With mothers historically being seen across many cultures as the source of familial warmth, it is probably not that surprising that a negative stereotype has emerged about the next woman who steps in after “the real mother” has left the family. Numerous studies have been conducted on the effects of this transition on a first-timeContinue reading “Debunking Stepmother Myths”
I longed for perfection in walls that looked like tragedy Forgotten pieces of happiness sink to the bottom of a pool of dreams. I am my father’s worst nightmare. He had another one A daughter he believes cannot love him the way he wants her to. She clings to her mother faithfully, Hands held likeContinue reading “Mudda Struck”
Let’s face it…a single mother is one of the busiest persons in the world. Life may seem like a never-ending to-do list, balancing work, monitoring the kids’ online classes, keeping the house clean, preparing meals; every spare moment is used to take a quick nap before you’re on the go again. Even though your servicesContinue reading “Single Mothers’ Ultimate Guide to Self-Care”
This offering today was inspired by a funny but serious Facebook post made by a beloved online friend of mine. I’ve always admired her as she has quite a way with words, satire, and sarcasm, after all she is a comedienne! Her wit is so sharp it can cut deep at times. We have neverContinue reading “Men are from Mars: Man Logic”
The synopsis for the reality show, Teen Mom, is that a camera crew records the highs and lows of young motherhood. The show has been heavily criticized throughout its tenure as one could argue that it does not effectively reflect the actuality of what teenage mothers experience on a daily basis. After all, not everyContinue reading “An Interview with Teenaged Mum”
The journey will be tough, but it will be worth it. It has always boggled my mind how easily people can become parents. We need approval and are regulated for virtually every other aspect of our lives, yet bringing a child into this world requires no screening, schooling, certification, testing, or regulation. Even when weContinue reading “10 Things a Single Mother Should Know”
Introduction Medusa is one of the most memorable characters in Greek mythology. She was a demon with a head full of snakes and a look that, even from her severed head, would turn whomever saw it into stone. But before this, Medusa was a rape victim. According to one myth, Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden. She wasContinue reading “Medusa: A Story of Toxic Masculinity.”
Pandemic parenting sounds like a trendy new fad, but every single mother knows the reality is much less fashionable. None of us were prepared for having to deal with kids at home all day, and suddenly being responsible for their schooling has made us even more appreciative of schoolteachers. I know I surely do—Thank youContinue reading “Finding Space Within Their Space: Tips For The Single Mom In A Pandemic”
Over the years I have considered many things in terms of where and who I wanted to be in my life but there were many obstacles that stood in the way of that. In retrospect, I am not sure that I would make the same decisions relative to the things that I gave up if given a choice because I am so much wiser.
Most single mothers’ lives revolve around three things: her job, her home and her children. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to accommodate someone else especially if she has more than one child and little to no support. Remember most single mothers don’t have the luxury of having someone else assist so these activities listed are usually undertaken solely by her.
Prayer is the thing that keeps most single mothers alive! If you are fortunate to have a single mother open up to you about her situation, she doesn’t want or need to hear “pray about it” because chances are she has already done so a million times!
When things seem to normalize sometime later because you’ve grown accustomed to the separation you think that you will be open to co-parent because (for me) the child was the only important thing.