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Katherine talks about returning to work and challenging negative perceptions attached to single parenting.

By |2018-10-29T18:58:35+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

"I had been working when I became pregnant and after my child was born I made the decision to return to work straight after, it wasn’t an easy decision. I think every mother would find it difficult to leave their child, but it was the best decision for me. I have managed to make things [...]

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Melissa talks about the struggles of parenting and becoming a “proud warrior mother”.

By |2018-10-29T18:47:04+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

"As a single parent pretty much from the early months of pregnancy, I have endured and managed the past ten years pretty much on my own. I was told by a very dear friend of mine in the early days that I would become a ‘Warrior Mother’ as many of us do. My son arrived [...]

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Joanna talks about finding suitable childcare and social stigma.

By |2018-10-30T19:27:38+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Whilst all family types have challenges when it comes to issues of childcare, they are more acute when it comes to one-parent families. I am a qualified teacher but I do not have a permanent or a temporary job. I rely on day to day subbing. I do not know if I am working from [...]

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Tracey from Ireland talks about stigma, isolation moving into employment

By |2018-10-29T18:41:07+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

"I had two children at eighteen, a boy and a girl. I faced a lot of issues during the first few years of being a parent including prejudice, poverty, discrimination, low self-esteem and isolation. I could not mix with my peers as I had two children and did not have the same freedom they had. [...]

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