So you’re out there in the world as a single mom trying to survive. The current times have made life even harder for you. The difficulties of trying to continue being a single working mom all the while daycares are closed down, schools are doing hybrid or distance learning and you’re left wondering how your world will ever be the same again.
These are just a few of the challenges for single working moms today. Being a single mom is difficult. You have to wear many hats and you’re the sole provider for the household. You’re not able to lean on a partner to help with the kids’ schoolwork or to handle discipline when the kids are doing wrong. Every single aspect of parenthood and life is placed on your shoulders.
While this may sound horrible, being a single mom certainly has its perks. You don’t have to report to anyone else. You don’t have to make rules that fit two parenting perspectives. Your kids tend to become more responsible and independent for they may have to pick up the slack with household chores, and even learn how to cook meals.
With all this being said, during our current times being a single working mom has introduced new challenges, but like all of the difficulties that past before, you’ll survive. We’re going to help you learn how to master being a single working mom, regardless of a pandemic shutting down your normal routine.
Tips to Master Being a Single Working Mom
Find Your People
Every single working mom needs to have a tribe. This tribe can be one person or four people, the number of people doesn’t quite matter. What matters is that you have a support system of people who think like you, support you, and are there whenever times get tough. Find a group that empowers single moms to unite and work together to make working moms’ lives easier.
Whenever something new comes around to uproot your entire routine, such as the most recent pandemic, learn to adjust your routine. As a working single mom, you’re going to have to be more open-minded and adaptable to challenges. You don’t have a partner to lean on when challenges come, so you’ll want to practice mindfulness and master the art of adaptability.
Make a Budget
We cannot stress this one tip to master being a single working mom enough! Every single mom needs to create and abide by a strict household budget. Sit down and evaluate your income versus expenses, until you’re ready to set a solid budget for everything you must pay for. This budget should include a little extra to put in the savings for a rainy day or emergencies.
Work For a Mom-Friendly Company
Lastly, it’s important that single working moms work for an employer who’s mom-friendly or parent-friendly the least. You’ll be happier and find that life is much easier when your employer is able to embrace changes in routine or perhaps allow you to work remotely when the kids are sick or home for remote learning. Working for the right company will help make a world of difference in your life.
These are just the top ways you can master being a single mom. We cannot stress having a tribe of women who understand your struggles. Being a part of an empowering group of single moms combined with working for a parent-friendly employer will make a world of difference in your single mom’s life.