Category Archives: solo mom

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

Posted in single mother by choice, solo mom, sperm donor | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Happy 2017

Seems a long time ago now but Christmas was a special one for me this year. My boy was oblivious despite the Christmas jumpers he was forced to wear (the only present he got from me) but I loved it. … Continue reading

Posted in single mother by choice, single motherhood, solo mom | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Me, myselfie and I

I don’t know about you other solo mamas but I’ve found that one of the unexpected annoying, if completely trivial, things about having a child alone is photos. I know we live in the age of the selfie, and they … Continue reading

Posted in single mother by choice, solo mom | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Life in the old womb yet

My period arrived this week, 12 weeks after I stopped expressing and 16 months after my last one started. I’ve used tampons since I was a teenager but for some reason I couldn’t bear the thought of inserting one this … Continue reading

Posted in single mother by choice, solo mom | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bye Bye Boobies (Boobies Bye Bye)

I had intended to express for six months, partly out of sheer stubbornness owing to the slightly outrageous €168 price tag on the electric breast bump I got the day I returned from the maternity hospital: I figured the cost … Continue reading

Posted in single mother by choice, single mum, solo mom | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Feeling grateful

We had our six-week appointment at the children’s hospital near the end of May to see how my boy’s heart was holding up after the valvuloplasty (every time I hear this, it sounds more like a vaginal rejuvenation job than … Continue reading

Posted in single mother by choice, single mum, solo mom | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

We have a date (kind of)

It’s 6.30am and I’ve been awake since 3am. I’ve been sleeping much better in the last month but my mind is busy tonight, and there’s no point in lying in bed with a mental to do list keeping me awake. … Continue reading

Posted in pregnancy, single mother by choice, single motherhood, solo mom | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments