My wonderful husband and I have been together for more than 20 years. (Not married for that long, but together.) When I tell people that number they look at me in shock and then ask if we were high school sweethearts. I am hopeful that their initial shock is because I look too young to have been with someone for 20 years and not shock for some other reason.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 28, 2018 at 6:58am — No Comments
Hello! How was your week? I just got finished having the most interesting conversation with my Lil Mama. Seems the older she gets the more subjects we dive into with more details. The more we continue to communicate the more Q&A's we enter.
But here's a BIG question many parents ask themselves;
Should I admit I don’ have all the answers? That I don’t really know everything after all? Would it be so terrible of me to actually “be human”? Would these admissions reduce my…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on January 28, 2018 at 11:59am — No Comments
Have you ever found yourself betwixt the intense snares of a worthy competitor during a game of I Declare War, Who Sank My Battle Ship or Connect Four, who’s challenging your every move with statements that will make you second…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on January 3, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments
Let's talk about being single and pregnant. How do you raise three children on your own? I was in this exact same situation asking myself the exact same question when I found out I was pregnant with my third child and her father refusing to help or even be apart of her life.
How will I do this?
The same way you took care of your first two children but this time while your pregnant, you're going to get prepared ahead of time by doing the…Continue
Added by Taquila Coleman on November 26, 2017 at 12:49pm — No Comments
My son will be turning 7-years old in December. I am guilty of looking at him sometimes and only seeing my precious little toddler who needs his mother to hold his hand in everything he does. I cringe when he swings too high on the swing set, for fear of him falling. My heart beats a bit faster when he charges across the Monkey Bars, what if he misses a step? What if he scrapes his knee? What if he bumps his head?…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on November 11, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Mommy-hood sprung on you like flowers in the springtime, after the stork dropped a bundle of joy at your door and forgot to leave the dad. Devastating, but not the end of the world.
Here’s what you should know: Being single is not a disease. Being a single mom is not a handicap. To find yourself solely responsible for the health and well-being of a child can be…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on October 17, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Added by Mari Corona on October 8, 2017 at 1:02pm — No Comments
Here is my story…
I’m a single mother of three children ages 11, 3 and 1 years old. I was always the type of woman that worked and had a job. When I had my 1st child, my son, everything was fine. I was married but later got a divorce but things were still going well for my son and I. Fast forward a couple of years and here I am with three children. Even though both fathers wanted me to abort their child, I chose to keep my kids and raise them on my own with or without the fathers. Why…Continue
Added by Taquila Coleman on September 30, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments
It's a tough world out there. Many women find themselves shouldering the burden of a family alone. You may wonder if it is possible for a single mother to support her family on a single income. The truth that we all know, however, is that anything is possible. Here are some tips to…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on September 26, 2017 at 3:49pm — No Comments
Warning, some post may cause extreme laughter, falling onto the floor and spilling your mommy juice, so hold on to your glasses. I was contemplating cleaning house today, you know, just practicing some good house -keeping. And then, well, this happened instead. I said, "Contemplating" I never said that I got started. While I was in my own little world, which consist of unicorns and glasses of wine, I began to think about all the women, moms and stay at home moms, who may share these…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on July 19, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
There comes a moment in all parents lives when your kid loses his/her mind and talks back to you. It happens in a flash but how you deal with it shortly after will set the tone for the rest of your life and will affect…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 9:02pm — No Comments
Renting an apartment as a single lady can be an exciting opportunity, but it can also be a little scary. As you arrive at your apartment or leave your apartment, others may notice that you are living alone. Additionally, most apartments are built in high traffic areas, which means…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on April 3, 2017 at 5:33pm — No Comments
Being a single parent requires twice the attention, twice the effort, twice the sacrifice and, truth be told, twice the money. Raising one or more children on your own isn’t easy and if financial shortcomings arise, then you need to start making lists and prioritise. But don’t give up hope just yet. Challenging as it may be, taking care of the house and children with a single salary is not impossible. Your job can become easier if you learn to put things into perspective and make wise,…Continue
Added by Cynthia Madison on November 23, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments
When I was a teenager, I was convinced that my Mother didn't sleep. She was a single Mom with a restaurant job that required long hours. And on the nights that she worked a close shift followed by an open shift, I am pretty sure that she only got about four hours of sleep (at best).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
Being a single parent is not easy. Whether you have chosen to walk on this path alone of parenthood alone or you have unexpectedly landed into this situation. You will definitely feel worried that how will you manage pregnancy alone.
So following are some tips which will help you during your pregnancy:
Find Yourself A Support:
First and foremost thing…
Added by Christa Jocelyn on September 16, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments
My Mom is an amazing woman (thanks, Mom!). And she is a tough woman: Being a single mom to two children while holding down a full-time job is a rough gig. Because she worked 60+ hour weeks, I learned how to cook and clean, as well as how to look after myself and get myself where I needed to go. I'm probably a more independent person today because of her.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 19, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Stress is common to all of us. Unfortunately, everyone feels the effects of stress at some point in their daily lives. As a mother, stress sometimes comes from the one place that should be the happiest and most fulfilling part of your life. Yes, I am talking about your kids.…Continue
Added by Gabriella L. on March 17, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Whether you are/were pregnant and alone or left alone with small kids or teenagers, the pain feels about the same regardless of your circumstances. Please know that his leaving had absolutely nothing to do with you!
His lying, passive aggressive behavior, and immaturity had nothing to do with you!…Continue
Added by Gabriella L. on March 16, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
There are so many great Smartphone Apps out there that I can not possibly list them all in one post. So, I will be updating this section from time to time. Please be sure to check back each month, and leave your comments below with awesome apps that you would like to see on this list. In…Continue
Added by Gabriella L. on March 15, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I have lost count of how many times I've heard or seen this phrase written somewhere.
"Forgiveness Is For You!"
Forgiveness is your path to emotional freedom. Nobody wants to be a slave to anger! I can't sit here and pretend that forgiving someone, who has caused more pain then you can imagine, is an easy thing to do. I can't sit here…Continue
Added by Gabriella L. on March 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments