I’m Hayley, a copywriter, journalist and single mum. Mum Odyssey is a blog about all the brilliant, messy and downright scary moments that go along with new motherhood and solo parenting.
I fell unexpectedly pregnant in 2016 and my then-relationship ended a few weeks before I gave birth. Despite having the best people around me, it was pretty frightening. What I didn’t realise is that, while life as I knew it was over, things would change for the better in so many ways.
I write about my experiences in the hope of showing that being a single parent doesn’t make one “less than” anyone else and it certainly doesn’t mean compromising on getting the life we want.