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Why are single mothers still portrayed as one-dimensional, hot messes? Why do holidays still somehow cost the same for single parents, as those traveling with partners? Why are we constantly told that children of single parents will be damaged for life?

In this myth-busting manifesto, Sarah Thompson shares her own experience of single motherhood, along with a range of case studies, and new research, to show you all the reasons why being a single parent is great, and should be celebrated.

With contributions from leading child psychologists, Sarah examines the positive impacts that being raised by a single parent can have on a child, including resilience, creativity, emotional intelligence, and independence.

She shares practical tips for dealing with the many financial challenges that single mothers face, and advice on how to navigate work when you’re parenting solo.

Carving out a new life as a single mother can be tough, but Sarah explains why you’re not automatically resigned to a life of misery, and how it can be empowering and rewarding, in ways you might never have imagined.

For every parent who has ever felt the weight of disappointment and guilt, declared themselves a failure, been ostracized or criticized for their single mother status, who has wondered where they went wrong, or why it happened to them, or who has worried about their children’s ‘outcomes’ – this audiobook is for you.

©2022 Sarah Thompson (P)2022 Thread, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Enlightening and helpful

I am not a Single Mum but read this as it was recommended by a friend that is, and I wanted to know more about what her life was like, and that of other single Mum friends. It was enlightening, educational, practical and uplifting. I feel a lot more empathy to the challenges faced, and respect for friends who build a new, more meaningful life for themselves and their children. There is a lovely balance of education, practice advice and a wonderful turn of phrase that often has you giggling.

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  • 05-30-22

Incredible

Listening to this was like having the bestest kindest wisest friend you’ve ever had sit you down and really enlighten you. It instantly changed my thought process in such a positive way, it inspired me and made me feel so much better at a low point. It’s a real game changer. Thank you

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  • 03-21-22

excellent book

A very interesting book for all women , in a male dominated society .

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  • 03-16-22

For every single mother (happy or not)!

Thank you to Gingerbread for the email which pointed me towards this book and Thank You Sarah for writing and the publishing team for bring brave enough to publish it.

It is amazing, inspired and has changed my life, having joining the ranks of single Mothers via divorce, this book has given me peace of mind like nothing else. Once I started listening/reading to it, I could not stop, it has been the best use of my childfree time that I have had in months. I have already started recommended it to other single Mothers and have bought a hard copy so tgat it can be share being a group of us who currently support each other.

If you are single mother (happy or not) this is the book for you!