Friday, April 17, 2015

10 Things That Scare me as a Single Parent

Being a part of the single parent club is not easy. When the other parent is absent and/or you have no family around to help, it's even harder. Some days, it feels impossible to let go of the paralyzing fear that grips all single parents at one time or another.

The worry about having enough money to fill your gas tank or put food on the table, the worry that you can't be at your son's baseball game and your daughter's talent show at the same time, the worry that you'll screw up your kids more than married parents do, the worry that you'll be alone forever ... they all rob you of the joy you could experience every day.

I have to remind myself to let go of these fears almost daily ... and I admit it isn't always easy.

Here's what keeps me up at night:


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As an expectant mom who is newly single I just want to say thank you! Thank you for your honesty and the hope you gave me as I read this article! It's a scary feat we face as single parents but reading something so real makes it seem somehow more mangeable. It feels good to know I'm not alone :)

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