5 Ways to celebrate Mother’s Day as a single mom

5 Ways to celebrate Mother’s Day as a single mom

When I first became a single mom, I struggled HARD with myself on Mother’s Day. I felt sad that there was nobody to surprise me with crafts with my baby’s sweet little feet prints. I felt guilty that there was nobody to help my daughter(s) wake up and make me a Mother’s Day breakfast, guilty [...]

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5 Realistic ways I save money as a (single) mom

5 Realistic ways I save money as a (single) mom

As a mom on a budget, sitting down and looking at my income vs expenses recently was an eye opening experience. It made me realize how my bills have reached a daunting monthly number and that I am not putting NEARLY enough away for savings/emergencies/etc. It had me looking at every bill trying to figure [...]

Why being a single mom is a reason not an excuse

Why being a single mom is a reason not an excuse

There is nothing that irritates me more than someone who asks me “What’s your excuse this time?” when I turn down plans or forget to reply to a group chat message. Don’t get me wrong, I have used this as an excuse before. What mom hasn’t used their kids as the fall-guy to get out [...]

Poker Face; Things not to say to a single mom

Poker Face; Things not to say to a single mom

I’m just going to jump right in. As a single parent, I have learned to keep a very strong poker face in the light of rude questions or thoughtless statements. I am not a sensitive person to most of the questions my married or non-parent friends ask me about being a single mom. Being a [...]

Reasons you should travel with your young kids

Reasons you should travel with your young kids

How many times as a parent have you heard the phrase “They’re not going to remember it anyways.”? How many times have you started to plan a trip with a baby/toddler in tow and chickened out by the shear amount of packing required? As a young single mom, I had horrible post-partum anxiety and I [...]

Easter: Outfits, Egg-Hunts, and Chocolate Bunnies

Easter: Outfits, Egg-Hunts, and Chocolate Bunnies

One of many things that have been made ten times better since becoming a mom- HOLIDAYS! Anybody who knows me knows that I am all about the holidays. I LIVE for them. From crafts, to clothing, to food, to upholding family traditions, I try to make every year the best that it can be. My [...]

Comparison- The thief of parenthood joy

Comparison- The thief of parenthood joy

Why do we constantly compare our lives to others? For my first real, official blog post (eek!! How exciting that is!) I wanted to write about something that I have struggled with most of my adult life, especially as a single mom- the act of comparing ourselves to others. Compare, compare, compare- to some extent [...]