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The Hard Days of Being a Single Mom

I have had a couple of hard days. Bills are coming in, money's tight (but manageable), kids have refused to nap, things are breaking down on me and there's deadlines to meet. It's not easy. So today's post is something you might find helpful, but honestly was written as a reminder for me.


Being a single mom is not an easy job. From the moment you wake up in the morning to when you finally hit the pillow at night, it’s a never-ending cycle of responsibility and stress. But as hard as it may be, you have to find ways to make it work. That’s why I’m here today and really, everyday—to share my story and provide some tips for all the other single moms out there who are struggling to make ends meet.


The first tip is to take some “me time.” As a single mom, I know how important it is to take care of yourself first and foremo


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"You can't pour from an empty cup"

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the responsibilities that come with being a parent – meals, laundry, cleaning, bills – but if you don’t carve out time for yourself on a regular basis, then your sanity will suffer in the long run. Whether it’s getting out for coffee with friends or taking a much-needed nap – do something that will give you the mental break that you need each day. Easier said than done though, right? I get it. But it's still something I actively try to remind myself to make time for, and I hope you will too.


Next up is budgeting. This is a tough, but necessary one. Money can be tight when you are raising kids on your own, so learning how to budget properly can make all the difference in managing your finances and making sure everyone’s needs are met. Start by tracking your spending for one month – this will help you understand where your money is going and identify any areas where you could save money (e.g., home energy costs). Then create a budget for yourself based on what left after paying essential bills like rent and food costs. Finally, us


e financial planning tools (you can find many free budgeting tools online, or perhaps my budgeting technique will be a future topic for a blog) or enlist help from family members if necessary so that those extra funds can go towards something fun like an outing with your kids or something special just for you!


Finally, don't forget to ask for help when needed! This is such a hard one for me and one I really have to keep working on. But just because you are parenting solo doesn't mean that you have to do everything alone - there are people around willing and able to lend a helping hand when times get tough. Reach out to family members or friends who live nearby; they may be able offer babysitting services or even just some emotional support during those tough times when all else fails. Additionally, look into local resources such as food pantries or non-profit organizations that offer assistance with basic necessities like groceries or clothing items.



Never be to proud. Help exists for a reason.


The days of single parenthood can be long and exhausting but also incredibly rewarding at the same time! With some self-care practices, smart budgeting strategies, and asking for help when needed - every single mom has what it takes within her power to succeed no matter what life throws at her! So keep pushing forward strong mamas -you got this! Join us in Geneva for a private support group where we talk business, working, web3 and all things mom life!


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