Strong Single Moms…It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Dear Strong Single Moms, How are you? Are you okay? This pandemic has completely massacred the everyday norms. I’m sure you had your struggles before, and this pandemic has made it even worse. Did you become mom and dad, caretaker, teacher and so much more? Did you have to gauge whether or not to keep your job? Do you have help raising your kids? Are you struggling to find support or your “village”? Are you having trouble finding a true work/life balance? Are you thriving but concerned about how long you’ll be able to maintain it successfully? All of this […]

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Be Good to Yourself: Inexpensive Ideas for Treating Yourself

As a single mom, your entire life is wrapped around your child(ren).  You don’t have time or energy to think about anything that does not directly impact your child’s life.  You ensure that everything runs smoothly so your child can have the best life that they can have.  But it’s okay to take a moment to think of yourself too. I want to treat myself big time, but it’s extremely hard to do so right now. Instead, I have to find inexpensive ways to treat myself in small ways on an average day.  It makes me feel rejuvenated and ready to […]

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DEAR NEW SINGLE MOM…

Dear New Single Mom…. As I sit here cuddling my 4-year old son as he drifts off to sleep, I thought of you… I wondered how you must be feeling, what worries you may have, and just all-in-all how you are doing.  I wish that I knew you personally so I could embrace you and let you know that it will all be okay.  Even on your best day, you may still need that hug for reassurance that you’re moving in the right direction.  Because let’s be honest – sometimes we wonder that, right? Only a few short years ago, […]

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7 TIPS TO HELP SINGLE MOMS EXPLAIN WHY DADDY ISN’T AROUND

When you’re a single parent, you’re bound to eventually be asked a question by your child that you will have to prepare to answer.  The question that I’m dreading is, “Why isn’t Daddy around?” I confronted my mom with the same question when I was younger, and I could remember the shock on her face by the question.  I was only about 6 or 7 at the time, so I’m sure she thought that she had a couple of years before the question was asked. But I have always been an old soul, and Micah is shaping up to be […]

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5 THINGS I WORRY ABOUT AS A SOLO PARENT

My nephew has come to visit! It’s only been a couple of days, but honestly, it has been a great experience. He has been helping me around the house and with Micah…and honestly, he’s been a great person to chat with.   Although only 20 years old, he’s definitely an old soul as I was at his age, and we have deep philosophical conversations about life, entrepreneurship, family life, and ambition.  He asked a question today that really got me thinking, “What are some of the things that you worry about most as a solo parent?” It wasn’t an incredibly […]

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6 INDISPENSABLE SAFETY TIPS FOR SINGLE MOTHERS {GUEST POST}

Being a single mother can be really tough at times. You have to work a full-time job and take care of a child at the same time. If you are a single mother living alone, you also have to worry about your safety. Here are six safety tips for single mothers. Add Curtains to Your Windows One of the simplest ways to stay safe as a single mother is to add curtains to your windows. This way, strangers cannot look into your house and see what you are doing. Curtains on your windows will provide you with a lot of […]

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Yes, I’m an African-American Woman and Single Mom…But I Am More Than Just a Statistic

The other day while at work while driving off to sleep at my desk at work (hey, it happens to all of us at some point!), a woman that I work with (we work at the same company, but we don’t work in the same department) had a peculiar question for me:  “Don’t you feel weird being a statistic?” What do you mean? I asked. Well being an African-American woman, and a single mom. Don’t you feel weird fitting into that statistic? she questioned. The precursor to the question was a series of rambling statements, explaining that she was curious and didn’t […]

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SOLO PARENTING: HOW SINGLE MOMS CAN USE TECHNOLOGY TO CONNECT WITH THEIR KIDS {GUEST POST}

A single mother’s job is never done – you wear the hat of the primary caregiver, breadwinner, encourager, housekeeper, taxi driver, and more. That’s a lot of hats to juggle and still maintain a functional household. Balancing a full-time job, the demands of life, and being a connected parent can be difficult – especially if you are doing it solo. Single parents can still maintain a strong relationship with their children, even when life gets chaotic and busy. Single mothers can utilize the new technologies available to stay involved and updated with their family. In today’s world, technology is one of the best […]

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MY BABY DADDY MOVED ON…AND I’M STILL SINGLE!

It is tough to watch your ex move on after a breakup, yet you are still single. If you were broken up with, you’re probably still questioning the breakup. Why did this happen? Will I find someone else? What did I do?  In many cases, you may still have feelings for your ex. You may be angry and hurt by the breakup, and it becomes exponentially worse because they have moved on. You may judge whether or not you’ll ever get over these feelings and how you’ll be able to deal with the breakup. All of this can be compounded if […]

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I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE! : TIPS TO END BABY DADDY DRAMA – PART 2

As I mentioned in Part One,  I’ve experienced my share of baby daddy drama and I hoping that these tips will help you to end, or avoid, baby daddy drama in your life.  Today, I have some more tips to help guide you through the experience, especially if you want to build a healthy and positive co-parenting relationship for your child. Let’s start where we left off! 4. Stop allowing your child’s father back into your head and your heart. As you’ve probably read in many of my other posts, I have always envisioned being married and living happily to my child’s […]

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