Category Archive: 'Single Mom Life'

The Single Mom & Starting Over

There are angels sleeping among you. Open your eyes and see what you have, instead of wallow in what’s missing. I woke up to this angel face this morning. There’s something special about the bond a single mom has with her children. It’s not that it’s better than married couples, it’s just a different type […]

The Single Mom & Depression

Do you ever have a day like this? I woke up feeling down today, it was hard to get out of bed. I didn’t want to be alone today. BUT once I mustered up the strength to get up, sipped some coffee and began watering my flowers I realized all is not dead. There is […]

The Single Mom & Unfailing Love. Are you ready to date?

I’m sorry love failed you.  Well, at least one kind of love. I’m sorry the love of your partner that you had children with failed.  I know that indescribable pain.  It’s a death of what you thought your life would be like.  It’s something to mourn. First, I want you to know it’s okay to […]

The Single Mom & OMO

The mad rush of packing is over. The house is quiet. The kids are with their dad. Now what? You’re on your own, or as I like to call it OMO (On My Own). I don’t know about you, but one of my biggest challenges after my divorce was what to do with the free […]

The Single Mom & Strength

Her office is shrinking a little each day She’s the woman whose husband has run away She’ll go to the gym after working today Maybe if she was thinner Then he would’ve stayed JJ Heller // What Love Really Means You can’t change his mind by getting a better body, but you can change yours. […]

The Single Mom & Taco Tuesday

Why is it always something about Taco Tuesday? The single mom life is chaotic, kind of like a marathon except you are sprinting the entire way. That’s why you need to create consistency and multitasking for your own sanity. Taco Tuesday is our consistency. Every week my Sunshines know what’s for dinner. Sometimes it’s at […]

The Single Mom & Body Image

There’s something very private I haven’t shared with you. I’m all about vulnerability and bravery, and yet I haven’t had the guts to tell you until now.  I want to share the secret. This winter I let myself go. I was experiencing heartbreak and I allowed stress and depression get the best of me.  I […]

The Single Mom & Hanging Onto Hope

Don’t do it! Don’t loose hope! God, you say that hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is the tree of life.(Proverbs 13:12) Lord, no matter what has gone done in life today, please remind me to never loose HOPE, a confident expectation of good things from You, God. I believe and […]

The Single Mom & Life as Art

What if you looked at your life as a work of ART, instead of a whole lot of work?! I want that perspective on my Single Mom Life, and I’m hoping to help you get that feeling too. Maya Angelou is well known for saying, “Life is pure adventure, and the sooner you realize that, […]

The Single Mom & Not Freaking Out

Do you want to stop freaking out when the unexpected happens, and instead expect it to turn out okay? I sure do.  I’ve found this one of the hardest things in my Single Mom Life. This is how I stopped expecting calamity around every corner, and instead am expecting God to do GREAT and MIGHTY […]