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Single parents successful at work – short stories: Brigid

“Hi my name is Brigid and I’m a single mum of four amazing children; ages from 17-3 years old. Getting a job was never the hard part for me but finding a job with a balance of suitable working hours around my four children’s huge range of school hours, sports, hobbies and everyday life of cooking, cleaning and caring [...]

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Scotland – Short Stories of famous “successful” single parents

J.K. Rowling "I had imagined that I would be back at work fast. Indeed, it was because I expected to be employed outside of the home again that I was working so hard to finish the children’s novel I never told anyone I was writing (not wishing to be told that I was deluded). As it turned out, my [...]

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Famous Irish Single Parents and Sharing Parenting

Grainne Seoige, broadcaster Grainne Seoige gives her most revealing interview. As a single mother, she started her broadcasting career in Teilifis na Gaeilge, now TG4; always putting her son first and getting through with the help of her steadfast Galway parents. Nobody’s ever going to do everything for you, you’ve got to go out and do it yourself. Senator [...]

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Ava talks about low self-esteem, lacking confidence & feeling isolated.

"I came to Ireland for a better life but the experience I had was quite the opposite of that. When I lived in Nigeria, I was a happy, open, caring, kind, confident and a friendly person. By the time I got here, I was not me anymore but just an image of me. I was really scared of people [...]

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Katherine talks about returning to work and challenging negative perceptions attached to single parenting.

"I had been working when I became pregnant and after my child was born I made the decision to return to work straight after, it wasn’t an easy decision. I think every mother would find it difficult to leave their child, but it was the best decision for me. I have managed to make things work for us but [...]

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Melissa talks about the struggles of parenting and becoming a “proud warrior mother”.

"As a single parent pretty much from the early months of pregnancy, I have endured and managed the past ten years pretty much on my own. I was told by a very dear friend of mine in the early days that I would become a ‘Warrior Mother’ as many of us do. My son arrived into my life very [...]

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