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What Do You Do When You Can’t Co-Parent?

Hey! I know you! Not personally, but I know why you're here. At some point, you decided to parent alone because you knew the relationship with your partner was not good. Maybe things were getting toxic or maybe you just knew your child would be better off not being...

Can a Narcissist Be a Good Parent?

If you are trying to parent with a narcissistic ex, you're probably wondering: "Can a narcissist be a good parent?" The answer to that question depends on how you define a "good parent". Is a good parent someone who provides for their child? Gives them emotional...

3 Easy Budgeting Steps for Moms

Budgeting is a real pain in the ass - not only do you have to face the inevitable fact that you spend WAY too much money, but you have to actually and physically write down every cent you earn and spend. It’s tedious, time-consuming, and usually does not make you feel...

The 15 Best Single Mom Blogs of 2021

When I decided to write a post about the best single mom blogs of 2021 I thought: "Wait, it's too early in the year to start talking about the best of 2021!" And then I realized it's September. Where did the year go? No matter what year it is, or the time of year, it...

Understanding and Embracing the 7 Stages of Motherhood

One of my biggest anxieties about coming into motherhood was facing the grief of watching my little one pass from one stage of development to the next. I loved my squishy little newborn - how was I going to handle a busy toddler? I loved my busy toddler - how was I...

Parenting With a Narcissistic Ex: Q&A

Today I hosted a Facebook Live addressing questions and answers regarding parenting with a narcissistic ex. Here's the video you can watch in all of its unedited, unprofessional, and technically-challenged glory: (Scroll down for a write-out of the information...

15 Hilarious Tweets About Motherhood (That Are Spot On!)

They say that motherhood is no joke - but that doesn't mean you can't joke about motherhood! I'm sure that if we didn't wake our experiences as mothers with a grain of salt we would go absolutely mad. That's why I wanted to put together some hilarious tweets about...

How to Prepare for a Child Custody Battle

Are you facing a child custody battle? Whether or not you have legal representation, understanding what custody is and what the different types of custody are is crucial in preparing to determine the best custodial situation for your family. When I got involved with...

The Top 10 Mom Clichés That Are Totally True

Nobody likes being cliched but when it comes to motherhood we can't help but fall into certain stereotypes and mom cliches. How many times during your pregnancy did you say to yourself or someone else, "Oh, I'm not going to be THAT mom!"? Nowadays, how often do you...

How to Deal With Emotional Triggers for Moms

It's no secret that there is a special set of emotional triggers for moms. Ever had your buttons pushed to the point of explosion? How many times have you told your child that they are getting on your last nerve? You are constantly surrounded by emotional triggers in...

12 Mom Bloggers Share Their #1 Piece of Parenting Advice!

When I reached out to these amazing blogging mamas for parenting advice, I had no idea what I would get back! Personally, I hate it when people give me parenting advice that I did not ask for. But, since I asked for this, I had a lot of fun reading through their...

8 Ways to Be More Present With Your Child

In today's day and age, it's so easy to unplug from life - Facebook, Instagram, Netflix. Consequently, you are probably not being as present with your child as you would like. They grow up so fast and, if you're not careful, those precious years will simply fly by...

Why I Am a Single Mother By Choice

I want to share my story as to why I am a single mother by choice. I've seen this topic buzzing around Quora, a site that allows people to ask and answer questions. It seems a lot of people are curious as to why a woman would choose to be a single mother. While there...

The Truth About #MomFails

Ever Googled "mom fails" just for kicks? I'm sure we have all done this, either for a good laugh or to make ourselves feel better about our own parenting downfalls. Despite the chuckles, however, facing the spiritual repercussions of failing as a parent is very real...

Mom Burnout and Overwhelm – 10 Tips to Help You Cope

Are you tired of dealing with mom overwhelm? Tell me if this sounds familiar: As a mother, you spend your days trying to take care of everything and everyone. You feel like your entire being has been spread too thin. The only thing that comes close to motivating you...

12 Things Moms Need to Stop Doing to Keep Their Sanity

I liken becoming a mom to putting my entire life into a blender and hitting frappé. Or following Alice down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Either way, most days have me feeling like I'm taking crazy pills. Nothing prepared me for the insanity of motherhood - but...

10 Signs You’re a Better Mom Than You Think You Are

Ugh, motherhood, am I right? With social media, friends, family and even strangers trying to tell us how to do our jobs, figuring out how to be a good mom can be confusing and frustrating. The truth is, every mom is different and we all are amazing in our own ways....

What is Self Care and Why is it Important?

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase "self care"? I think of a glass of wine and a bubble bath. However, self care is so much more than simply taking tiny moments to do something relaxing. It involves nurturing all aspects of your being, from...

25 Habits of Happy and Balanced Moms

Do you feel like your mom life is chaotic? Most of us do. It seems natural to assume that being a mom is stressful, exhausting and a constant struggle. The truth is, it doesn't have to be. You can be a happy mom with a balanced life. This doesn't mean that mom life...

Beware the Taker Friend in Your Mom Tribe

Being a mother is almost like having a special pass to a very elite club. Suddenly, you are on par with women all over the world and able to understand their challenges and struggles like no one else can. This will eventually lead you into a group of mom friends. Mom...

How to Find Your Mom Tribe (Even If You Don’t Need One)

I remember when my daughter was born I was sort of floating in this void of "What the hell do I do now?" I hadn't planned on having children, so I felt completely lost. I slowly began to realize that I had automatically become part of a vast community of women who...

The Truth About Motherhood Impostor Syndrome

Recently I came across a very profound article written by Saturday Night Live cast member Casey Wilson. In it, she describes her experience with motherhood impostor syndrome. It's just like impostor syndrome, but specific to mothers and the experience of motherhood....

Our Ever-Changing Role as a Parent

Our children grow so quickly. I know I've experienced the grief of watching my daughter grow from that little babe in the crook of my arm into an independent six-year-old who is capable of doing "everything" and is always "right". You blink and suddenly they go from...

4 Ways to Feed Your Family on a Tight Budget

When you're the type of person that uses budgeting to keep track of your finances, you have likely noticed how your grocery bills take up a large chunk of your monthly income. Unlike your fixed expenses that stay the same month-to-month, you can make changes to...

Keep Calm and Parent On – Facing the Chaos of Motherhood

I am going to share an incident that happened a couple of years ago that should register as quite familiar with any mother who is reading this. It involves a significant mess and a somewhat timely clean-up. You see, my daughter, at that age, was hell-bound and...

8 Real Ways Moms Cope With the Stress of Motherhood

I know there's a million and one articles out there telling you how to best handle the stress of mom life (I know I've written one or two). While the tips and advice makes sense and seem easy to follow, the reality is that most moms lean on some less-than-healthy ways...

How To Date As A Single Mom

My Internet indulgence includes perusing the app Reddit before I go to sleep. I follow a dating subReddit that allows individuals to ask for and give advice about dating. One night, I came across a single mother asking for dating help. It saddened me. Some comments...

Surviving Christmas as a Single Mom

Whether you are freshly separated, a long-time single mom or an always-single mom, Christmas can be particularly stressful. You may have the entire weight of the holiday on your shoulders or you may struggle with sharing time with your child on Christmas Day. The...

Your Winter Self Care Checklist

I live in Eastern Canada.  We have a thing here where we post winter photos under the hashtag #driftwars to see who has the most snow piled against their houses and vehicles. Winters here can be brutal, both physically and emotionally, and its negative impact arrives...