These friendships refresh and restore us so that we have more to pour into our kids and our work.
Time with friends will also guard against fatigue-induced burnout.
Make your own yearly checkups, dental visits, exercise and time for self-care an equal priority.
These needs are just as essential as your children’s. But friends and family often want to help if we will let them.
I need to give myself grace when I can’t do everything on my plate.
I need to give my kids grace to process their emotions and to get their footing in this new normal. While we make sure our kids’ needs are met and juggle home, work, and finances, it’s easy to put off our own self-care.
Also, don't forget to schedule relaxation and alone time for yourself! Ask For Introductions – Many single moms are shy about letting people know they are single and ready to mingle.
Don’t make the assumption that friends and co-workers would set you up on dates if they knew someone who was right for you.Life as a single mom will not look like the lives of married friends. Surviving well as a single mom will take all our energy and focus on the tasks before us.Comparing to friends in different situations will only breed discontent and deplete our energy and focus.Feeling sexy again is the first obstacle to getting back on the dating saddle, but once they’ve overcome that, they don’t know where to look for a new mate. Here are 7 of my top tips for single moms to help new love blossom this Spring.1.Expand Your Social Circle – Many times it is hard to meet new people when you’re waiting for your same friends, co-workers, or churches to introduce you to singles they know.Use all the great technology and dating innovations now available to meet new people – online dating, meet-ups, social networking, speed dating, mixers and more.2. Makeover Yourself – Most of the makeover you need is probably mental.