Monday, March 28, 2011

How Do We do it?

We all become single moms for different reasons: divorce, death, different circumstances or by plain choice. Whatever our reasons are the fact is that we are all on maybe not the same but similar boats with maybe some variations like family support, childrens father in/our of the picture and other things that may make our situations vary on a day to day basis. But when it all comes down to it we are all single moms, doing it on or own and being the primary caregivers to our children with new daily pressure affecting our lives and more responsiblities as our children grow and look at us as role models. Do not get me wrong I think it is wonderful, I am raising my two boys and the joys they bring me make up for all the stress and pressure, but my question is how do we do it? What gets us through the day? What is the most difficult thing in your day? I am interested in creating a network for single moms to vent and support each other through those crazy days and to come together and celebrate on those joyous occasions where we can all give ourselves a pat in the back and say YAY! WE DID IT! So join me in this crazy but joyous journey called single mommyhood.


  1. I tip my hat to single mommy's every where. My mom was a single mom to me until I was 10 and I know it was hard. I am married to a wonderful man, but he works so much (often we don't see eachother days at a time) so there are a lot of times I FEEL like a single mom; but in the end I am not. However it really does make me stop and realize how lucky I am and how hard a single mom works. So kudos!

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  2. Thank you for this insightful blog! I stopped by as part of Blog Hop Tuesday...I'm featured (dsgnmomonline.wordpress.com)and I want to thank you for following and commenting on my silverware drawer post! ;-)
    I was a single mom from the time my daughter was 3-8 yrs (but was a Navy wife the first 3 yrs- he was always gone)then I made the mistake of getting re-married when she was 8 yrs. BIG mistake! He'd never been married and had no kids (he was 35 at the time) and to top it off was a PERFECTIONIST! Well the rest is history and ugly! (They coin the phrase "blended family" at times like that- I call it "BLENDER family"). Let's just be nice and say that I raised her by myself her whole life for the most part! She's 30 now and a wonderful person, daughter, mom (to my adorable 18 mo old granddaughter) and successful productive professional. I guess I did something right!
    Thank you for this vent time! We all need it!!! I dedicate my blog to "Busy parents and the children that barely know them" because we are Raising Our Grandchildren's Parents! I am glad you are a follower and hope you will stop by often!
    Take care and press on.... ;-) Janiece

  3. I admire all the single mothers out there. I know if it came down to it, I could probably manage, but as I think about it now, I'm not so sure.

    Stopping by from Hop a Little Tuesday!


  4. Thank you so much always and forever! I appreciate the support to my blog and your beautiful comment!

  5. Janiece,
    Thank you for sharing with me. I know how life can beat us down sometimes and its incredible but with one smile from our children we get the strength to get up again and keep on going, you have a great blog and I am very happy I found it and met you!

  6. Cherie,
    Thank you so much for hopping into my blog. Thank you for the support! I am sure you would manage beautifully we are always stronger than we think we are and when it comes to our kids we find some sort of super strength.Cant wait to see your blog will be hopping by ASAP

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