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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...]

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...]

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...]

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. … [Read more...]

7 Single Mom Blogs…You May Not Know About!

When you're a single parent, you sometimes feel that you're the only one going through a particular experience in this amazingly difficult journey of single parenthood. But let me tell you...you are not alone! And nothing says that better than sharing some of my favorite single mom blogs.  These bloggers are just like me, sharing what's going on in their lives and helping others throughout their experiences as a single parent. I hope you enjoy this list of 7 single mom blogs you might not … [Read more...]

Single Parents: Do You Struggle to Get Enough Sleep? Duh, Yes We Do!

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) recently released the results of the CDC National Health Interview Survey, 2013-2014 with a major finding regarding single parents and sleep:  Single parents, especially women, were more likely than adults in other types of families to have short sleep duration, frequently have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and frequently wake up feeling not well-rested. If you are a parent, … [Read more...]