No one ever said being a mom would be easy, but being a single mom takes those challenges to the next level. You love your kids with all your heart, but it’s a lot to do on your own. Single motherhood can be incredibly isolating, too. That’s why we put together this list. You’re not alone: These mamas are here to commiserate with you, inspire you, and remind you just how strong you are.
Who better to write about single motherhood than a single mom who also grew up with a single mother herself? Emma Johnson is a mom of two and started her blog as a way of connecting with other professional single mothers. Her posts are proof that it can be done. Her blog offers advice on how to make the finances and schedules work so single motherhood can be a joy, not a burden.
A single mom for 7 years, Vicky Charles has a hard past she isn’t afraid to discuss. She’s overcome domestic violence and what she calls a “life-changing nervous breakdown.” She says becoming a mom is really what helped her fully recover. While her blog started as just a place to share her thoughts on her own life, it’s become a source of support for mothers who appreciate Vicky’s raw honesty, positive advice, and product reviews.
Lucy Good created this space specifically for single moms looking for a bit of community and connection. The blog provides support and inspiration as well as valuable tips on how to make it all work on your own. If you’re still looking for more connection beyond that, Lucy also runs a private Facebook group for single mothers that’s more than 18,000 strong.
No one gets married with the intention of one day getting divorced. When that happens, it can be devastating. This is even more true when kids are involved. DivorcedMoms aims to be a resource for the moms who have found themselves in the position of having to tell their children the marriage is over. They have tips and advice as well as insights for moms at every level of that journey.
Julia Hasche was just a few months postpartum when she was plunged into single motherhood. She had to find her way quickly and realized that single moms needed a resource to guide them in navigating those tricky waters. Today she works as a mentor for single moms while also penning posts for her blog to inspire and advise other women walking the same path she has.
As a veteran of single motherhood, Samantha knows the challenges that come along with being a single parent. Her area of expertise? Finance. As a single mom with who knows money, Samantha uses her blog, Rich Single Momma, as an opportunity to share financial advice with other single moms. Here, visitors will find tips and guidance for managing and even making money while raising children.
Kim, the writer of this blog, is an MBA graduate student and a single mom. Three years ago, she didn’t see any resources for a millennial, never-married, African-American single mom. Figuring others like her might need help too, she decided to provide information herself by blogging and podcasting. Kim shares her insights on all aspects of motherhood, focusing on the well-being of both you and your child. If you feel isolated as a single Black mother, here’s a whole community of similarly situated women to turn to. The tone is encouraging, upbeat, and informational.
Nakisha is an African-American mom blogger who supports her family of four children single-handedly. She is on a mission to show others that they can be successful single moms and independent, too. She offers videos, classes, and live events to empower moms to create the life they want. On her blog, she focuses on financial success in which you balance kid life, work life, and mom life, too. Nakisha gives work-at-home tips, household management strategies, and mom life hacks that save time and money. You’ll also find travel ideas, education help, and family activities.
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