The hardest part about being a single mom is knowing that hope and dreams are possible even in the face of tremendous fear. The way to deal with that part is to surround yourself with those who feel the same way. Your community, including your children, are the seeds of possibility.
Is being a single mum difficult?
It is hard for all mothers, even those who desperately wanted children, but especially hard for single mothers on low incomes. We cant afford childcare, cant take a sick day, cant take a rest unless our child falls asleep.
How do single mothers survive?
Dont blame yourself or spoil your child to make up for being a single parent. Take care of yourself. Include physical activity in your daily routine, eat a healthy diet and get plenty of sleep. Arrange time to do activities you enjoy alone or with friends.
Are single mums lonely?
Loneliness often accompanies the end of a relationship, but for single parents this feeling is heightened by many other factors: spending periods of time away from their children if co-parenting, a reluctance to be a burden on friends with partners, and the craving for adult conversation that being alone at home with