Inspiration and advice on embracing single parenthood. Based on interviews with experts and single mothers - separated and divorced, widowed and single mothers by choice - this book will help you find the upside in raising kids on your own (or part thereof).
Published by Murdoch Books.
So, this isn’t at all what you had in mind, or where you thought you’d end up … as a single parent, raising kids on your own – at least some of the time. Battling the day to day grind, making life defining decisions while helping with homework, shoelaces and Book Week costumes, all the while working and maybe even having a social life. It can be arduous, lonely and overwhelming. But it can also be liberating. Not just adapting to your new normal, but wholeheartedly embracing it.
What if you saw your circumstances as an opportunity for new beginnings, and a call to step up in ways you never thought possible? In The Single Mother’s Social Club, journalist Jacinta Tynan interviews experts and single mothers to share the best advice for thriving when you’re the only adult in the house, along with her own experiences of making it as a single mum.
‘An intimate guide to resilience and healing’
Juanita Phillips - Journalist and author of ‘A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life’
'Jacinta Tynan brings her trademark wit and heart to a handbook for all those whose lives are not necessarily broken, but a different shape of whole’.
- Angela Mollard - Columnist and author
'Reaffirming and honest, Jacinta holds your hand through moments you never thought you’d go through, and reminds us who we do it all for - our kids’.
- Daisy Turnbull, educator and author of 50 Risks to Take With Your Kids
Described as 'part memoir, part manifesto of modern motherhood’, Mother Zen was inspired by a Sunday Life column Jacinta wrote about the joys of motherhood which unleashed a social media storm. In this book she explores why some women find being a new mother such a struggle while others relish it, and wherever we have any say in that.
An anthology of some of Australia’s most revered female writers sharing the true stories of their adolescence compiled and edited by Jacinta Tynan. Writers include Liane Moriarty, Debra Oswald,
Tara Moss, Tara June Einch, Sofie Laguna, Wendy Harmer, Lisa Wilkinson.
Royalties were donated to SISTER2Sister, a mentor program for at risk teenage girls.
(Allen & Unwin 2007 and Brio Books 2018)