Divorce, even when it’s the right thing, is always devastating. But as hard and messy as getting divorced has been, the thing that I’ve always been certain of is that my kids are counting on me. I am their mom, and even as a single parent, I’ve always known that I can’t ever let them down.
There are millions of single mothers traveling this rough road all over the world. There are 12 million single parent homes in the United States and 84% of those are single mother families. While the median income for married couple families is $84,000 a year, nearly half of single mother families have an annual income of less than $25,000. To say it’s not easy being the sole provider and care giver doesn’t even begin to describe the daily struggle of making ends meet and raising children alone. And yet I, along with so many other moms out there, keep digging deep because I know that it’s up to me to give them the best childhood and brightest future I can.
Single moms are some of the toughest people I know! We do brutally difficult things on a daily basis and we sacrifice so much, but we do it because we know that our kids deserve the best we have to give. Being a single mom has taught me how to be strong.
I’ve been surviving this single parenting gig for a while now and while I’m a long way from having things figured out, there’s a few things I know to be true. Here are 6 Parenting Hacks from a Single Mother that can make all parent’s lives a little easier….