• How a single parent can raise a child
    Single Parenting

    How a single parent can raise a child

    It can be stressful to raise a child on your own. To survive as a single parent, you need to understand how to deal with pressure and find support as you nurture your child. Single parenting is almost the norm now. There are many special challenges that are posed to single parents. Knowing how to manage these will help you survive and thrive as you raise your child. Single-parent challenges Raising a child is not easy. Doing it alone only increases the challenge because you re responsible for every stage of caring for your child.  This added pressure will result in stress and fatigue, but you have to stay alert…

  • 3 Reasons why being a single parent is Amazing
    Single Parenting

    3 Reasons why being a single parent is Amazing

    The traditional structures of raising kids together as parents have changed drastically over the past two decades. It’s even a fact that unmarried mothers now give birth to 4 out of 10 children. Below are 3 amazing reasons why being a single parent is amazing: When alone, engage in activities you love Life can get two- dimensional too fast when you are the only one on duty. Endless responsibilities making it hard to balance between work and parenting hence you end up feeling like you’re not doing either of them well. It’s, therefore, true to say that you need alone time. It’s just as essential as the others. Engage in…

  • Should you stay together for the kids
    Family Life

    Should you stay together for the kids

    It is not a new concept to stay in a relationship so that the children don’t have to be upset.  Is this a wise choice? Divorce, particularly when there are children to consider, is a difficult decision to make.  Divorce is a stressful and ugly time of life for everyone involved.   And it doesn’t help that divorce tends to bring out the absolute worst in people.  Hurt and anger take control and it is hard to decide what is most important for the children. This situation requires that both parties work on they issues and marriage before deciding to divorce.  This may include getting counseling and do some research with…

  • Ways of being both single and better as a parent
    Single Parenting

    Ways of being both single and better as a parent

    Know that you’re not alone if single parenting has left you doubtful and emotional. Quite a number of both single dads and mums always doubt whether they are making their kids satisfied even though it’s clear they are. If you always question your ability to undertake both roles as a mum and dad then just look at what you are already doing well. You can always take lessons from there. After isolating them, you can recognize how impacts can be made from those small changes just like how to become a better parent through the following ways: 1) Have Limits You can set boundaries with your kids as an adult.…

  • How to deal with pregnancy when alone
    Single Parenting

    How to deal with pregnancy when alone

    Pregnancy is a contraction, this is what any mom-to-be will inform you. You will be creating another being inside you for the next nine months and the feeling will be amazing and also confusing. You will be: Happy Stressed Glowing Emotional Pregnancy is hard if you don’t have any support system. In case you are pregnant and alone, you can try the following tips to make everything simpler. Construct your support system You can involve your loved ones in this pregnancy process. They will be able to support you where possible from doctor’s appointments to just being there when you need someone to talk to. You can link up with…

  • Dealing with Surprises in Life

    Dealing with Surprises in Life

    When people mention the word “surprises,” we tend to think of good ones, like an unexpected raise at work, flowers from a loved one “just because,” or the little win on a lottery ticket. But surprises go both ways. Sometimes life throws bad surprises at us, like when we get fired, a relationship ends, or car repairs decimate our vacation funds. Life is all about balance. So we need to prepare for the surprises. It’s hard to prepare for the unexpected; but in truth, there are some things we can do to prepare. This is more than saving a few dollars every week for unforeseen costs or having a spare…

  • Working at Home

    “Secret Life of a Soccer Mom” sparks the stay at home mom debate…again

    Unfortunately a majority of mom’s need to go out and work 40 hour work weeks to support themselves and their families, but for some reason there is always a debate about women working out of the home and “leaving” the kids at daycare. This latest show on TLC, Secret Life of a Soccer Mom, is the most recent catalyst for angry emails and discussions among many women. On the show, the mom has been taken from the home and away from her children to pursue another possible passion. At the end of the show, she must make a decision between the job or returning home full-time. In the episodes where…

  • Working at Home

    Five Unique Parenting Picks

    Parenting blogs around the web always hit on some hot topics, and this round is no exception. Here are five great posts that I found while cruising this week around the net. Mom/Career Network Site This post gives you a link to a great resource site called myworkbutterfly.com. It’s great for networking and is geared towards women who are looking re-enter the workplace after being out of the loop for awhile with their kiddies. That’s not all though, it’s got all kinds of mom and career stuff, so click on over & check it out! Stepford Moms This is a humorous post about what one mom comes up with as…

  • Working at Home

    Status of Parenting: Dreams, Choices, and Conflicts

    I teach my children that life is not fair, but I also hope to teach them that they can dream about a day when it is. Most people agree that it’s not really about the life you choose, but the power you have in choosing it. There’s nothing worse than feeling that you are a situation that you are in, but wouldn’t have chosen it if there were other options available. For years, people (especially women) have fought to simply have choices available, especially when it comes to parenting. And while we have gained opportunities in the working world, we have also given up some in the “motherworld”. Why is…

  • Single Parenting

    Christina And Husband Separate

    Well, you can’t say I didn’t see this coming. Please refer to my post called Pop Star/Wife & Mom? Once again it’s a prime example unfortunately of how when people get married and have children, they still seem to think that just because they may have lots of money and trainers to be able to fit back into those size 0’s again, that they are also going to be able to have their life magically reappear as it was before with a great career and loving spouse, only this time with a kid in toe. Unfortunately gals, it just doesn’t work that way. Out of different celebrity couples, I look…