When Coworkers Don’t Empathize With Your Single Parent Life

For the most part, I’ve always been fortunate enough to work with bosses who were completely understanding of me being a single mom. ...more

I'm A Single Mom And I Still Like Sex. A Lot.

I need to get laid on a regular basis or I will lose my fucking shit. I’m a 36-year-old woman and I’m an extremely sexual person.I’ve always been this way, even as a teenager. I appreciate sex and the intimacy that goes along with it. I love a good orgasm and I especially enjoy being on top. I’m not afraid to discuss sex from a female perspective.Enter slut-shaming. If a woman displays an outward interest in liking sex, she is automatically labeled promiscuous....more
I completely relate this, because of being a single mother and enjoying sex ALOT!. Some people ...more

Welfare Hostage - The Trap of Government Assistance Programs

Anyone who has ever been on government assistance programs (or welfare) can attest that is isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. For most people welfare was never intended to be a permanent solution but only a short term boost until they could get back on their feet again....more

My Mother never slept

When I was a teenager, I was convinced that my Mother didn't sleep. She was a single Mom with a restaurant job that required long hours. And on the nights that she worked a close shift followed by an open shift, I am pretty sure that she only got about four hours of sleep (at best)....more

Cultivate Friendships Not Just Babysitters


To My Unexpected Co-Parent

Dear Sis,      A little over four years ago you became an auntie. You were so excited to take the role of the cool auntie. You planned to be there for your nephew when he needed a break from me, or I needed a break from him. You planned to be that voice of reason that only interjected when he asked or if no one else could get through to him....more
roya1788 Thank you for reading! Sisterhood comes in many forms so although you might not have a ...more

5 Reasons Single Moms Need a Support Team

I tell you there is nothing like your momma. There is nothing like having that person in your corner ready to jump in, no questions asked. That person who believes in you and your strength but is also always there when you have a moment of weakness. That’s my mom. She is all that and more. She is also the ultimate member of my support team. Yes my support team. Do you have one? All moms should have people in their lives that can offer a helping hand or just a listening ear....more

Stay Hopeful, Single Mamas

The dangers of single parenthood

My Mom is an amazing woman (thanks, Mom!). And she is a tough woman: Being a single mom to two children while holding down a full-time job is a rough gig. Because she worked 60+ hour weeks, I learned how to cook and clean, as well as how to look after myself and get myself where I needed to go. I'm probably a more independent person today because of her. ...more
"Experts advise that single moms learn to take time for themselves and not always put their ...more