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Separation & the children. The do’s and don’ts

Separation & the children. The do’s and don’ts

Posted on August 25th, 2015

Relationship breakdowns are often one of the most difficult issues we face in life and are invariably linked with a hotbed of emotions.  Children can and do survive divorce intact, the following points are a few indicators on guiding them through this as gently as possible. Whatever the relationship is like between…

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Child maintenance – your questions answered

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Child maintenance – your questions answered

Posted on September 9th, 2014

How much should you pay towards your child’s upkeep? How do you pay this, or what if the non resident won’t pay? We’ve posted below a number of the most frequently asked questions we receive on Child Maintenance issues. What is Child Maintenance? Child maintenance is basically what is says on the…

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The early bird….

Posted on November 20th, 2017

With the summer holidays now a long gone memory, our thoughts are in 2018. Endless sunshine, warm seas, fun company….sigh. (And a long long way from our chilly office in Stockport where we’re sat with thick socks and chilly fingers).  We’ve already filled the calendar with some of our Summer 2018 holidays…

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Surviving Christmas as a Single Parent

Posted on November 20th, 2017

Being a single parent at Christmas can be tough. Christmas is a special time of year, where the image of happy families buying presents, visiting Santa and sharing traditions are impossible to escape from. In reality it’s often the most stressful time of the year for families, any families, including single parent…

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Holidays for Single Parent Families – nervous about booking?

Posted on November 18th, 2017

At Single With Kids we’ve been offering single parent holidays since 2007 and had many, many happy holidaymakers and some very fond memories of our groups.  The words we often hear though are “we wish we’d done this earlier! ”  (and so do we!)   Going on a group holiday can be…

The Power of an Hour

Posted on July 8th, 2017

“If only I had time….” How often do you find yourself wishing that? What if you suddenly had 9 and a half weeks to do whatever you wanted? A question – how long do you spend watching TV per day? The average viewing figures are 3 hours a day – which considering…

Be Good! A Daily Feel-Good Boost

Posted on June 18th, 2017

A motivation tip that’s easy to adopt but works well every time and makes you feel better about yourself .  A tip that’s as simple as it is effective and can be as small or as big as you wish.  Intrigued? It’s easy: Do something good for yourself each day, and do…

5 Favourite UK Holiday Destinations

Posted on June 17th, 2017

Wherever you wander… Despite my deep love of travel and exploring new countries and cultures, there’s simply no place like home. We may not enjoy the best weather nor the world’s greatest riches, but our small island offers a diversity admired by many. Although it’s always difficult to choose amongst the many, here…

Budgeting after a break-up – how to adjust to living on a single parent income

Posted on April 24th, 2017

There are so many upsetting things to deal with after a break-up – the last thing you want to be worrying about is money. It can be challenging living on one income at first, but many single parents get along just fine once they’ve made a few adjustments. Getting your finances in…

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10 fabulous day out ideas in North Norfolk

Posted on March 18th, 2017

North Norfolk is something of a hidden gem, with plenty of beautiful unspoilt scenery and completely unique attractions. Here’s our pick of the 10 best day out ideas for all the family: 1. Hit the beach. North Norfolk has many stunning stretches of beach, including the premier resort known as Mundesley Beach.…

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Not an end: A beginning

Posted on January 24th, 2017

Rosalind Brotherton tells SWK about her amazing journey from those scary first days as a single parent to taking steps towards a better future and finally achieving her dream. Living in a house that was falling apart around me, 3 children no money, no career and no significant qualifications. I was scared,…

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Things you should never say to a single parent…

Posted on March 10th, 2016

There’s a long list of things you should never say to a single parent and I bet we’ve heard them all…..and probably smiled sweetly through gritted teeth.  The list below usually ends up as one of my greatest rants, even though they’re always said with the best of meaning: 1. “My partner’s…

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Blended Families : Mandy (& Andy)

Posted on September 9th, 2015

There comes a time when single parents think about new relationships. Some discard the thought immediately and enjoy the freedom of being single again, some reach the place where they’re ready to start afresh.  What happens when children are involved and can it work ‘blending’ a family?  Here’s Mandy’s story: How did…

Separation & the children. The do’s and don’ts

Posted on August 25th, 2015

Relationship breakdowns are often one of the most difficult issues we face in life and are invariably linked with a hotbed of emotions.  Children can and do survive divorce intact, the following points are a few indicators on guiding them through this as gently as possible. Whatever the relationship is like between…

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Living with Bereavement : Chris and Harvey

Posted on April 16th, 2015

Parents can find themselves single in so many ways and often the most traumatic route is bereavement. How do you cope when a much loved partner dies? Chris Davies from Dorset has been a widowed parent for almost 7 years: Names: Chris Davies Profession: Web Manager Children & ages: Harvey, 12 How…

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5 Foodie money saving tips involving your freezer

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

For many single parent families, food is one of the biggest weekly expenses. It’s scary to think how much we spend on food, drink, snacks and treats, but is there a way to cut food bills down to size without cutting out your favourite foods? The answer, of course, is yes. There…

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Exciting new destination for single parents – Greek Island Escape

Posted on February 25th, 2015

We’ve got an exciting new destination for 2015, a beautiful family holiday in Greece. This is the perfect summer holiday for single parents with children of all ages, a unique spot which offers luxury, amazing cuisine and plenty of entertainment for the kids! A truly special location, our accommodation is a gorgeous…

Single dads with daughters – answering those difficult questions!

