Happy Single Mother

Sarah Thompson

Being a single mother wasn’t always part of the plan. The fear of it kept me and my family in a situation that wasn’t good for any of us. I never thought it could be the life change we all needed. Yes, it can be exhausting, lonely, and financially tough. But it can also be empowering and joyful, in ways you might never have imagined.

At first, I felt like a big failure. And how was I supposed to feed and clothe my children, keep a roof over our heads, and work wearing something other than pyjamas, while also remembering to at least once a week drink a glass of water? But as I began to let go of other people’s expectations, I started to enjoy the freedom of being a single parent: I was liberated, empowered and able to be the authentic mother I wanted to be.

In this book, I share my own experience of single motherhood, alongside insights from fellow solo parents, child psychologists and other experts, providing reassurance and tips to help you:

  • Raise resilient, emotionally intelligent children
  • Manage your money
  • Navigate the world of dating
  • Forge meaningful friendships
  • Discover the untold joys of the single-mother life

From one single mother to another, this book celebrates solo parenting and tackles the issues that we face daily, offering a fresh perspective and practical advice for anyone who has ever felt the weight of disappointment and guilt at their single parent status, declared themselves a failure or worried about their children’s ‘outcomes.’

I hope reading about my experiences will help you feel excited and proud to be a single mother.

‘Full of real advice, hopeful and uplifting, Sarah Thompson is the friend every single mother needs in her life.’ Emma Bunton

‘Refreshing… I related so much… it felt like I was being seenempowering. I found myself laughing out loud quite often while reading it.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘A really good read… interesting, informative, entertaining… a well-researched and intriguing book that was exactly what I needed.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I really enjoyed this… I’m a single mum and it’s great to know there are others out there feeling the same way… reminded me to appreciate the good that has come from being a single mother. I highly recommend this.’ Goodreads reviewer

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