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Single Parents Have All the Love #Sponsored

*Disclaimer: I received compensation in exchange for writing this post on Mom.me, in celebration of National Single Parents Day.  Any parent can agree that parenting is tough. It is a challenging and complex experience that requires every fiber of your being, and although at times you can become overwhelmed and exhausted by it, you would never trade it for the world. Being a single parent is no different. The added level of complexity comes with the fact that you’re handling most, if not all, … [Read more...]

One Day at a Time: A Show for Single Moms & More!

*This post is not sponsored by Netflix.  All opinions in this post are my own, and based on my own experiences* Every now and then, you find a gem of a movie or a show that just grabs at you in such an unusual way.  Some of those gems for me would be This Is Us (I mean, who doesn't just love that show!), Deadpool (I mean c'mon, they made fine ass Ryan into a mutant with a disfigured face and body in red spandex, with his face covered in about 75% of the movie, and still! I love him!), Steve … [Read more...]

Confessions of an Introvert Mom: 7 Tips to Survive Raising an Extroverted Child

Before I had Micah, I was the textbook introvert... I made friends quickly and easily, and had outings and such with those friends, but I thrived in environments where I could be alone.  I would pass up the opportunity to go out and spend time with family and friends to sit at my sofa alone.  On top of the fact that I am an introvert, I am incredibly shy, especially when I'm in mixed company.  It's easy to be myself in front of my friends, but I find it hard to connect with other people.  I … [Read more...]

What Do You Do When You’ve Had Enough Baby Daddy Drama?

I have always believed in the importance and benefits of a healthy and positive co-parenting relationship, and although my relationship with my son's father is nowhere near where I would like it to be, it doesn't change the fact that it is important and beneficial. At some point, though, you have to recognize when enough is enough.  Unfortunately, I am that point.  I have no hope or faith in the ability to create a healthy and positive co-parenting relationship with Micah's Daddy.  In the … [Read more...]

I Survived The 1st Day of Kindergarten!

The first day of Kindergarten...!! We have been building up to this day for months (it almost seemed like years at this point), and honestly, the day just completely flew by. I'm writing this on the eve of his third day of Kindergarten and I still honestly don't know how it all happened so quickly. So let me just share a recap of what was going on in my head and in my heart preparing for this 1st day of kindergarten... I was prepared to completely fall apart crying when he walked onto … [Read more...]

How to Be a Super Single Mom {Guest Post}

You are a single parent and find that daily life can be a struggle when everything is on your shoulders. There are so many things that need to be done and there is barely time in the day to complete everything. But despite all that stress, you can still be your kids’ favorite superhero with a few simple steps. Don't Be a Perfectionist Believe it or not, your lawn does not have to be perfectly manicured, the beds don't always have to be made, and meals don't have to be cooked from scratch. … [Read more...]

Money Management for Single Moms: 5 Tips to Help You Get Started! {Guest Post}

Money management is not something that can take care of itself or happen by accident; you need to plan your finances and work toward achieving your monetary goals. And as the head of your household, it is your duty to be thorough in all matters related to money! Single mothers, particularly those who haven’t had to do anything at all with finances before may find this task challenging. That being said, if you do the right things, managing funds can be a breeze. If you’re ready to learn … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Embrace Single Parenthood {Guest Post}

Being a single parent is probably not how you saw your life going. However, now that you've made the decision to be single, or to raise your children alone, there are things you can do to thrive and grow in your new life. Here are four ways to embrace your single parenthood. Get Some Space. Start by putting some distance between you and your former partner. This could mean legal separation and it could also mean deciding to let go of someone who doesn't want to be in a relationship with … [Read more...]

Single Mom Schooling: How to Further Your Education and Still Get Paid {Guest Post}

The US Census Bureau states there are 9.9 million single moms with children under 18 in the home. With all the responsibilities and hectic schedules of being a single parent, additional schooling may be pushed aside. However, there's never been a better time for busy single moms to continue their educations. There are plenty of options that will allow you to continue working while earning a certification or degree, and with new technology there are hundreds of available solutions for … [Read more...]

An Epic Mommy Update…

It's been a while since I've shared anything here on the blog, and I felt the need to share what's been going on. The Next Step in Motherhood First and foremost, motherhood continues to be a journey.  But hey, what should I expect? My lil' man is almost 5 years old now - only 4 months away.  I registered him for kindergarten last week *sniff sniff*.  I struggled through deciding whether or not to put him in public school or keeping him at his day care for kindergarten.  After some very … [Read more...]