Single Motherhood has been one of the hardest jobs I have ever had. My whole life now revolves around the care and well being of 3 tiny humans. In the beginning of my separation from their father, I felt like I was drowning.
I was completely overwhelmed adjusting to life with a preschooler, a toddler, and a newborn baby. Never could have imagined that I would be doing this alone. Some days I'm completely driven by my love for them, and most days, I really hate being a single mom.
Mamas, I am so happy to share with you all this amazing post from Julie who blogs at Fab Working Mom Life. I am linking her blog and social media sites below, go show her some love!
Let's Hear It For Survival Mode Moms [ Guest Post ]
Some moms are Pinterest moms. This post is not for them. This post is for moms who I like to call survival mode moms.
Moms who barely get by day to day with a high-intensity child and a busy schedule. Moms who work all day then take care of a child all night, because let's face it, those kids don't leave us alone at night. Especially those of us solo-parenting, or parenting dragon child (on in my case - both). This is for those of us who are struggling each day. We're in survival mode, and we need to support one another.
Hey moms! I am so excited to share with you all this awesome post from Becky who blogs at Mommy Takes 5. I am linking her blog and social media sites below, please go show her some love. She also has an amazing 7 day challenge for moms, which is also linked below, so be sure to check that out too!
5 Minutes From Worn Out to Renewed Mom [ Guest Post ]
HI, I'm Becky from Mommy Takes 5, where I encourage moms to take time for self care each and every day. I am so excited to be posting here on Daisha's blog and hopefully getting to know some of you. When you take time for yourself it is easy to be a better mom.
Mother's Day is next week so in light of this glorious holiday dedicated to us mothers, I figured I would spill the beans on a few lessons I've learned in my 7 years of motherhood. What I've learned is that parenting requires a delicate balance. While we are the ones who set limits and impose on our domain, we are also the ones who must nourish in our child a strong, independent mind.
So much of what I've learned has been from my own experience. Of course, every mom has to find her own balance and find out what exactly works for her. Here are a few lessons that may help you through your journey!
Hey mamas! I am so happy to share with you all this lovely post from Kirstin Morabito, who blogs at MamaBearMorabito.com. I am linking her blog and social media sites below, go show her some love!
Letting Dad be Dad [ Guest Post ]
by Kirstin Morabito
When you become a mom, you automatically turn into "Mama Bear". You are that babies protector. You know what's best for them and know how to do it RIGHT. Your husband or child's father, on the other hand, might not have that same level of power. Not because he doesn't want too, but because YOU won't let him. You might not even know you're doing this! After 7 months with our daughter Lucy, I am starting to see this in our own household and I am saddened to say I don't think I've fully allowed my husband to be the best dad he can be.
Have you ever thought about having financial stability, or wondered why some moms seem to have a handle on the single mom life? Perhaps you may want to make a plan to financial freedom, but don't know where to start or how to execute? Like you, I struggle with financial stability, being a single mom, and overwhelmed with unessential clutter in my life.
A while ago I asked women in several Facebook groups what they were struggling with and majority answered, how to be a single mom. They also stated that they were struggling with things like , depression, financial stability, better time management, and better self-care. I'm sure it's something a lot of other single moms struggle with as well.
And that's how The Single Moms Survival Kit was born!
I've wanted to get to the nitty gritty of single and solo parenting for a while now. This is a topic that hits home for a lot of men and women, but more specifically women. 15 million children are being raised without a father. This makes holiday's like Father's Day, is a sore topic for single mothers.
The topic of single parenting is something that many of us don't openly discuss because we're either too ashamed or just don't want our business floating around and I get that. Many women who I've come across are still struggling with learning how to single parent, especially the ones with children who have absent fathers. How I learned, taking it one day at a time.
I use to be just like you. Completely frustrated with the demand of commuting to and from work every day. Getting caught in the evening traffic on the way home, with not enough time to prepare and cook dinner for my family. Or how about picking the kids up late from daycare because traffic seemed a bit heavy or tying up loose ends before leaving the office.
For years I hated that life, especially once I became a single parent. I loathed getting home completely exhausted and not feeling like making a home cooked meal so I opted for take-out for convenience. Or being way too tired for a simple conversation with my kids. I even dreaded them asking me to read them a book before bed because all I wanted to was crash
I have issues with seizing an opportunity. In my early parenting years, I felt incredibly guilty using the money for myself when I knew I could utilize it for my little ones. Nowadays I'm learning how important it is to live life to the fullest and not just be my situation. I am more than just a single mother. How often do you get a chance to do things just for you? And when you get the opportunity do you take it?
Are you overwhelmed with the everyday task no matter how simple? You've been taking on too much, yet seem like you're getting nothing done. Try these self care tips for single moms and guide you to that peace of mind you crave.
Well hello there! I'm Daisha Renee; single mama to three minions, Netflix binger, self proclaimed foodie, and yoga lover. On this blog I post about all things mom: organization, stress, how to single parent & single mom challenges.
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