Posted on November 1st, 2014

As a single dad, you need to accept that your little girl will start to grow up and prepare for the time when she starts to ask you questions about everything from periods to sex. You may be embarrassed, ill-informed or totally unprepared to answer these questions, but you are still a…

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What the kids think…

Posted on October 10th, 2014

It’s amazing what the kids’ get up to on our breaks whilst the adults are distracted.  A group of girls on our Christmas break have been on the loose with a video recorder and this is the result – we’re delighted !  Do click on the video below to see a first…

Child maintenance – your questions answered

Posted on September 9th, 2014

How much should you pay towards your child’s upkeep? How do you pay this, or what if the non resident won’t pay? We’ve posted below a number of the most frequently asked questions we receive on Child Maintenance issues. What is Child Maintenance? Child maintenance is basically what is says on the…

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You’ve Separated. What now?

Posted on August 9th, 2014

Contrary to popular (media) belief, few of us ever set out thinking we’ll separate from our partners – we pretty much think we’re in it for the longer term. It comes as a huge shock when we realise that, for whatever reason, that’s just not going to happen – and whether we’re…

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Recharge your life – 6 steps to regaining control

Posted on June 10th, 2014

Recharge Your Life #1  – Kill the Clutter Picture the scene: You’re driving, the traffic is horrendous, it’s pouring with rain, the kids are yelling in the back, the car is full of half eaten debris and sweet wrappers, the music’s blaring and you’re going out of the mind. You arrive frazzled,…

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Single Parent Holidays – Think Safety!

Posted on January 24th, 2014

Single Parent Holidays – Think Safety! There are many reasons to go on a single parent holiday,  but one that is often overlooked is safety. Imagine being in an overseas country with a young child and you have an accident, knocked unconscious maybe. What happens next?  If you’re alone with your child,…

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The 9 ‘C’s of Dealing With an Ex After Divorce

Posted on October 10th, 2017

The divorce is the end…but also the start of a new, if somewhat different kind of relationship with your ex partner. If you have children they’re difficult to ignore, and this post is a list of hints and tips in dealing with your ex partner after divorce. This is based on experience…

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And the rest

The Power of an Hour

Posted on July 8th, 2017

“If only I had time….” How often do you find yourself wishing that? What if you suddenly had 9 and a half weeks to do whatever you wanted? A question – how long do you spend watching TV per day? The average viewing figures are 3 hours a day – which considering…

Be Good! A Daily Feel-Good Boost

Posted on June 18th, 2017

A motivation tip that’s easy to adopt but works well every time and makes you feel better about yourself .  A tip that’s as simple as it is effective and can be as small or as big as you wish.  Intrigued? It’s easy: Do something good for yourself each day, and do…

The early bird….

Posted on November 20th, 2017

With the summer holidays now a long gone memory, our thoughts are in 2018. Endless sunshine, warm seas, fun company….sigh. (And a long long way from our chilly office in Stockport where we’re sat with thick socks and chilly fingers).  We’ve already filled the calendar with some of our Summer 2018 holidays…

Tags: ,

Surviving Christmas as a Single Parent

Posted on November 20th, 2017

Being a single parent at Christmas can be tough. Christmas is a special time of year, where the image of happy families buying presents, visiting Santa and sharing traditions are impossible to escape from. In reality it’s often the most stressful time of the year for families, any families, including single parent…

Tags:

Holidays for Single Parent Families – nervous about booking?

Posted on November 18th, 2017

At Single With Kids we’ve been offering single parent holidays since 2007 and had many, many happy holidaymakers and some very fond memories of our groups.  The words we often hear though are “we wish we’d done this earlier! ”  (and so do we!)   Going on a group holiday can be…

5 Favourite UK Holiday Destinations

Posted on June 17th, 2017

Wherever you wander… Despite my deep love of travel and exploring new countries and cultures, there’s simply no place like home. We may not enjoy the best weather nor the world’s greatest riches, but our small island offers a diversity admired by many. Although it’s always difficult to choose amongst the many, here…

Budgeting after a break-up – how to adjust to living on a single parent income

Posted on April 24th, 2017

There are so many upsetting things to deal with after a break-up – the last thing you want to be worrying about is money. It can be challenging living on one income at first, but many single parents get along just fine once they’ve made a few adjustments. Getting your finances in…

