There are many challenges and hurdles that you face as a single mother. You are not alone in these struggles because there are so many single moms. If you develop a friendship with other single mothers in your area, you can work together to benefit all your children.
Financial difficulties are one of the biggest challenges facing many single moms. It can be difficult to have enough money to maintain a nice home. Some singe mothers have turned to other single parents to help resolve this problem. You can consider sharing a home with one or more single mothers and their children. Of course, you will only want to live with another mom and her children that you know and trust.
You can share a house with another single parent family so that you can share all expenses. If you are able to at least cut your household bills in half, your family will have less financial worries. Your children can live in a home where there are at least two adults on which they can depend. If you do decide to share a home with other single moms, you should set ground rules. You should probably consider making a rule that no one has a live in boyfriend or one that spends the night. All children need to be protected and raised in a healthy environment.
If you do share a home with another single mom, you can share household responsibilities. Take turns cooking on a routine that each person can fit around their schedule. You will know that all the kids can always count on a good meal. Share all other household chores so that each parent has more time free to spend with their children. If you do not live with another single mom, you can still ensure that your children and those of your single parent friends, can always have a good meal. You can cook for your children as well as those of one or more of your single mom friends one day, and they can do the cooking the next day.
Take turns offering to help with childcare services with other single moms who you know and trust. If you have other friends who are single parents, you can work together to make sure there is always a responsible adult available for babysitting. This works especially well if you have different work schedules. You can watch “Sally’s” children while she goes to a doctor’s appointment. She can watch your kids while you attend a meeting with your son’s teacher. If you work together with other friends who are single moms you might even be able to avoid hiring a babysitter or using daycare services fulltime. Work together to make certain that your child have the best care possible.
Get together with other single parents for family outings. It is not always easy to go for a day trip or to a local event when you need to take the kids by yourself. If you go on a trip or outing with several other single moms, it can be a bit easier. Some moms can do the driving while others take care of the kids in the car. You can all work together to make an enjoyable and safe outing for your kids.
Talk to one another if you are single moms. Being a single parent is very rewarding, however, it can also make you feel isolated and even scared at times. Talk about your feelings with other single moms so that you can help one another cope with the hard times. Lend an ear to other single moms who need to vent their frustrations and concerns.
It can benefit you and your children to befriend other single moms. Single moms can work together to provide a happy and well rounded life for their children.