How Single Parents Can Have It All

Parenting is challenging. For a single parent, the challenges grow exponentially because one person, rather than two, has to fight all of the same battles, as well as a few that are unique to single parenthood. What is the best way to juggle all the varied responsibilities that single parents have? There’s an answer to that. These tips will help single parents to take the best possible care of themselves and their children.


Take Care of Yourself

Real Simple

Single parents must avoid the trap of neglecting their own mental and physical health while caring for others. During a plane crash, parents are instructed to put on their oxygen masks first because an unconscious parent will be of no use to a child. The human body is not indestructible. Too much stress, too much junk food, or a lack of exercise can cause a health crisis. Get yearly physicals and take mental health breaks.

Create a Support System


Although most parents think they are the best person to care for their children, one person cannot possibly care for a child at all times. It is important to build a support system of family or friends who can help babysit. These should be reliable, responsible people who can create a safe environment for your child. A group of people who can help out in case of emergency will give a single parent more room to breathe.

Latest Posts

Why Is Everyone Switching to Chewy?

If you're like many pet owners, you might have heard about Chewy, the online pet supply store. It seems like more people switch to...

15 Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Mom from Old Navy

Moms mean everything to us and this Mother's Day is the perfect time to show them just how much we appreciate them. Mom is...

10 Lovely Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts on Etsy

Sure, gift cards are an easy and simple way to show your mother how much you love and appreciate her. However, taking the time...

20 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts from Walmart

Moms are so special and deserve a gift that shows them just how special they are! Finding the perfect gift for mom is easy...

Don't Miss

When Should I Start Preparing My Child for College?

When you first hold that bundle of joy in your arms or chase your squealing toddler through the playground – college seems a loooonnnggg...

Encouraging Sibling Bonding: Age Gaps Are Tricky

Can we all just admit we're winging it when it comes to raising our kids? I have three. The girls, Lilly and Peyton, are...

Help! My Child is a Night Owl, What Do I Do?

Does it seem that even though you wore your child out with a long day at the park and time on the backyard trampoline,...