In this episode, Kate was joined by Jo Middleton to talk about solo parenting.
Jo is the creator of the award-winning parenting blog, slummy single mummy, and solo parent to two daughters, now aged 27 and 20. Jo had her first child aged 17 in the middle of her A-levels and is now 44, and Granny to a 3-year-old. One of her daughters lives at home and has recently been diagnosed with ASD.
Kate and Jo talk about her ‘mixed’ experience of relationships and co-parenting and her journey over the last 10 years as a solo mum. They explore the benefits of being a single parent, as well as the daily struggles and the idea of loneliness when you don’t have a partner or co-parent to lean on. Jo shares her tips on things you can do to make the solo parent journey easier and highlights that not everyone is able to co-parent, however, there are many joys that come from solo parenting.