Tag Archives: Single mom

How to Survive On One Income After Divorce

I’ve never been good with living on a budget. I like to shop; I find it cathartic (yes, yes I know a therapist would have lots to say about that), I like buying things.¬†So finding myself on a one income budget post-divorce was a little bit of a wake-up call…and freeing at the same time.… Read More

How To Survive The Holidays As a Single Mom

As much as the holidays are a joyful time for many, for some, the holidays are tough for various reasons. For a single mom (or single parent) who is co-parenting, the holidays can be especially tough especially if it’s not “your year” to have the kiddos. The holidays as a single mom may mean less… Read More

5 Tips For Stress-Free Co-Parenting With Your Ex

Even more joyful than the joys of single parenting¬†are the joys of co-parenting with your ex. (If you cannot sense the sarcasm, let me assure you that it’s there). You will forever be bonded to the person you once shared a life with, a family with, and forever a child (or children) with. No matter… Read More

I Really Do Feel Like a Single Mom…

…but the good news is, I put a deposit down on an apartment yesterday! Wahoo! It’s the size of a postage stamp, but it has an ocean view and is literally a block from the beach. The rest of the day was spent running around getting an oil change, looking at houses/apartments, homeschooling, going to… Read More

Life’s Little Reminders

I got a call today that one of my little first graders lost her dad earlier this week. He was in a serious accident a few weekends ago and was in ICU. He was in his late 20’s. Times like this is when we are reminded how fleeting life is. It’s almost a cliche now… Read More

A New Perspective For Moms

Most days I feel like a bad mother. Between working a lot, from home, so I can never leave; and homeschooling and doctor’s appointments, I feel like I am seriously damaging my child and one day will have the therapy bills to prove it. Then, I saw this posted on someone’s Facebook wall today, and… Read More

“You Have a Hard Life”

While walking out of a restaurant last night with the Kidlet, after a 13-hour workday, she mentioned being happy about going home and into bed. To which I replied, “I would love to do that too.” Then, she said, “Let me guess. You have to work.” I told her she was correct, to which she… Read More