Couples Break Up – Families Don’t Need To.

On Monday evening I had the pleasure of being invited to The Family Law Panel Westminster Forum at The House of Commons organised by the very wonderful OnlyMums & OnlyDads Community  – they are the UKs foremost signposting service for single parents and those going through divorce / separation. The Family Law Panel, launched in June 2014 […]

Celebrity Mums Trying To Pull Off Single Parenting

If you are thinking that celebrities have it all, well think again. Raising happy, confident, resilient children is not easy for anyone. Celebrities live the same kind of life we do, except that their trials and tribulations feed the gossip columns and their ‘mistakes,’ meltdowns, &  mishaps get plastered all over magazines & enter the realms of public opinion. […]

Has your self confidence taken a hammering after your divorce? Here’ s my antidote.

Divorcing is a pretty harrowing experience so I am using my experience to run a new workshop for women recovering from Divorce & Separation called “Sue’s 5 Step Self Esteem Solution after Divorce”  it’s only a 3 hour workshop designed to help you begin to rebuild your damaged self confidence and self esteem but it will, without doubt, begin […]

I’m a single Mum – what’s your super power ?

  I am delighted to have been interviewed by  ‘VIVACIOUS MUM’ where single mums can find lots of positive images, stories, ideas and support around single motherhood.   Click here to read my interview about where I think parents go ’wrong,’ when I think the right age is for introducing kids to modern technology and gadgets,  the right age when you […]

Guidance on Parenting Alone – My Interview on The Mother Company

Guidance on Parenting Alone – My Interview on The Mother Company An interview with Sue Atkins The percentage of US births to unmarried women, increasing since the 1940s, has surged in recent years, according to the American Community Survey. Pew Research reports the number of single fathers has increased from 300,000 in 1960, to over […]

For all single women

  The thing is: Obstacles aren’t there to impede you from getting to your destination; they’re there to prepare you for it. Every moment of the waiting is preparing you for what you’re waiting for. Every person who breaks your heart is preparing you for the one who never will. And every challenge, detour, obstacle […]

My Tug of War Technique

  I’ve been recently working with a group of parents going through the turbulent times of a divorce and I asked them to remember participating in or watching a tug-of-war competition. You like me can probably remember both sides sweating, tugging, pulling, wrestling and expending huge amounts of energy but not really getting very far […]

Vengeance is a lazy form of grief.

  In the film “The Interpreter”, the character played by Nicole Kidman says, “Vengeance is a lazy form of grief.”   If you like me, are totally honest you’ve probably had moments where you’ve silently fantasied about your ex’s life being a total disaster after you’ve split up no matter who was to blame or […]

4 Simple Reasons Not to Take Divorce Advice From Your Friends

As regular readers of my blog will know I am recently separated from my husband after 21 years and I know first hand how challenging, stressful and overwhelming this transitional period of  life really is. I have been running my “6 Week “Separation – Putting Your Children First” Coaching Programme”  for many years now using […]

Life after Divorce.

As the clock slowly ticks towards a New Year and I look back at the last 12 months, & the last 21 years of my family memories – of bringing up my two wonderful children, fondly reminiscing about wrapping presents in front of the electric fire and putting talcum powder down as snow from Father […]

How to succeed as a single parent.

Where do we go from here?  Keeping healthy relationships. I have recently been coaching a lovely Mum over the telephone for a number of weeks now and we’ve been looking at how she gets a break, gets some adult company and keeps her own life moving forward as she gets used to life as a […]