isolation

Homework – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The hardy old rose bush right next to the front door. Against all the odds, it just keeps on giving. In a few hours the school at home project restarts again. One more 7 week push before we finally arrive at the summer holidays. What kind of Britain will it be? The old normal, the new normal or something else. This afternoon was glorious. Hot (for here) and sunny. Unbelievably not a single cloud all day. This is Yorkshire remember.…

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Alone Together, Toxic Condescension | The Single Dad’s Guide to Life – Single Dad, Parents Article

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. No, this does not make me Hamlet. I did not have my uncle kill my father to be able to get together with my mother. As difficult as I might find myself in this situation, that would warp me in a way I could not come back from. Living with knowledge that dark would send one into a lifetime hole of longing and regret. And while the Coronapocalypse drives me crazy with…

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Busy – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Running round the small garden for what seems like the millionth time and desperately trying to find an excuse to stop for a few seconds. Thankfully a yellow rose is a suitable excuse for a photo pit stop. I’m sat writing this during another brief day pit stop. Son is having a wander round the garden, dreaming and working on what we do next this Sunday afternoon. It will be a short pit stop. Maybe 30 minutes at most. It’s…

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Get my head round – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The sun is shining. It’s still cold but we will settle for this. So it’s almost official. School has emailed parents to say that looking at the latest government guidance – which apparently isn’t much – only some Primary pupils and those sitting final exams next year will get any direct teaching over the next few months. The earliest Son will be back in school is going to be September. So it’s time to get our heads round this. Looking…

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Swimming – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Yesterday the sun was shining and the garden was filled with colour. Today the sun is gone. It’s cold, very cold. A biting strong wind blows across a grey landscape. The weather matches my mood….. After days of care free smiles, today the smile is a little forced. Thoughts are a little darker. The world seems a cold and increasingly lonely place. Rather than thinking of memories as precious blessings, all too easily my wanders to thoughts of what has…

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Friendships – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Pesky school played that trick on me again. Son is all set up for the next school at home lesson. THEN at the start of the lesson the teacher asks for work to be done which requires a plasticine model to be made. As we don’t have a fully functioning stationary and supplies cupboard, an urgent search of draws and boxes took place. Eventually a large ball of old Blu Tack was found. That will just have to do. But…

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Do this. – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’m trying to make sense of the times that we’re in. It’s now been 3 weeks since the cubs have been with me. It could be more; I’ve lost count. I’m balancing the loneliness and vacuum with a morning wakeup call from eldest, lunchtime updates and Facetime at bedtime. I’m stressed. Thankfully, I’m also self-aware so I recognise the need to take action. Not before the Universe gives me a little more incentive. First World Problems During lockdown I stick…

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Being Productive During Isolation – Joyful Reliance, Resourceful Moxie – Single Mum, Parents Article

Have we all had enough of the quarantine yet? I know, I’m right there with you. Especially, if you have kids at home. Now my situation is a little different from many moms – I’m at work full-time, and I have to be. I’m not only an “essential worker” (whatever that means these days) … I’M A SOLO MOM! Which means I gotta work – there’s no staying home for me. But I still worry about being productive during isolation.…

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Grieving during quarantine – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

As much as I like writing (well my version of writing), my favourite part of blogging is getting to read other blogs. They can make you laugh, cry, think and fill you with renewed hope. One of my favourite blogs is by Katie and Evee. It really captured me as like my son, grief often hits when we are far too young. They talk about it so beautifully. It’s grief with hope, loss with the desire to live again. I’m…

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Air Display – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

We had an unexpected visitor. A spectacular predator. For a few minutes we had one of nature’s great air displays. Then it was off. That was so lucky. Would have been so easy to miss this. That brings to mind a slightly unsettling thought. How many of us would be missed if suddenly we were gone. Kinda like Marvels Infinity Wars. It’s an even more pertinent thought these strange days. So many of us are undertaking social distancing or full…

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