I don’t have to spout statistics at you when it comes to divorce rates – we all know that divorce is highly prevalent in our culture, especially for couples with children.
Is that a terrible thing? Not necessarily, since many couples decide to divorce in order to protect their children from a negative domestic environment.
However, this doesn’t guarantee an amicable divorce where everything is hunky-dory and the sharing of parental responsibilities is accepted in a respectful and agreeable manner.
“Single Mom” is a broad term that describes many different situations.
However, for the most part, single moms are typically mothers who are responsible for the day-to-day care of their children on their own.
Ever heard of “Mom Brain”?
I’m sure you have – most mothers are aware of this term that describes the forgetfulness that comes with having children.
But Mom Brain is so much more than that – it’s actually a recognized psychological condition.
When you’re a mom, you understand how draining motherhood is.
You focus all of your attention on taking care of your children that you forget to take care of yourself.
The challenge, however, is finding time to do so.
Once upon a time, I was an Autism Support Worker.
I worked one-on-one with Autistic preschoolers, not only teaching them academic skills but also dealing directly with undesirable behaviors.
At work, we called it “behavior intervention” – at home I call it discipline, but the principles are pretty much the same. The goal is to squash unwanted behaviors while teaching your child the value of appropriate behaviors.
I feel like as soon as I had my daughter, I had “guilty” stamped on my forehead.
From asking others to look after her while I went to the movies to not feeding her vegetables at every meal, I often felt guilty about not mothering perfectly.
My daughter is in school now and, though I definitely did not mother perfectly, she is a happy and healthy child with a sparkling personality and kind heart.
Making a budget is a very important step in taking control of your money and finances – but following it is no easy task.
If you’re like many moms, you’ve created a budget and tried to follow it only to have it fall apart within a couple of months.
There is something very special about the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. Not only do grandparents get to extend the love of their own children to their grandchildren, but they get to experience the joys of raising their children all over again – without the full-on responsibility of everyday care.