Tags:

10 fabulous day out ideas in North Norfolk

Posted on March 18th, 2017

North Norfolk is something of a hidden gem, with plenty of beautiful unspoilt scenery and completely unique attractions. Here’s our pick of the 10 best day out ideas for all the family: 1. Hit the beach. North Norfolk has many stunning stretches of beach, including the premier resort known as Mundesley Beach.…

Tags:

Not an end: A beginning

Posted on January 24th, 2017

Rosalind Brotherton tells SWK about her amazing journey from those scary first days as a single parent to taking steps towards a better future and finally achieving her dream. Living in a house that was falling apart around me, 3 children no money, no career and no significant qualifications. I was scared,…

Tags: , , , ,

Things you should never say to a single parent…

Posted on March 10th, 2016

There’s a long list of things you should never say to a single parent and I bet we’ve heard them all…..and probably smiled sweetly through gritted teeth.  The list below usually ends up as one of my greatest rants, even though they’re always said with the best of meaning: 1. “My partner’s…

Tags:

Blended Families : Mandy (& Andy)

Posted on September 9th, 2015

There comes a time when single parents think about new relationships. Some discard the thought immediately and enjoy the freedom of being single again, some reach the place where they’re ready to start afresh.  What happens when children are involved and can it work ‘blending’ a family?  Here’s Mandy’s story: How did…

Separation & the children. The do’s and don’ts

Posted on August 25th, 2015

Relationship breakdowns are often one of the most difficult issues we face in life and are invariably linked with a hotbed of emotions.  Children can and do survive divorce intact, the following points are a few indicators on guiding them through this as gently as possible. Whatever the relationship is like between…

Tags:

Living with Bereavement : Chris and Harvey

Posted on April 16th, 2015

Parents can find themselves single in so many ways and often the most traumatic route is bereavement. How do you cope when a much loved partner dies? Chris Davies from Dorset has been a widowed parent for almost 7 years: Names: Chris Davies Profession: Web Manager Children & ages: Harvey, 12 How…

Tags:

5 Foodie money saving tips involving your freezer

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

For many single parent families, food is one of the biggest weekly expenses. It’s scary to think how much we spend on food, drink, snacks and treats, but is there a way to cut food bills down to size without cutting out your favourite foods? The answer, of course, is yes. There…

Tags:

Exciting new destination for single parents – Greek Island Escape

Posted on February 25th, 2015

We’ve got an exciting new destination for 2015, a beautiful family holiday in Greece. This is the perfect summer holiday for single parents with children of all ages, a unique spot which offers luxury, amazing cuisine and plenty of entertainment for the kids! A truly special location, our accommodation is a gorgeous…

Single dads with daughters – answering those difficult questions!

Posted on November 1st, 2014

As a single dad, you need to accept that your little girl will start to grow up and prepare for the time when she starts to ask you questions about everything from periods to sex. You may be embarrassed, ill-informed or totally unprepared to answer these questions, but you are still a…

Tags:

What the kids think…

Posted on October 10th, 2014

It’s amazing what the kids’ get up to on our breaks whilst the adults are distracted.  A group of girls on our Christmas break have been on the loose with a video recorder and this is the result – we’re delighted !  Do click on the video below to see a first…

Child maintenance – your questions answered

Posted on September 9th, 2014

How much should you pay towards your child’s upkeep? How do you pay this, or what if the non resident won’t pay? We’ve posted below a number of the most frequently asked questions we receive on Child Maintenance issues. What is Child Maintenance? Child maintenance is basically what is says on the…

Tags:

You’ve Separated. What now?

Posted on August 9th, 2014

Contrary to popular (media) belief, few of us ever set out thinking we’ll separate from our partners – we pretty much think we’re in it for the longer term. It comes as a huge shock when we realise that, for whatever reason, that’s just not going to happen – and whether we’re…

Tags:

Recharge your life – 6 steps to regaining control

Posted on June 10th, 2014

Recharge Your Life #1  – Kill the Clutter Picture the scene: You’re driving, the traffic is horrendous, it’s pouring with rain, the kids are yelling in the back, the car is full of half eaten debris and sweet wrappers, the music’s blaring and you’re going out of the mind. You arrive frazzled,…

Tags: ,

Single Parent Holidays – Think Safety!

Posted on January 24th, 2014

Single Parent Holidays – Think Safety! There are many reasons to go on a single parent holiday,  but one that is often overlooked is safety. Imagine being in an overseas country with a young child and you have an accident, knocked unconscious maybe. What happens next?  If you’re alone with your child,…

Tags:

The 9 ‘C’s of Dealing With an Ex After Divorce

Posted on October 10th, 2017

The divorce is the end…but also the start of a new, if somewhat different kind of relationship with your ex partner. If you have children they’re difficult to ignore, and this post is a list of hints and tips in dealing with your ex partner after divorce. This is based on experience…

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