March is Women's History Month, and today specifically is International Women's Day. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at many of the women who inspire me, specifically those who are single mothers forging it alone in the world of parenting. No one wants to be a single mother, but single motherhood happens. When it does, it doesn't mean life needs to be put on hold. Things may become harder to do. With a passion and the right mindset, though, single mothers … [Read more...]
Raising daughters is fun, challenging and the most amazing part of my life. As a single mom, my daughters need a strong, reliable roll model. As a mom, I need support, love and understanding. Parenting in general is better with usable parenting tips, parenting advice and a supportive friend along the way. ADayinMotherhood.com aims to be that friend! My posts offer honest and real life struggles and celebrations that surround motherhood!
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I have great kids. I really do. I tell people all the time that there is no way I could be a single mom to any other kids. My girls are kind, generous, fun and creative. So far, they are rule followers and animal lovers. I really have very little complaints. My oldest, Katie, entered 5th grade last year and has done surprisingly well. She is getting straight A's, is Vice President on her student council and has an affection for every teacher. 90% of the time she is the little girl I know and … [Read more...]
Divorce. A word no one goes into marriage thinking they'll ever hear applied to their own marriage. Truth is, though, it just doesn't always work out. These 5 divorce stories will help you feel OK about it. Our happily ever afters aren't always happy after all. We try to make it work. We try to change ourselves to be what our spouse wants/needs. The time may come, though, where divorce is a real part of your life. If you are facing a divorce, recently been through one, or still trying to … [Read more...]
**Affiliate links may be included in this Easy Princess Updo post. This is a non-sponsored post.** As you guys know, the girls and I embarked on a Disney trip last week. It included two days at Disney World and a three day Disney Cruise upon the Disney Wonder. From day one, Megan, my youngest and most Princess obsessed wanted a Princess makeover. She saw other little girls with it and begged and begged. While on the boat we headed to the Bippidi Boppidi Boutique! We set her appointment and … [Read more...]
The New Year is here and the most popular resolution is to lose weight. Now, listen, I am all for it. We all know that carrying around weight is the number one threat to our health. Plus, we just feel blah when we do not like what we see in the mirror or how we feel at any given time of the day. But I also think we are focusing on the wrong things. My goal in working out, and my sport is CrossFit, is to be healthier for my kids and for my lifestyle. It is not to hit a number on a scale or a … [Read more...]
I don't know if I have ever told the story of my middle daughter, Sarah's, first birthday party. It shaped my decision making on things I will have in my house and in my yard for, not only my kids, but kids that come over to visit. As my friends get things in their home that I would not have in mine, conversations have started about the safety of kids who come over and want to use them. The main question is, Are you Liable if Kids Hurt Themselves at Your House? It was a beautiful day. The … [Read more...]
Dear Mr. Trump, I had a dream last night that I spoke at your inauguration. I don't really remember what I said but I stood up there, you in the background, calm and collected, delivering a speech that got applause. Before this election, I never really paid attention to politics. In fact, I loathe politics. But this election cycle seems to have gotten everyone's attention and has gotten everyone thinking. So I sit here, the image of the dream seared into my psyche, and I write an open letter … [Read more...]
It's late and I can't sleep. This is when the world feels heavy. When doing it all alone loses its charm. When I start to search for the answers that can only come from inside of me. When I have to admit, in the loneliest of hours that it is me. I am the reason that I am one of the ones that has never known true, unconditional, romantic love. And I wonder why, even though I know I Am Not the Only One, Why Do I Feel So Alone? Now, before you think this is going to be a 'woe is me' piece, it … [Read more...]
But I also wondered, Do I Deserve the Credit for my Kid's Successes? Do I really? Isn't it just by nature that she is my little activist and fighter for the underdog? Do I really deserve any of the credit? During the holiday season many things fall on a mom's shoulders. We take it, we handle it and we move on to the next thing as the pressure of having to get one thing done merges into something else we have to get done. During December, with my work life taking 10 - 12 hours a day, my oldest … [Read more...]
Personally, I hate that term. I am Just a Mom. To me it takes away the total value of a woman. I was watching a talk show the other day and on it was an actor discussing the birth of his child. Thinking they had all the time in the world as it was their first child, the baby crowned and came as he was on the phone to the midwife. His elegant and entertaining description of catching his child as his wife crouched to have him was so entertaining that I stopped what I was doing to watch and to … [Read more...]
I woke up this morning having slept well, despite allergies flaring up, and turned on my computer. I looked at my calendar and to do list and started to plan my day. I need to get to CrossFit, I need to fold laundry, I need to get things ready for my assistant who comes in this afternoon. I have posts to write, contracts to negotiate and emails to sort through. At 5:30am I was feeling like this was going to be a productive, positive day. Then I opened Facebook. Spattered down my feed, … [Read more...]
Psst: this is just what I am doing on my own. It is not to be construed as medical advice ever in any way. Kicking my sugar addiction is a journey... I am at my whits end. I am cranky, irritable and honestly thrilled about it. Why? Because this reaction to kicking my sugar addiction is exactly what I expected! Today is 4 full days with no sugar AND with no food past 6:30pm. No grains, no starches, no bad stuff at all. Why am I doing this, you ask? Because at 44 years old I finally have to … [Read more...]