Amy Ransom takes her three kids on holiday for the first time as a single parent and shares her top tips on how to survive
Last month, one year post separation, I took my three young kids, 8, 5 and 3 years old, abroad. On my own. For the first time. It was the final milestone in a year, which had seen me dismantle the Christmas tree (badly) and light my first BBQ (not so badly).
I was a little anxious before we left and spent weeks prepping my kids for ALL the things that could go wrong, if they played up. Getting lost. Getting hurt on the baggage carousel. Getting arrested in passport control. The list was endless. Bring on the holiday spirit! But, when the time came, they totally stepped up, even my three year old. And, safely back on English shores, I can honestly say it was a victory. Here’s what I learned about surviving a holiday as a single parent.