Single Parenting

balancing privilege with pride

Balancing Privilege With Pride

I am a privileged person. I am white, able-bodied, straight and grew up in a rural area of a first-world country with both parents and access to education. In the lottery of life I am pretty darned lucky with my God-given face-value lot.
But how do I balance this privilege with the pride I have for my achievements?

Learning To Love That I’m a Single Parent

There was a time where the only label I gave myself was ‘Single Mum’. Wherever I was – at the supermarket, out to dinner with the kids, mid-Tinder conversation – I always felt it like an albatross across my neck. Six years it has taken me to realise that I am so much more than this label.

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What Gilmore Girls Gets Right About Single Parents

Recently, like the rest of the world, I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls. Goodness knows why I’ve never seen it before – it’s precisely the kind of easy-to-watch bingeable TV I enjoy – made all the more relevant as the main storylines focus on a single mother and her relationship with her daughter.