Category Archive: 'Single Mom Life'

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 […]

The Single Mom & Not Throwing a Pity Party

Hate that.  We’ve all been there.  Walking around not realizing you’ve got something gross on our face, until someone finally points it out. As soon as you discover it, you wipe off the offensive item (sometimes you need a mirror to get it right) and try to walk through your last hour wondering who else […]

The Single Mom & The Ultimate Love Letter

Maybe your Valentine’s day is full of red roses and boxes of chocolate. Or maybe it’s full of disappointment and apathy. If this is the case, I’d like to try to change your attitude about it. Here’s a Valentine that might help.  It’s a love letter to you from God. Every line is a verse from the […]

The Single Mom & Self Care

It happened again.  NOOO!!!  It’s 2am.  I woke up on the couch at 2am, tv blaring, makeup still on, unfinished glass of wine by my side, and dragged my booty upstairs to my bed, only to move a child over, to make room for me so I can sleep 3 more hours getting kicked in […]

The Single Mom & Transition Day: 5 Tips to Put All at Ease

Transition Day: The wild roller coaster day where kids are swapped between non co-habitating parents. Are your kids crazy on that day too?! I realize all of us have different stories of how we arrived at single motherhood, and we all have different visitation schedules. For those of us who have visitation schedules with Dad […]