A year and a half later we are co-parenting and we are great friends. I am not saying it hasn’t been difficult, it has. We’ve had ups and downs as parents: started our new lives solo-parenting, I returned to work, the children have started (and love) nursery, we’ve had family challenges and household logistics to sort, new houses to move into and for the children to become accustomed to, and new relationships to navigate with our blended family. All in all, pretty regular stuff I’m sure some of you will be going through, too.
No doubt we’ll continue to meet hurdles (big and small) along the way but we’re confident that co-parenting was the right decision for our family.
I’m still learning how to co-parent and traverse future obstacles like dating after separation, with children, being a working mum etc., so I’m no parenting expert, but I’ve learnt a lot along the way.
This column aims to help others in similar situations: single/solo parents, co-parents, blended families, and families in general.
Ultimately, this column is for you, and I want you to tell me what you would like to read about. What would you like answered or explored? Let me shed some light on common parenting issues; providing hacks and fun, relatable stories as we go.
I hope you enjoy the column and I look forward to hearing your thoughts and what you would like to read about and our journey together.
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