There 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.
Let’s take a look at what a single mom really thinks and how you can help. Continue reading “What a single mom really thinks and how you can help”
You may think that going to the store for a quick pick up of some items has nothing more to it. You approach the checkout stand to find yourself exchanging some words with the cashier. I usually find myself asking their opinion on something I am buying which sometimes leads to more conversation.
Well this happened to me recently. The cashier and I somehow started talking about life as a single mom and that we should be so proud of ourselves. As I departed the checkout to head to my car I realized that just a quick moment of some words being exchanged could be so motivating. It is moments like these that I realize I am not alone and times like these encourage me to keep going.
I have found that there are many other ways that keep me motivated as a single mom and believe you may also be able to benefit from these on your journey.
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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
day 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?
Continue reading “From Homemaker to Working Mom”