First off, huge apologies that some of you felt excluded from the survey. The idea of the survey was to get a picture of the division of labour between partners and how this worked.
This does not mean, however, that the views of single parents and their experiences are not valid/a useful part of the debate and it would be great if you could share your tips on how you make life and work and family work for you and what, if anything, could be done to make that easier.
- good extended family support - good and flexible childcare - try to develop a network of single parent friends for support (I'm still working on this) - despite what cod says ... lower your housekeeping standards.
Know that almost everything can have a positive outcome if you look at it from another angle (this often requires someone else having a look from another angle, in all honesty, whilst you bash your head against the wall ).
Make plans for the weekend - either with friends, or to do specific activities. Weekends are traditionally 'family time', and I find if I have no firm plans, it is easy to tip over into feeling alone/grumpy/sad/isolated.