What a single mom really thinks and how you can help

helping a single mom editThere are over 10 million single moms in the United States according to The Census. And if you happen to be one of those moms than you’ve probably realized that it is ten times harder to deal with the normal duties of parenting including teaching, tantrums, and discipline. As a single parent, I will be the first to tell you that it is not easy. Parenting in itself is challenging whether alone or with the help of the other parent.

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Top 5 deciding factors when choosing childcare

paintIt was nearing the end of the year 2014. I had just found out that I would be going from homemaker to working mom meaning I would now need to find suitable childcare for my almost two year old at the time. Fear set in and all the many thoughts and questions began. It was a difficult time but I found that these five things were on the top of my list to consider when searching for childcare and were very helpful in making my decision.

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A list of resources to get you on your feet

You think back to the times it was you and your spouse as one happy family. Maybe you have never been married yet envisioning having that family. Instead as you get into your car you realizeresources blog post it is only you and the 3 ft tall person in the car seat behind you. You just went from dreaming to the realization of being a single parent. Whether you are a new single parent or have always been one and need some assistance to get you on your feet I want to start by applauding you for humbling yourself to ask for help. Here is a list of resources to help you get started.

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From Homemaker to Working Mom

I recall the days I would be in the office and see a mom with her baby out running her daily homemaker errands and think to myself “Why can’t I be home with my baby too, this isn’t fair?”. The truth is that I am not the only one struggling with seeing my child for only two hours each

homemakerday before she is soon off to bed just to start all over the next day. If that is you and you desire to be home again or for the first time, let me tell you it is possible.

As you may already know I currently take care of Vera full-time and work a full-time job. In 2014 I began my journey doing both mom and bread-winner. It has been a challenging ride and I am learning all the time on ways to be a better mom and person.

The Search Begins

It was now just Vera and I that summer. My mind was racing not sure what I was going to do as I was used to being a full-time homemaker. The full-time income in our house had came to a screeching halt and now I was left to pick up the pieces and put this puzzle together. As a homemaker my duties were to take care of Vera, cooking, cleaning, and budgeting so I wasn’t completely lost when it came to handling finances. I told myself that there was no way that I would be working outside the house and I searched day and night on how I could continue to stay at home while paying the bills. We were renting a townhouse not to far from the strip and it wasn’t the best neighborhood but it was where we were. I was looking for answers from family to the internet on what the next step was going to be. The pressure of paying next month’s rent was coming on strong. Was it all about to boil down to finding a job outside the house and now searching for childcare for Vera?

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