Have you heard about all the controversy behind parents assigning household chores to their children? I mean I get it. Everyone parents differently, however, I am having a hard time wrapping my head around why children having age-appropriate chores is a bad thing. The real question is, why aren't we expecting our children to do chores?Read More
Many single moms struggle with whether or not to keep trying to get absent fathers to play a more active role in their children's lives. For most, it's a no-brainer. Why would I want someone in my kids' life who doesn't want to be there? And for others, they know that their child would benefit from having both parents in their life.Read More
Have you seen that movie "Bad Moms"? You know the one with Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell. While watching that movie, I had a ton of, "Oh me too" moments. If you've seen that movie I'm sure you have too.
As single moms we are more stressed, overwhelmed and end our days super exhausted. We try to hold ourselves to a higher standard, especially due to the shortcomings of our children having absent fathers. Unfortunately, feel like failures or berate ourselves for not meeting those expectations. And guess what? I am one of those moms.Read More
School is out and now it's time to search the web for some FREE summer activities. The kids are home, and if they are anything like mine, they are driving you crazy! Even though the weather is nice, just about EVERYTHING there is to do that is fun cost money.
So taking the kids to Six Flags, Disney Land/World, or Bush Gardens every other day is out of the question. And they're just about bored to death of going to the park, so what's a single mom on a strict budget to do? You want them to enjoy their summer, however, you don't have to break the bank to do it.Read More
Have you had to have the "talk" yet? Not that talk, mind out of the gutter, please. I'm talking absent father or deadbeat dad talk. Yeah, those are the worse. Having to explain to your child about their absent father can suck and can be really emotional.
In some cases, kids may feel like it may have been something they have done. These kinds of talks required us to provide a lot of reassurance on our part. To let our children know that there is nothing they did or could have done differently.Read More
Do you struggle with feeling your kids never get enough individual quality time with you? Well, I'm sure you're not the only single mom who has felt that way. Finding time for ourselves is trouble enough, how often do we stop and think about the individual attention our children require from us as well?Read More
Let's focus more on the good things your kids do, rather than pointing out everything that is wrong? Let us learn how to unburden ourselves from some of these responsibilities and share them. Don't miss this simple idea for encouraging your child and recognizing their efforts!Read More
How often does your child's future cross your mind? Do you ever find yourself thinking about how you are going to pay for his college education? Or what kind of adult he will be? If you're not much of a planner, then chances are none of these things have crossed your mind yet, and that does not make you a bad parent. Even if your child is under the age of 5 or 2, it is never too early to give him the best chance for success. The earlier you start planning your child's future, the better.Read More