#Single Mom Problems :)

So I have been a single mom for 1yr and a few months now. And boy is hard, rewarding but hard! There are a few things that I have been exposed to since becoming a single mom. Things that I have not had to do because my ex-husband was the one who took care of all of that. And now that my son is 14 I am teaching him things (from a woman’s perspective on what a man should inspire to be and the duties of a man in the household, and in life. These are the things that I have told him, and have him practicing:

  • Put GOD first
  • Pray everyday
  • Taking out the trash
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Open the door for ladies
  • Make it your business to protect your family (mom and sisters)
  • Always expect and participate in the house staying clean
  • Take care of yourself
  • It’s ok to look nice
  • Do things in a timely fashion
  • Be mindful of the time
  • Be a man of your word
  • Have a vision
  • Always be prepared
  • Invest in yourself and others
  • Volunteer your time
  • Be the best that you can be
  • Don’t be lazy
  • Be independent
  • Kill bugs for your mom (girls), even if you are scared, put that fear to the  side and do what you gotta do 🙂
  • Change the oil in the car
  • Move heavy things

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For the girls:

  • Keep GOD in your hearts
  • Pray every day
  • Take care of yourself
  • Brush your teeth, comb your hair, put on lotion, put on chapstick etc.
  • Take a look at yourself in the mirror and LOVE what you see
  • Be good to your friends
  • Choose your friends wisely
  • Treat people the way you would like to be treated
  • Don’t let anyone abuse you (emotionally, mentally, physically)
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Keep the house clean
  • Expect others to keep their house clean
  • Speak up for yourself
  • Be confident
  • ENJOY YOUR LIFEIMG_20151114_095323

So where are the problems you ask?

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Ok so these are some of the things that I have encountered recently:

  • I have to put things together (I hate doing this)
  • I have to move furniture around
  • I had to move HEAVY furniture from upstairs to downstairs (this is extremely hard for me)
  • I had to learn how to tie a tie (I youtubed it, thought I did a good job, but my son said there was a dad who had to fix it for him) whateva!! LOL
  • I have to kill spiders! I hate doing this, it’s nasty (there was one time that my son was gone, so I had no one to kill a spider for me, and it literally took me atleast an hour to even try and do something. I was paralyzed with fear)
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These are just a few that I can think of right now. But I am quite sure there will be more to come.

If you are a single parent, share some of your #singleparentproblems. LOL



Author: Keisha

One mom's journey on how to keep GOD first, be the best mom HE has called me to be, while juggling work, finances, and life!!

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