Hello, and happy April to you all. Well, we?re actually not that far off from May really, are we?
The Easter holidays are just coming to an end in our house but we?ve one last hurrah with an inset day on Monday, before the local little ones head back to school, most in their summer uniforms, praying for the spring weather to develop into a glorious British summer.
Blogging is hard in the school holidays, especially when it?s just you that is responsible for everything but I have managed a little. My most recent offering to the internet has been in support of Flexible Working for Parents. Things need to change, not just for, but especially for single parents. It can be so hard to find employment that can give the flexibility that a parent needs, let alone for those that don?t have family near by or are doing it alone.
I asked for submissions for this month?s Single Parent Round-up from the blogging community and I was delighted to connect with a ?new to me? blogger.
Matthew, who writes at Me and Mini Mees, is a father to admire. He is a single adoptive Dad of twin boys who are teenagers. They have faced early childhood trauma and the road they travel is not easy. This month, he has written about the heart breaking pattern that has emerged with one of his sons that at 17, still needs to be saved.
Single Mother Ahoy who you will remember, used to write this very Round-up, has written an honest and brave post about the realisation that she is depressed. My heart goes out to her and I hope that she is practicing the self-care that she has recognised that she needs.
A woman after my own heart is Pen of The Single Swan. I love her frank, honest, no-nonsense style of writing. She writes about a diverse range of subjects but this month, she has written a post that I could have (and pretty much have) written myself. It?s so nice to know that I am not alone in this feeling towards dating. What about you?
Finally for this month, I wanted to share a post from Ellamental Mama. It?s not a new one, but it?s a good one. Again, I know exactly how she feels in this piece. I too have ?that? ex, the one before, as she puts it, ?I was broken?. She too lost all faith in her ability to make these dating decisions, but not about this one. Can anyone else relate to Craving My Ex?
I hope you like the selection this month and revisit some old favourites or like me, find some new blogs and the people behind them, to relate to, support and admire.
Until next month, and thank you for reading,
About Hannah Spannah
Hannah is a (now) happily single parent to her young son, Bear. They have a little cottage in semi rural North Yorkshire and share it with a demanding yellow Labrador, a cat, 2 guinea pigs and 3 fish. She began writing when her health took a turn for the worse and Hannah writes about parenting and most aspects of life. She faces many a co-parenting challenge but hopes that her blog, hannahspannah.co.uk shows a positive view of life as a disabled single mum. Cake is her food of choice and she spends most of winter covered in mud thanks to the dog and child.