Compare & Despair

Our level of contentment is generally set by the gap between our expectation and our reality. The closer together they are, the more content we feel. When things fail to live up to our expectations, especially the big things, we tend to be less content or ‘happy’. One of the […]

What is the cost of living in the UK?

Existing costs a lot at the moment. A ‘cost of living crisis’ has gripped the UK over the last five years, with millions of households increasingly struggling to make ends meet as prices for essential goods and services continue to rise. Inflation, which measures the rate at which prices rise, […]

What is the Average Age of a Single Mother?

One of the hardest things about being a single mum is the stigma attached to the title. Media portrayals of single mothers have for decades been largely negative (see my ‘Single Mother Project’ series on on-screen single mother characters). For many, the phrase ‘single mum’ immediately evokes an image of […]