Category Archives: Children

How to worry less

Announcement: Single Mom….working is a site for single parents. I will therefore only post blogs about my life as a (working, single) parent. Thank you to my followers for staying with me over the last 2 years.   All motivational posts about life, confidence, and speaking can now be found on my new blog: […]

The voice in your head

Sports day comes but once a year, and this year it was a really big deal for my daughter. You see… she has a rival at school, Sasha, who ain’t so sweet, if you know what I mean. The kid is a bully. Sasha and my daughter are both the fastest girl runners in class […]

If the shoe fits…

It’s 11pm and I have just finished the first chapter of Edward Tulane, a book that my 9 year old daughter asked me to read because she thought that I would really enjoy it… Feeling a little childish reading pages with very big letters (and some pictures), I close my eyes and cuddle my cute […]

There IS life in skincare

Often in life we go through ‘mini dramas’: minor events that take up too much energy and leave us feeling drained.  It’s usually small incidents ….your child got in trouble at school, you’ve had an argument with a friend, and so on… After these types of irritations, it is essential to completely let them go.  […]

Is beauty bad?

Has anyone been following the Dove campaign for real beauty?  It does a great job at encouraging women to feel good about their bodies, despite their weight, as it celebrates women’s individuality. But when I glance at the half dressed women posing for the camera….well I am not at all inspired!  The ad lacks sex appeal, […]

Let them speak! How good communication skills can change our children’s lives

I admit to dragging my daughter to a few Toastmaster meetings, a venue to practice public speaking. The venue is over an hour commute and involves 3 trains and 2 buses.  It is also in the evenings, which means she has already had a full day at school, done her homework and is tired by […]

Are you doing the right thing?

Ever since I was a kid my dad has been pointing out the most obvious facts, as a way of offering me words of advice.  For example, I would be getting ready to leave the house and the man would advise that I remember to open the door before walking through it!  Or remind me […]