The Parents

It’s not easy being a lone parent….

For those who do not know, we are in the process of moving back to the West Midlands, on the 24th August we leave Lancashire. In the meantime ClearlyDaddy now has returned to Telford to work before our return.

I thought i’d share some of my “lone parent” adventures….


As I begin typing this (8.20pm) I have deposited my 2 children to bed, I’m sat on the sofa with crisps (my tea) and cider. Leah went to bed at 7pm, as usual but she’s only just dropped off to sleep. After many trips up the stairs to change her book, talk to her and put her CD back on. Lewis told me he was tired about 8.10pm and wanted to watch a DVD in bed.

So now my house is peaceful, for the first time since we returned to the North. Its been absolutely manic since we left ClearlyDaddy in Telford last night.

Sunday Evening

When we got home, after a 2 and half hour journey and Leah screaming most of the journey I managed to get her to bed. Lewis also went to bed at the same time to watch his new DVD from his uncle. Half way through settling Leah with her musical CD we had a power cut and the house was plunged into silence.

The power cut lasted nearly an hour and a half, Leah thankfully fell asleep but I ended up sharing my tea with Lewis which unfortunately due to a power cut ended up being noodles and crisps.

When the house got too dark Lewis and I headed off to bed, it was pointless staying up plus Lewis was getting scared of the dark and very tired. Just as we got into bed the electricity came back on so Lewis thankfully went back his own bed and watched his DVD. I by this point was too relaxed to tidy the house and unpack so left it all for the morning.

Monday Morning

This morning started with a late start, we were all completely knackered after a busy weekend. The day consisted of food shopping, housecleaning, unpacking and collecting a parcel. My house has never been so tidy and organised! Another job for this week is cleaning it from top to bottom.

All in all a wonderful day with my children but it’s not been easy keeping 2 children at bay from morning to night. Deal with tantrums, meals and giving Lewis answers to all his “why” questions… I’m absolutely frazzled!



My hat really goes off to all the lone parents of the world, I’ve only done 24 hours so far and I’m shattered. Even typing is difficult due to being worn out.


  1. Rebecca Bodkin

    7th August 2013 at 8:46 pm

    @katie Very hard… just done part 2, im struggling to function even when i’m sleeping well!

  2. katie

    6th August 2013 at 12:25 pm

    i’ve played at it too and i also take my hat off to single parents – its so hard!

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