It can be hard to find time for yourself as a single mom. Your days are spent taking care of your baby boy or baby girl that often we forget to take care of yourself. If you love to read I have a list of books just for you that are full of encouraging words and single parenting tips for the journey.
NO NICKNAME NAMES. I can always find a good nickname in any name. My partner's mom named her sons to have no nicknames: Jason is now Jay or Jase and Branden is B or Denny, etc. But if you want a name that will usually be said in full (no obviously accessible pet forms for people to pluck out of thin air), try starting with these.
This picture isn't much but...check it out if you are looking for good family devotionals that won't take hours to do. Focus on the Family is offering 50 or so devotionals from the book Mealtime Moments (loosely based on their award winning radio show Adventures in Odyssey which my kids LOVE) for FREE!!! We've tried a few and they are good for grade schoolers. A fun format with good content.
Although I don't believe everything a child does is directly because of a parent, I think this makes some good connections between problems and what could be changed to help it. Also, the Authoritarian and Authoritative descriptions appear to be switched.
We sit at lunch, just me and my teen son. Right after we order I just say it, I ask him… “Can I have your advice?” “Sure,” he says, drowning his bread in the balsamic, and shoving the quarter-loaf in his mouth. “If a mom wants to build a close relationship with her teen, what …