How to Enjoy Being a Single Mom

How to enjoy being a single mom? So many years, there has been such a negative stigma associated with being a single mom. As tradition has it, you graduate school, get married, have kids, the end.  Well lets face it, the world is changing and so are those traditions. Is it ideal that women who become pregnant marry the man they are pregnant by, I guess you can say so, but that’s not always the case. So, in the interim, how can we help women learn how to enjoy being a single mother!

For starters, this is the perfect time to spend as much time with your kids as possible. Being a mother is truly a joy. Let’s not be so focused on the fact that we are single mothers that we forget to spend quality time with our children! Take plenty of pictures and even make some really cool videos. These will be keepsakes for years to come!!!

Secondly, before I married, my friend, Cinzia and I would rotate going out.

One weekend, I would watch the kids on Friday and go out Sat, and vice versa. This was a really cool system we created, It allowed us time with the kids, but it also allowed us some much needed “me” time as well. Many times when it was my night to go out, I was sitting at home watching uninterrupted tv, reading a book etc. But, it afforded me that time to do whatever I wanted! This was really important to my peace of mind.

Do you have a few other single girlfriends? Let’s get together and create a strong sisterhood where as we can help and assist one another. We can have monthly birthday celebrations, have designated cooking days, so we all aren’t cooking every night, we can have designated pick up and drop off days. Create a collaborative culture amongst the group and let your children see firsthand how women can empower each other on a daily basis!!!

Being a mother is truly a gift, a gift we unwrap everyday. Yes, it’s hard! It’s very hard being a single mother, yet you, my dear, have what it takes to do this!!  You already do it and make it look so easy Now, we want you to do it and have a little fun with it!!!!!! Email and tell us your stories of how you enjoy being a single mom!