When I first became a single mom, I was completely overwhelmed with the challenge…and completely unwilling to admit it. I was absolutely determined to maintain a sense of normalcy for my children and refused to admit defeat. (I’m stubborn that way.) I was just going to find a way to make it through. Failure is… Continue reading Single Mom vs. Pickle Jar: The Struggle Is Real
Occasionally, I see a quote in a book or even online that really resonates with me, not just for its wisdom but its relation to something that is currently happening in my world. As a single mom being pulled in so many directions, this one hit home- not just about my situation, but life itself… Continue reading Are You A Lump Of Coal Or A Diamond-In-Training?
As a single mom, I don’t have much time to watch TV but, when I do, I love watching some of the classic television shows that I grew up on. There is one show that has always been absolute greatness and has a newfound relevance to me now that I’m a single parent: “The Golden… Continue reading Why Single Moms Should Watch “The Golden Girls”
Apparently there is a misconception floating around that all single moms, myself included, need help. Here’s a little secret- we don’t. No, it isn’t easy and yes, we struggle. One of my biggest frustrations, though, is the assumption that we all need a handout. I am self-reliant, resourceful and I’ve got this. My bills are… Continue reading The Biggest Misconception About Being A Single Parent
The most magical morning of the year can be the hardest for those of you learning how to survive Christmas alone as a single mom. Perhaps, like me, your custody agreement lets you spend Christmas morning with your children every other year. When you wake Christmas morning and your children aren’t there, it’s a difficult… Continue reading How To Survive Christmas Alone As A Single Mom