Category Archives: single parenting

Where have you been?

imageOk so I know its been forever and a blue moon since I last posted but wooh do I have some new ventures to tell you about. I’ve been doing some researching and experimenting with a few at home opportunities, of which some worked and some did not. This would explain my brief silence as I had to find a balance between the girls, starting a business, school work and of course a little me time.

Break time is over and its back to sharing and gaining new insights from all you wonderful moms out there! Do you own a blog? I would love to connect with you all to share ideas and help each other along the way. Do you represent any MLM companies? I am a independent representative for Scentsy. This blog is dedicated to all women not just single mothers, so  free to engage and lets get to know one another.

Chat with you soon,

Single parents rock!!

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I can definitely remember my mom telling me a thousand times as a teenager that I would have it ten times worst. oh how naïve I was to laugh hat phrase off back then. No one gave me a heads up or said run while you can. nope they just left me out to dry and I must say I’m happy they did because this has been quite a emotional catastrophic experience. Ok so maybe i’m exaggerating on the happiness part but it did sound good right?

From the day my eldest turned thirteen who is now fourteen,  the hormones have kicked in and the attitude is raging. Constantly the little voice in my head keeps saying “ten times worst”. Does this sound familiar? Has your teenager been replaced by a horrible attitude having monster? Rest assure that this too shall pass. We were all these same monsters at one point  most likely and we got through them. What’s important for us as parents is to make sure we still hold the solid ground. our word is our word. It is our teenagers job to try any and every thing possible to persuade us to go along with there thinking.

Now we haven’t been making it as single parents for this long to allow our children to defeat us have we? of course not, so stay strong and hold your ground. This  will pass and in the years to come you will look back, reminisce and laugh about it! #single parents rock!

But I love you more!

As a single parent we make sacrifices everyday. From losing sleep to giving up the only meal you’ve had time to eat, these are just some of the joys of being the only parent. For the past two years I have made the sacrifice of being a stay at home single mom. While this has been a great opportunity to bond with my Ani my two year old I’ve also accomplished finishing up my degree in business administration. While this should be the happiest point in my life, I’m stricken with guilt.

The thought of being away from ani for such long hours makes me feel guilty. Will the daycare treat her the same as I? Will she be afraid of me leaving her with strangers? Will our bond grow cold? All of these questions are circling through my head. I am not alone however, many single parents feel guilt of having to go to work. We feel as though we are super heroes because we have been doing it by ourselves for so long. But it’s ok to welcome help sometime.

That guilt that we feel is just another form of our unconditional love we feel for our children. In the long run, our children will express their admiration and appreciation for our hard work! So let’s get rid of out guilt and pay ourselves on the back for a job well done! Remember single parents rock!