Debunking Stepmother Myths

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”

Single Mothers’ Ultimate Guide to Self-Care

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”

Men are from Mars: Man Logic

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”

An Interview with Teenaged Mum

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”

10 Things a Single Mother Should Know

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”

Medusa: A Story of Toxic Masculinity.

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.”

Finding Space Within Their Space: Tips For The Single Mom In A Pandemic

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”

The things we give up as single mothers

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.

Dating and the single mom

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.

How to respond to the choice of absence Pt 2.

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.