has become. Full of energy and curiosity and never wanting to stop. He refuses to sleep at crèche and so is hived off to the older class while … Continue reading

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Influences

I don’t know if you other solo mamas experience this but there are occasions when I think, “That trait is definitely not from me”. Last month, we were at a family event in a park I had been in only … Continue reading

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First word

And so my boy uttered his first proper word last month. I’m guessing every parent wonders for a little while if they are actually hearing what they think they’re hearing.  In our case, he had been making sounds like “ba” … Continue reading

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Danish Oil

My niece saw this in the kitchen and asked if that was how I got knocked up.

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15 months today

Hard to believe I have a toddler but that’s what he is. Although “toddler” doesn’t really do the boy justice – “zoomer” is more like it. He – never – stops. He took his first steps on the Good Friday … Continue reading

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I wrote to my donor

This has been niggling at me for a while, so I sent a card to the clinic last month and asked them to forward it. I didn’t include my contact details and explained that I didn’t want to strike up … Continue reading

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I’ve waited for this day

No, it’s not his first word or haircut or buying his first pair of shoes. We’ve finished with formula! Huzzah! The breastfeeders among you probably won’t share my euphoria but bottlefeeders might recognise my pain after a year of making … Continue reading

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