Single Parenting

Two Is Enough

Two Is Enough

One day my son will ask me where his father is, or why he doesn’t have a daddy. I think about this day often; and up until now, I had no idea what I was going to tell him. I thought about telling him every […]

How to make a single mom quit her job

How to make a single mom quit her job

You are an employer, and one of your employees is a single mom. Forget for a minute that she needs her job. Forget that she probably works 10 times harder than anyone else in the office during normal business hours because she doesn’t have the […]

Letting Go – How a single mom let go of the pain and resentment toward her son’s father

Letting Go – How a single mom let go of the pain and resentment toward her son’s father

I know that Zay growing up without a dad isn’t my fault. I know being a single mom isn’t my fault, so I’m letting go of the hard feelings. This wonderful father who sat in front of me doesn’t deserve my negativity. He’s doing his job and loving it and I can’t hold the faults of Zay’s dad against the man doing what he’s supposed to. So I’m letting go. I want to say thank you to all of the men out there raising their children, loving them and doing a damn good job despite your concerns that you’re not. I promise you are killing it at parenthood and the world needs more great men like you.

GUEST POST – Conquering Single Parent Stress: Six Tips

GUEST POST – Conquering Single Parent Stress: Six Tips

Conquering Single Parent Stress: Six Tips Bette J. Freedson, LCSW, LICSW, CGP I have been teaching stress management for two (plus!) decades, and I was a working single mother for almost that long. I know first hand that single parents have stress. I also know […]

Zaylen’s Birth Story

Zaylen’s Birth Story

Mommy My Way Introducing: Zaylen Wayne Birthday: January 30, 2015 Birth Time: 11:02 a.m. Weight: 8 pounds 7.6 ounces Length: 21 inches The week before my due date, I was officially over pregnancy. I was in an incredible amount of pain and I could barely […]

Decorate your nursery on a (single-income) budget – inexpensive nursery decoration

Decorate your nursery on a (single-income) budget – inexpensive nursery decoration

Inexpensive nursery decoration While creating your baby registry and perusing through baby stores, you are going to be oo-ing and aah-ing over all of the adorable decorations available for your little one’s nursery. I’m here to tell you NOT to do that. Yes, it is […]

Just One Promise

Just One Promise

New Year’s resolutions are meant to fix a problem, resolve an issue, change something about yourself for the better. Even though I quit smoking, progressed with my career, continued studying for my MBA and made a lot of major enhancements to my life, I also gained a bunch of weight, […]

How to plan your own baby shower without going crazy

How to plan your own baby shower without going crazy

Traditionally, baby showers are thrown for a first-time mommy-to-be by a friend or relative, reserved for only women, and consist of a strict schedule of events and games. Most times the expectant mother had little-to-no input on the festivities, so as not to stress about the […]

Single Mom and the Daycare Dilemma

Single Mom and the Daycare Dilemma

If I had a husband, or at least a relationship equal, one of us would work while the other took care of our baby. We could even both work if our schedules allowed. Should we decide that daycare was the right option for our family, […]

An unexpected reaction

An unexpected reaction

Yesterday I watched a video of a man expressing his feelings about his role in raising his son. His words caused an emotional response for me. Not because I disagreed with his words or felt he was wrong in some way, but because his views […]