Monthly Archives: September 2011

Can it be Appropriate to Breach a Court Order?

One of the most frequent queries we get at OnlyDads is parents asking if they have to comply with their contact order. The reason for them asking is invariably concern over the other parents behaviour (drugs/alcohol/general irresponsibility) and the safety of … Continue reading

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Setting up a home business – Advice for Single Parents

I have written about the entrepreneurial spirit of single parents before. Financial pressures coupled with the need to work (truly) flexibly mean many turn towards self-employment and the launch of a small business as the way forward. What OnlyMums and OnlyDads wanted … Continue reading

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Cannabis Use and The Ex

I raised a question on Twitter the other day – it was one that OnlyDads is asked time and time again: The question runs thus: “My ex smokes Cannabis in front of the children. Do you think this is right? I’ve … Continue reading

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Bob’s Music

Keith recently tagged me in a post. It was the wrong post though! I really want him to change it to the one about 5 songs!! That said, I’m not sure about the “songs to live your life by” bit. … Continue reading

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School Skirt Length – or a Dad’s Total Hypocrisy

Here is the thing: When I was 15 and at school, the uniform police dictated dark grey school trousers, white or grey shirt, and a blazer. What did I wear? Skin tight black jeans, black shirt, black desert boots and … Continue reading

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Single Parents are Brilliant – a response

Dear Prime Minister, The expression “single parents are brilliant” doesn’t really apply to me – and it may be useful to explain why! …but first let me take you back 12 years or so. I had been invited to attend … Continue reading

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Single Parent Support and Twitter

A few of us single parents were having a natter on Twitter this morning. As you do! It ended up with @outragel @lucyfurleaps @S_P_Brilliant and I discussing the possibility of using a #hashtag so that single parents can more easily … Continue reading

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