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 being a new mum and solo parent all in one.

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 at first. What I didn’t realise is that although life as I knew it was over, in a lot of ways things would change for the better.

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.