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Parenting Agreements – Do You Need One? – Single Mum, Parents Article

Parenting agreements, you may already have one but if you don’t it is something that you should definitely look into having. If you aren’t familiar with what a parenting agreement is, it is basically a legal document that outlines terms for parenting with your ex. Parenting agreements are very important because it sets out guidelines and expectations for both parents. They cover all types of things such as: the visitation schedule child support educational expenses medical expenses how you will…

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Self-Contentment – Being More Than Just Mom – Single Mum, Parents Article

Self-contentment… remember what that feels like? Do you remember who you were before you had kids? Do you remember what you loved to do and the things that brought you joy?  As a single mom I know that for many years I felt like there was nothing more to me than just being Mom. It was a feeling that is hard to nail down sometimes. The best way I can describe it is a sort of hollow feeling inside. Like…

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Suddenly Single Mom – Learning to be the Primary Care Giver – Single Mum, Parents Article

For many couples with children it has been typical that the woman would be the primary care giver. Often times staying at home to care for the kids while her husband worked.  However, over the years this dynamic has changed a bit. A 2013 Pew study revealed that 40% of women were the main breadwinners in their homes. It is likely that number has risen over the years.  So what happens when a mother, who has always been the primary…

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Stereotypes & Why Tucker Carlson Can Kiss My… – Single Mum, Parents Article

If you know me, or have listened to some of my podcasts, you know that one of the things I dislike more than most anything is stereotypes.  I do not like it when people put other people into a certain box, or judge them based on preconceived notions. Assuming they know a person’s situation before actually getting to know them. This happens all to often to single mothers. I personally have experienced the following stereotypes: – a slut– a whore–…

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2019: How Will You Ring In The Year? – Single Mum, Parents Article

It is almost the end of 2018 and I don’t know about you but I am ready to kick last year to the curb and welcome in 2019! Last year seemed to be the most BLAH year I have experienced thus far. Now, it may be due to the political BS that has been going on ALL YEAR LONG. It could be my struggles with depression. It could be any number of things. Whatever the cause, I know that I…

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Don’t Make Yourself CRAZY This Christmas! – Single Mum, Parents Article

It’s CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!!   I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of year! I love all the lights and decorations. I love the smell of cinnamon pine cones at the store! I even LOVE the Christmas music playing on an endless loop. Yes, I am one of those people. However, this is also the time of year where I tend to drive myself a little bit crazy and drive myself into the ground. I also used…

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Be Thankful Every Day, Not Only on Thanksgiving – Single Mum, Parents Article

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I keep seeing people posting on social media all the things that they are thankful for. And while I think that expressing gratitude is always a good thing; I always wonder why people only seem to do it around a specific holiday? Why only think about what you are thankful for around Thanksgiving? Why not do it all year round, every day? Today’s podcast talks about why remembering to be thankful every single day…

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The Pros & Cons of Working From Home – Single Mum, Parents Article

The Pros & Cons of Working From Home As a single mom I struggled for years trying to support my family while working full time. I had to apply for government assistance to afford the child care I needed. I knew that the only way I was going to get out the struggle I was in was if I didn’t have to pay for child care. The only way I would be able to do that was working from home.…

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Remember to Take Care Of Yourself! – Self-Care is IMPORTANT! – Single Mum, Parents Article

Self-Care – we know it’s important right? You hear it all the time, self-care – don’t forget to take care of yourself. As single moms we are more often than not running in 5 different directions, going a million miles an hour with our hair on fire! We take on so much every day just to keep our small humans alive and kicking. And on those days self-care is probably the very last thing on our minds! But when we…

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Pick Your Battles – Save Your Sanity! – Single Mum, Parents Article

This weeks podcast is about picking your battles! What do you mean ‘pick your battles’? As parents we have so many different things that we have to worry about and deal with on a daily basis. Making sure that these little humans grow up safe and secure and turn into hopefully productive members of society! But let’s be honest – they can REALLY test our patience and our sanity! Who among us hasn’t ended up in a battle royale with…

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