Single & Parenting | Epic Mommy Adventures - Part 2

Raising Dion: A Comic Book from the Parent’s View

I just found out about a new comic book that I'm really excited about, and I would like to share with all of you. Raising Dion is a new "supermom" comic book about a single mom raising a son with superhero powers.  No one’s ever done a comic book story from the parent’s point of view (they all usually die!) Also, there’s a lot of talk about the lack of diversity in superheroes in Marvel and DC movies, so here’s an indie grassroots story that features a strong female protagonist AND a diverse … [Read more...]

8 Reasons Why Dating is Different in Your 30s Than in Your 20s

The 20s - that time when you are free, willing to experience any- and every-thing that comes your way.  When I was in my 20s, I was completely invincible (or so I thought). I had done several reckless things and I didn't even think twice about it. Why worry about fixing my life right then? I had a decade to wreck it and decades to fix it.  The problem is - who knows what's going to happen later in life? You can't possibly know how it will all work out. In my 20s, relationships came and went - … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

How I Think Single Parents Should Take Care of Themselves

Single parents usually have a one track mind: taking care of their child. Our child comes first, and that’s the way it should be. However, we totally forget that we need to take care of ourselves too! Taking care of yourself is a must. Would you rather an irritable, unhappy person took care of your child, or a chirpy, happy person? Of course you’d say the latter, so you need to take care of yourself!   Here are my tips: Don’t Take on So Much You need to know when enough is … [Read more...]

Rejuvenate Your Single Life – Months 2 & 3

So...I'm way behind on my Rejuvenate Your Single Life posts, but I still wanted to share.  Just to give you a reminder of the challenge - I started the Rejuvenate Your Single Life challenge in January, which is all about me stepping outside of my comfort zone and trying something new, in the efforts of doing something just for me. As single parents (well any parent for that matter), we sometimes get so lost in being parents, that we forget to do something for ourselves. But we have to step … [Read more...]

Moving in with Your Partner? Here Are Some Home Organizing Tips You Could Use {Guest Post}

Image Via: pinterest Are you one of those people who like to have neatness and order at home to be able to live peacefully? Most of us are like that and for a good reason. Who would want to live in a messy and cluttered up space anyway? It would just take the fun out of living in an otherwise aesthetic house. But if you’re planning to move in with your partner, you may have to give the process of organizing your new home some serious thought. While everything could be hunky-dory if both … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

12 Things You Need to Know About Dating a Single Mom

I was recently told by a friend that he doesn't date single moms. He said that they have way too much baggage, more than he's willing to handle. He indicated that he would never pursue a true and meaningful relationship with a single mom. After I completely badgered him to explain if our friendship was true and meaningful, he finally realized that he had somewhat offended me. Although I am a single mom myself, though, I somewhat understood his issue (although I don't think that single moms have … [Read more...]

Rejuvenate Your Single Life Challenge – Month 1

Earlier this month, I shared a challenge that I wanted to do on my own. Do you remember it? It was the Rejuvenate Your Single Life 6-Month Challenge. The challenge is all about me stepping outside of my comfort zone and trying something new, in the efforts of doing something just for me. As single parents (well any parent for that matter), we sometimes get so lost in being parents, that we forget to do something for ourselves. But we have to step outside of being a parent to enjoy being … [Read more...]

Your Kids Are Worth It: Why Every Single Parent Should Have Life Insurance

Last week, I read an article that presented some really scary statistics about single parents. And it's not the typical statistics about how many single parent households there are, nor the likelihood of a child in a single parent home being an outcast, or anything like that. It presented statistics around single parents and life insurance, and the lack thereof.  In my opinion, single parents need life insurance possibly more than any other family types because sometimes the other parent is not … [Read more...]