It's Okay to Ask for Help, Single Mama!


The hardest thing to do, according to moms and single moms everywhere, is asking for help. Alisa pointed out that she already has a long list of things to do and knows that every other mom does too. She doesn't want to add more to someone else's list, so she struggles on her own.

There are two important things to note: 

(1) almost everyone wants to help you and they would be more than happy to do so, and 

(2) many hands make light work. 

Therapy Can Help You and Your Kids


With a strong, supportive cast of characters (like a mom and dad, siblings, and/or BFF) it's still almost impossible to be a single mom. Most likely those who know and love you best are still unequipped to help you successfully manage your daily challenges, deal with your long list of responsibilities and handle the emotional roller-coaster. More likely, they are great at listening, lending an ear or a dollar now and then, and offering up a much-needed hug.

If you're like me when I was a single mom, then you have no family, your BFF lives 1000 miles away and your child is at an age where they want answers to their confusing questions.

What to do?

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Minute Meals for You, Single Mom!


Single moms feel the pressure to provide healthy meals to our children. After working all day (and sometimes all night), the last thing I want to do is chop, slice, dice or stir (at least for longer than a few minutes). And, by the time we do cross the threshold at the end of the day, I've already been hungry for quite some time. I want to eat NOW, my daughter wants to eat NOW ... I'm sure you can relate.

For the longest time, I was the queen mom of peanut butter and jelly, or hot dogs and beans, or mac 'n cheese and ... well, you get the picture. Not feelin' it in the "Mother of the Year" category, and I really wanted to do better.

What's the MOST Important Thing, Single Mama?

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Emily, a single mom from Knoxville, sent me this question: "What's the most important thing I need to do as a single mom?"

Thanks for the question, Emily. I think there are several most important things, and among them these three come immediately to mind: (1) practice self-care, (2) manage your attitude and (3) spend quality time with your children.

As single moms, it is easy to skip the steps of taking care of ourselves. Every time we fly, we're reminded to "put the mask on yourself before putting the mask on anyone else." The same is true as moms, especially single moms. My top 5 self-care actions are these:
  • Quality time with my girlfriends
  • A hot bath and a good book
  • Weekly massage
  • Enough sleep
  • A few hours each week that require nothing of me