Why It's Okay to Love Being a Single Mom
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So today's topic on the RSM podcast is all about being okay to love being a single mom. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying accepting the bad that comes with your situation, like dealing with a deadbeat dad, financial woes, or co-parenting fails for an example.
Being Okay With Single Motherhood
From the day you entered single motherhood, the odds are against you. Why? Because you need help? Because single moms are viewed as promiscuous? Or irresponsible? I definitely know that acceptance is a hard thing to do, but not impossible. Over time as you learn, grown, struggle, and thrive you'll start to see an upside to this new life of yours and that's completely okay.
Practicing Self-Care is Very Important
So if you are a mom who is struggling with the everyday overwhelm, then it's especially important for you to practice self-care. Once becoming a mom, you probably stopped paying attention to what you need because your children's needs always came first. And in doing so you lost sight of yourself.
Try to remember that even the most devoted single moms need to stop and recharge. It doesn't have to be every day but at least one or a few hours once a week should be fine. Leave the guilt!
All parents need extra help. You should feel no shame needing any help whether it's just someone taking the kids for a few hours so you can get some peace or financial. How you choose to live your life is no one's business.
Always do what's in the best interest of you and your child regardless of anyone's opinions. You are the only one who has to live with the choices you make.
Hear about how it’s okay to hate and love being a single mom.
Find out why self-care is important.
Understanding importance of acceptance.
I'm Daisha Renee; single mama, foodie, and lover of yoga. Here on the blog, I love providing powerful solutions for overwhelmed single moms who struggle with balancing all the components of single motherhood.