How can a single mom make life easier?

How can a single mom make life easier?

Everyone says it: Being a single parent is HARD. But does it have to be? Is “hard” inevitable? No. There are ways to make your life easier. I’ve done it and you can too. Here are a few tips: 1. Automate as much as possible! Yes, schedule bill payments and...
Watch your mouth

Watch your mouth

“Watch your mouth.” It’s a phrase I remember well from childhood. Whenever I got a little sassy with my parents, that was was usually their return fire. As adults we don’t generally have anyone tell us to watch our mouths, even though we still need it. But instead of...
Surviving to thriving as a single parent

Surviving to thriving as a single parent

I’m so excited to share the most recent episode of “A Resilience Project” with host Cindy Thompson. We talk about building resilience as single/solo/co-parents: how asking for help is a strength, letting go is a gift, and loving ourselves is the best...
Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Thoughts on Mother’s Day

To every mom out there who has mixed feelings about Mother’s Day, I see you. I hope that you can look past any pain this day brings up and find a spark of joy or contentment. Each mother walks her own path. Sometimes the path is clear and easy and sometimes...
Actions speak louder than words

Actions speak louder than words

The other day, a well-intentioned post commending single parents irked me a little. The person’s partner was away for a few days and they were expressing admiration for single parents because the brief absence was making life challenging. I do appreciate it when...
What jewels are buried inside you?

What jewels are buried inside you?

“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all and then stands back to see if we can ever find them.” This quote is from one of my favourite books, “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. The book is Gilbert’s reflections on living a creative life and it is both...