Advice New Single Mothers Can Use to Build Their Village

5 years ago

Single parenthood, like all forms of parenthood, comes with its ups and downs. Going into the situation with a little advice in your back pocket can make the journey easier. As a single mother, I know what you're going through right now, and my experience as a life coach for other single mothers has helped me to collect a lot of advice over the years.

Whether you planned in advance to be a single parent by choice, or your new role has taken you by surprise, there may be a few questions you may be asking yourself:

  • Will it be as overwhelming as I think it will be?
  • How can I "invest" in myself?
  • Am I supposed to do this all alone?
  • How do I find this "village" that it takes to raise a child?
  • What should I be focusing on right now?
  • Where do I factor into the equation?
Download the crib sheet for tips on how to be a single parent.

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Issa Mas is the author of Single Mama NYC.

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