No matter whether it was planned or not, living alone with children has its moments - both positive ones and more tiring ones. Our single parenting experts share their experiences here to help make your day-to-day life easier.
There are ways to smooth the transition for a big sister or brother. One is letting them feel as jealous as they want to.
Take advantage of your baby’s chilled-out nature and book a quiet relaxing trip. It’s a great bonding experience for the whole family.
So you don't want to have sex. That's ok. Actually, everything inside you and around you is working against your desire for sex. But soon your sex drive will return. Just be patient and keep the intimacy between you alive.
Does sex still feel like something that other people do for fun? Are you just not that interested? There's no reason to worry; you're not alone. The important thing is to keep the intimacy alive.
At parent groups, there's room for celebration, laughing and sharing successes and frustrations over a cup of tea. In short, they can be sanity savers for new parents!
What Doctor Spock said already in 1946 still holds true: The key to Mom’s confidence is: “Trust yourself; you know more than you think you do.”
When you are a single parent, a large and active network is the best support. Building such a network doesn't need to be hard. Start here.
Hitting a friend when you don't get your way isn't uncommon at this age. But that doesn't mean it's right. It can help you as a parent to have some strategies to stop it happening again.
Returning to work after becoming a mother can be really strange. Now that you're back, it's as if nothing has changed.
After an emergency caesarean section there can be a lot of mixed emotions - relief, disappointment and fear may be some of them. And an emergency caesarean section is also very stressful for the father/partner.