Single Mums Can’t Have Careers And Travel

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It’s not possible for single mums to have a career or their own business, travel and rear children, In fact the only thing you can do as a single mum is take care of your child and take hand-outs from the Government, you will never be as successful as a two parent family.

Well, the above simply is not true!

Firstly single mums are exceptional at so many things, much more than what society can begin to credit us with. Nowhere near.

Single mums are an underrated pillar of society, raising a new generation of children, working full and part-time, building great careers, paving the road to success for their families, contributing to the economy, contributing to the communities all around us.

But so many people don’t see this, they have a perception in their minds that allow them to believe single mums are leaching off the Government, raising bad and broken children, draining resources, uneducated the list goes on.. All this is just complete nonsense.

 

The amount of times I have been looked down upon for being a single parent, people judging me because I have a child by my side. Stigmatized by many with the majority of the politicians greatly disconnected with the struggles single parents face managing day-to-day life, childcare, work, study, business, teaching their children, but it’s our own fault, right?

In most countries around the globe single mothers are looked down upon, some are more supporting than others but there are also those who regard them as used and damaged, of no use and just a burden, if anything is damaging it’s that very mentality, and it needs to change, we all have a responsibility to make a change.

Take for example the wonderful work JK Rowling, current president of Gingerbread UK, Rowling boldly and proudly states:

“I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life”

As the author of the first four Harry Potter books, she strove to achieve her potential and beyond and with that success came; she has campaigned for single parents and is a voice that needs to be heard.

As a single mother since my son was 1 years old and being 23 I know the struggles, the remarks, the challenges that came and the challenges that remain, but don’t loose hope, keep striving and setting good examples, even when it seems impossible remember everything is possible.

Celebrate Being a Single Parent

My Most Inspiring Photos I Took Travelling

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My Most Inspiring Photos Taken While Travelling

Here is a small collection of my personal photos that I took while travelling the world with my son.

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My son seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time – his smile says it all

 

Riding a canoe at sunset along the Amazon River
Riding a canoe at sunset along the Amazon River 
Visiting The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri in Luxor, Egypt
Visiting The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri in Luxor, Egypt

 

Climbing all the way to the top for the view at Machu Picchu in Peru
Climbing all the way to the top for the view at Machu Picchu in Peru
Hiking in the heat to see Petra from above in Jordan - look how tiny it is down there, can you spot it?
Hiking in the heat to see Petra from above in Jordan – look how tiny it is down there, can you spot it?

 

Riding a boat made only of straw on the words largest, higher freshwater lake - Lake Titicaca
Riding a boat made only of straw on the words largest, higher freshwater lake – Lake Titicaca

 

Flying over the Andes Mountain range from a tiny aircraft
Flying over the Andes Mountain range from a tiny aircraft

 

Flying and seeing Amazon River from the air
Flying and seeing Amazon River from the air

 

Watching the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in London
Watching the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in London

 

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Watching Disney Magic at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disney Land

 

The Amazon at sunset Pacaya
Waking up in the morning and stepping outside to see the Amazon River

 

Seeing baby squirrel monkeys dancing in the tree canopy - The Amazon
Seeing baby squirrel monkeys dancing in the tree canopy – The Amazon

 

Feeding baby Manatees at a rescue centre in Iquitos City Peru
Feeding baby Manatees at a rescue centre in Iquitos City Peru

 

Moscow's Red Square
Visiting Moscow’s Red Square at sunset

 

Riding a camel in the Beduin Village in Petra Jordan
Riding a camel in the Beduin Village in Petra Jordan

 

Seeing the sunsetting behind the Grand Masjid in Muscat Oman
Seeing the sunsetting behind the Grand Masjid in Muscat Oman

 

Taking a photo of Cusco from outside the City
Taking a photo of Cusco from the edge of the City

 

The view from Taquile island looking out onto Lake Titicaca
The view from Taquile island looking out onto Lake Titicaca

 

Hiking through the Amazon Rainforest and seeing my son discover new plants
Hiking through the Amazon Rainforest and seeing my son discover new plants

 

Climbing up a watch tower in the heart of the Amazon to see the view of the River
Climbing up a watch tower in the heart of the Amazon to see the view of the River

 

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Watching the lantern night show in front of The Treasury in Petra, Jordan

 

Seeing my son playing with children in a village along the Amazon near the Pacaya Samiria Nature Reserve, Peru
Seeing my son playing with children in a village along the Amazon near the Pacaya Samiria Nature Reserve, Peru

 

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Exploring the Sacred Vally of Urubamba

 

Visiting the Dead Sea in Jordan
Visiting the Dead Sea in Jordan

 

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Going To Naples With Kids!

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Going To Naples With The Kids?!

Most people believe that Italy is the land of lovers 😉 However ahem, kids too have a space. Why Naples in Italy with children? Well there are so many activities for the whole entire family, actually travelling with kids is a way of expanding your travelling horizons. You may choose to go for a cultural event yet full of fun right!?

There are LOTS of fun things in store for adults and kids and the entire family at large! At a glimpse you can make amazing discoveries of interesting aged castles, have a taste of the best pizza on the whole planet earth, what about enjoying a hike of a volcanic mountain? YES!

volcano

Explore Castle Nuovo – Do you know how old this castle really is? The castle lies just opposite the Bay of Naples. It was constructed back in the 13th century after an order from Charles I at a time when he desired a new, grander castle for his Anjaou’s court. However, a large percentage of the history in this castle starts from the 15th century at a time when Alfonso the V reigned Aragon. This is just way too much fun and excitement for children; they would just love exploring a true castle holding the breath to the life of Naples’ history.

Naples Castle
Photo credit: http://bit.ly/1Q0ozTy

Climbing Mt. Vesuvius – The ideal place to burn off that extra energy 😉 It sounds like a strenuous exercise – GOOD, but the panoramic views surrounding Naples make the whole experience so much more enjoyable. As you climb the mountain you’ll have a rare opportunity to view the islands of Ischia and Capri. You still have an option of driving or indeed taking a bus up to the top, however climbing around the massive volcano crater offers you a moving experience!

Photo credit: http://bit.ly/20pAylx
Photo credit: http://bit.ly/20pAylx

Eat pizza – Please treat your family to the best pizza globally. Naples has gained huge popularity as the region that gave birth to pizza and nothing can ever compare to real Neapolitan pizza – FACT!

There are all sorts of varieties to select from but the most classic are the ones with basil, virgin olive oil, buffalo mozzarella, drizzle and tomatoes. Mmmmmmmmmm!

Pizza naples

Explore the city’s underground – Take a tour to the Napoli Sotteranea and discover the hidden history of Naples in an unusual way by exploring the underneath of the city. Though spaces here may be narrow and dark at some points – all the more fun 🙂 children always find such an experience quite fascinating, you can meet tour guides to help you see the catacombs and hidden passageways among other shelters used during the height of World War II. It’s amazing how you re-emerge back to the busy street of Naples.

catacombs

Visit the steamy Solfatara – The landscape here is so fascinating and offers a complete unexpected experience for a family. Tour around the lava cap of an inactive volcano, though it still bubbles, hisses and produces spurts of sulphur fumes as a result of geothermal activity taking place underneath. The site is natural and offers a beautiful package of fun for the family. The Solfatara is a brief drive from Naples in the region of Pozzuoli.

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Photo credits: http://bit.ly/23kmXRL

In order to enjoy your time in Naples with your kids, why not look into booking a room at an bandb in Naples.

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