How do single moms out there keep all their eggs in one basket? The answer lies in this: they all share a few secrets. In this post, we’ll be looking at secrets all single moms have in common, what drives them, and what mottos they live by.
Secrets all single moms have in common
They seek out role models
There are a lot of people out there who are perfect examples of how a single parent can flourish in this life. Go ahead and make a list of all the successful single moms you know. If you have no clue where to start, here are some pointers:
- Barack Obama – raised by a single mom
- Bill Clinton – brought up by his mom
They have work schedules that suit their families
Although it might not seem like it, your boss actually wants to work with you, not against you. Go ahead and tell your boss that you’re a single mom. You can even ask for some more flexible working hours that align with your kid’s daycare hours. If you’re not working for a boss that can help you out, perhaps it’s time you considered another company that will support the needs of a single mother.
They have some kid-free time now and then
This doesn’t mean single moms all go out on dates or girls nights. They simply take some time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate their souls, without their kids, from time to time. How long has it been since your last pedicure? Or some time at the bookstore where you’re not stuck in the kid’s section? Being a single mom is darn hard, and you deserve some time off every once in a while.
They don’t obsess over things they can’t control
You cannot force your kid’s other parent to visit him or her, or even to be a more decent human being. You also can’t help if he doesn’t show for important events. Those are NOT your issues, so stop obsessing over them.
They’re not in competition with themselves
Here’s the deal: nobody is keeping score of how many times you didn’t have time to make the beds in the morning. You don’t have to strive to be the perfect parent, because that just doesn’t exist. Take it easier on yourself and stop always trying to get E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G done on time and on your own. The dishes can wait and the dirty house too. Now go colour with your kid for a change!