Little Peanut on the Go

One of the hardest things for single moms to do is leave the house.  Whether your children are coming along or staying home, leaving home is hard – especially when your children are very young. 

If your children are along, going anywhere is difficult.  There’s so much to bring that you end up making lists to keep track of everything. 

If your children are staying home, not only do you have to find a babysitter – which can be a major undertaking in itself – but you have to make more lists: emergency contacts, medical information, and of course how to take care of the children. 

Now you can replace the paper scraps and sticky notes on your counter with Little Peanut on the Go, a mobile app to keep you organized and connected when you, your kids, or your whole family is away from home. 

Guest Blog by Drew Davies: Writing a Will - Help for Parents

If you don’t have a Will, you’re not alone. According to the Law Society, only 36% of British adults had written their Wills in 2014. For parents, it’s an especially easy thing to overlook. Days are busy and full (to put it mildly); you’re fit and healthy, with decades of life stretching in front of you. Why on Earth would you make a Will?

Life is nothing if not unpredictable, a fact that confronts you full on as soon as you have kids. You never know what the day will bring, and sometimes even planning from one minute to the next seems impossible.

Single parents have it even tougher because everything rests on their sole shoulders. But that makes it even more important to lay down some concrete plans so if anything were to happen, the children wouldn’t be left high and dry.

This Thanksgiving I'm Thankful for You!

**Black Friday and weekend sales below!

This Thanksgiving I want to show my appreciation for you, Single Mama!

Many of you have read The Successful Single Mom book (and some of the other books in the series), but this week I want to offer you the opportunity to read any of the books in the series for FREE

If you're interested in any of the following books, all we ask is that you write an honest review on Amazon and we will send you a free electronic copy. 

Why Married Moms Don't Understand Single Moms

It has been 13 years since I became a single mom. Every other mom I knew at that time, and for most of the next many years, was a married mom. While I cross paths with single moms all the time, they usually weren't in my personal network. It wasn't until about three or four years ago that my personal friends and people I knew socially started to become single moms.

But just this year, two of my closest girlfriends became single moms. These same gals were close friends of mine as I was separating from my daughter's father and going through my divorce.

I've gotten two calls, one from each of them, and they were both almost exactly the same. I had no idea what you were going through. I'm sorry I wasn't more supportive. This totally sucks, why didn't I know?

Sunlight or Oncoming Train?

The time between your “Oh Shit Day” and “the Day the Sun Comes Out Again,” is what I like to call The Tunnel. It’s the period of time when you aren’t sure if you’re going to make it … to the end of the week, month, or through the day at all. It sure was dark in there. I didn’t laugh very much and I sure as hell didn’t think I would be able to raise a happy child or fall in love and re-marry. I thought the darkness was going to last forever.

Single Mama, you may feel extreme self pity right now, and along the lines of "What was I thinking?" I know you don't regret the beautiful child you and your ex created, but this time in your life is pretty hard. And I get it. Your Tunnel may look like an oncoming train right now, but the sunlight is coming, I promise! 

My tunnel was filled with lots of words I am not fond of: depression, despair, loneliness, sadness, frustration, fear, anxiety. I remember many weekends lying on the couch and thinking to myself that if I took another nap and got another night’s rest (consisting of 10-12 hours or more), I would wake up all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Monday morning, ready to do what I needed to do to keep my businesses going, my ass small, and my bank account full.