“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Hi and welcome to Lydia on Life, a parenting and lifestyle blog run by me, Lydia. A twenty-something single mum of one living in London. I’m glad to have the opportunity to share my experiences as a new mum and to create a space for honest conversation about single parenting.
I’m guessing you stumbled on this page because you want to know more about me? I hope so! I’ve been part of the blogosphere for a few years now and boy has my blog seen many niches. However, it wasn’t until I become a mum that my blog found it’s happy place.
I became a single mum a few weeks after finding out I was pregnant in 2018. Like many women out there, I’d always hoped to get married first, buy the house and then have the babies but life doesn’t always pan out how you want it. And you know what, sometimes it’s a good thing.
Becoming a mum has given me confidence I never thought I had or could have, especially as a single mum. Because of this, I decided to use that confidence to share the experiences that come along the way. From my pregnancy, delivery and recover down to co-parenting and career building, I share it all on here . The good, the bad and the completely uncomfortable.
I’m new to this mum life and in no way do I know what I’m doing but I’m trying and willing to learn along the way. My hope is that the experiences I share will be useful to someone else and open up the conversation on single parenthood.
So I welcome you to my little world of love, laughter, pain and growth. I feel there is going to be a lot in store so enjoy the ride with me.
I try to post at least once a week but with a baby to run after it’s easier said than done. I’ll do my best to stick to it though!
Hope you enjoy!
This is a personal blog and any views or opinions represented in this blog are personal and belong solely to myself, Lydia, the blog owner. Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever (abusive, profane or rude) – so keep it polite, please. Also, my posts are quite lengthy so make sure you’re comfy.