"It is very important to me and essential for my mental health that I still have an active social life, so I have worked hard on figuring out how best to achieve that when I am the sole carer for my daughter."

In the latest contribution to #OurStoriesDCN, Mel Johnson - founder of The Stork and I - shares her journey to parenthood, and gives some excellent practical advice on how solo mums can combat feelings of loneliness and isolation. A must-read for all solo parents!