For some reasons, you ended up as a single mom. It could be from a recent breakup, divorce, loss of a loved one, or teenage pregnancy. You used to be in your comfort zone where everything is taken cared of, and now you are left to fend for yourself and your children – alone.
There’s no denying how difficult life could be for a single parent. But you are not alone in your struggle. In fact there are plenty others who had also gone through this difficult situation but came out as strong, self-sufficient, happy moms who were able to raise their kids and give them the kind of life they have wished for.
So take heart the fact that others have succeeded being a single mom. But grit your teeth and prepare yourself for a roller-coaster ride. It’s not gonna be easy at first and you’re gonna have to face certain realities in life. We’ll talk into it see how we can deal with these problems.
Providing for your children
If your being a single mom was a result of a divorce, the father of your children is required by law to sustain their needs until they reach a certain age. But that alone might not be enough, so you have to find other means to make ends meet.
One of the best ways is to do part time jobs or work as a freelancer working at home. That way you can look after your child, do your household chores, and at the same time earn some extra income. There are single moms whom I know of doing online jobs and they’re quite good at it.
Doing more than two things at once
Aside from financial woes, single moms are also faced with the task of juggling responsibilities as a parent, provider, planner, and housekeeper. This is where it gets really tough and bumpy, and you would start feeling the pressure building up.
When you get to this point, try to step back a little bit and reflect on what you have been doing. Am I managing my time well enough? How can I speed up some tasks? Do I need to have a babysitter or an assistant? Can I afford it? Either way, you can strike a balance between minimizing your workload and increasing your productivity by having an extra hand.
Dealing with burnout
Being a single mom can get you so drained, you’d begin to feel a loss of motivation and a very low morale. It’s a sinking feeling that no matter how hard you try, you just can’t make better of the situation. Why not give yourself a little break?
Take some time to break free and experience what it feels like to reap the benefits of your hard work. You’ll see that you can do a lot more when you feel refreshed and revitalized. You’ve earned it. You deserve to be happy. Take pride of the fact that you’re an exceptional mom because you did more than what most moms can do.