Why confessions of a single mum? I thought it was about time I explained why confession of a single mum came about and for you to get to know me.
I’m Kairen and a single mum to my daughter who is 15 and my son who is 13. I have been a single mum for over 10 years and wouldn’t have it any other way. In my time I have been a seamstress for more years than I can remember making wedding dresses from other people’s imaginations. I moved from sewing to an office when I divorced and only left the office environment this year. Being made redundant was the best thing that ever happened to me. Yeah its tight and not all plain sailing but it made me discover what I really wanted to do ( not bad for nearly 40 yrs old). Now I am studying for a foundation degree to be a certified nerd (make websites and understand all the jargon) as for why the website, well it all started from a game of poker.
Now before you mark me down as a gambling unfit mother, let me assure you this really isn’t the case. A couple of male friends were having the argument that a woman is not a good a poker player as the male breed. To prove their point they taught me the game and then invited me to the boy’s poker nights. If you are now imagining me in a smoky dim lit room with shots of liquor being slugged back and a huge pile of money in the middle of the table complete with house keys and children’s savings books, let me paint the real picture. Imagine a normal everyday lounge with 3 blokes and 1 woman sitting around a table with mugs of coffee or tea. There was no pile of money but a small pot of less than a £10 as the buy in was minuscule. That’s it I’m afraid, no sordid details to report. The only thing to report was that I wasn’t invited to many nights. Apparently I only won on the first week as I had lady luck, then second week it was a fluke and the third week was more lady luck. By the fourth week I knew my poker nights with them were to come to an end and I was never asked back.
Now what’s this got to do with confessions? Well I left the fourth game so irate that I was an outcast for just being good at something I looked up women’s poker in my area, nothing to be had. So I got the idea to make a website for women who wanted to learn to play poker. Pink Poker was around for over two years and I can report it did very well. ( I also learnt that sometimes yo have to let go of things ans when PinkPoker had run its course I created Scratch Cards Online)There is a limit to how much poker even I can stomach but I had discovered I loved making the website so I made a website about something I was passionate about. The short of it all confessions came about.
I am passionate about it being ok to be a single mum, that we all don’t have to have or will have the considered normal set up. I get so irate when it is presumed I am waiting for Mr. Right or I can’t possibly be happy being a single mum. I know I am not the first to feel this way nor will I be the last but least now I have somewhere to rant and rave on the subject and hopefully make a difference.
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