About

I’m an anatomically correct single mother*,  with a potty mouth and a messy house. My mission is to share the joys of single mothering. I don’t mind being single, it’s the single parenting I struggle with. My kids are one parent short, so my office hours are 24/7. I’ve raised a twenty-year-old, a 15-year-old and a primary schooler solo for nearly 10 years, and I’m hoping my gals end up more like Hermione Granger and less like Veruca Salt. In a squished rental flat that sucks up 70% of my income, I’ve got the smell of teen disappointment in one room and Stunt Girl and her peculiar obsession with live insects wedged into the sunroom.

I’m also a professional fool. I get paid to dress up and act like a goose in my day job as a Clown Doctor and at night as a comedian. My job is the cat’s pyjamas, the ant’s pants; working for a charity, I’ve met so many fantastic philanthropic people, my cynicism has been sat on by the happiness fairy.

In the interests of fine single mothering, I’ve decided to Pollard my children. Minimal feeding means my kids won’t grow too tall, thus saving on expensive sports shoes and fancy undies, and keeping school uniform costs to a minimum. My food bill will be reduced, thus Pollard will be kept in the fine style I would like to be accustomed to.

In an ideal world, I’d be a calm mother with time for dancing through the tulips while singing like Doris Day with my kids. Less Kris Jenner, more Carol Brady.

  • Prozac sold separately

All written content on this blog (C) Lou Pollard 2011-2017


13 Comments on “About”

  1. Catherine says:

    Love your job description! Sounds as crazy as my life. xcat

  2. loupollard says:

    Cat, my job is the cat’s pyjamas

  3. I am excitedly enjoying your blog. I found you through your comment to onethousanddays! It will take much longer to really look through all of your posts, but I will enjoy it immensely. Thank you for your humor. . .only God knows this world needs so much more.

    SandyO

  4. Benny says:

    Thanks for stopping by my site to say hello. Thought I’d snoop around your site to pick up on some goodies 🙂

  5. Nomibug says:

    I don’t know how I haven’t liked your ‘about’ page before! lol. So even though I’ve been following for ages … ‘LIKE!’.

  6. Kev says:

    Most enjoyable… I love Hermione Granger! Lol sounds like you have a very hectic, but fun filled life. 🙂

  7. Len Heggarty says:

    You write well Lou. Do more of it. Hit the papers and the ABC with what you write for the 2016 election. Come on out in front into the stage lights and shine. Put that light on Lou.
    The comics are in parliament. Write a few pages on single mothering and push that pram up the steps of parliament. We need to hear the “Whaaaaa, Whaaaa” of middle Australia and of the dirty nappies of reality.


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