Category Archive: 'Single Mom Life'

The Single Mom & Comfort

God doesn’t promise the comfortable. He promises to be your comforter. It’s been 3 years now since my professional life became very uncomfortable and I became a self employed single mom. The daily reliance on God to provide for me and help me parent has taught me about hope, fear, doubt, and trust. God didn’t […]

The Single Mom & When to Date

The BEST piece of dating advice I have ever received: “Be with the one you GET to be with, not the one you HAVE to be with.” This was from an amazing woman who had been in my shoes. She had been a single mother and had recently remarried. I’ll never forget that lunch because […]

The Single Mom & The Greatest Strength

The ONE greatest strength that could become your greatest weakness in your Single Mom Life: Independence. On one hand you you get the freedom to choose how to decorate, what’s for dinner, how to spend your free time. On the other hand it’s easy to overspend on Amazon, overeat at night, and do things you […]

The Single Mom & Mother’s Day

3 Ideas to Survive Morher’s Day when you are a Single Mom 1. Make your own plan. It’s one of the greatest aspects to being a single mom, you choose! Don’t set yourself up for the whims of someone else. Do what you want to do and don’t care about what anyone else thinks. My […]

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 […]