Boy are we. We are soooooooo very different. Single Moms are amazing. If you are a single mom stop right now and give yourself a pat on the back. Shoot, if you're a mom stop right now and give yourself a pat on the back.
Most women are not "stay at home moms" anymore meaning... You may be at home because of covid but 90% of you are working. Most women in general are bringing in 40-70% of the household income in today's world. Regardless of where they are located.
Think about this. How many moms do you know who stay at home and don't have at least a 'side hustle'? MmmHmm . How many do you know who stay home? How many are married? How many are single?
In today's world most people have a 'side hustle' you have to a salary alone doesn't cut it anymore. Take a look around a truck is $50,000 with a 7 year loan term. Houses are $250,000 with no land and land and they're $500,000. If you work for $50,000 a year and you don't have something on the side and you have a car and a mortage how are you living? Let's break that down ok. Using an average credit score let's say you have a truck and house no land and your salary is $50,000. You also have a family, health insurance, and a 401k. So... At $50,000 a year by the time you take out all of the taxes, insurance, savings, etc... You're check is going to be around $1000 for 2 weeks. So $2000 a month. Then you've got house payment 1200. Truck payment 500. That's 1700 right there that leaves you $300 for car insurance, food, utilities etc.. You need a 2nd salary of at least that much if not more to cover the rest of the expenses.
Hence the reason I say SINGLE MOMS ROCK! I don't know your situation. I don't claim to. I just know that if you are trying to do everything by yourself you're AMAZING in my book. When you are being both the comforter and disciplinarian, provider, cook, housekeeper, homework police, chauffeur, nurse, basic caregiver, launderer basically taking care of everything a child needs. You're packing snacks, getting them off to school, taking care of things. You can't sleep late. As a mom you don't sick days as it is and for a single mom you learn to work through the pain. You don't have a choice.
When someone asks me what I do for fun, my 1st question is "when"? My fun is my passion, it's my horses but guess what they're like kids. They're always into something, constantly picking on one another and forever getting hurt.
So, when do I take care of me? I don't. No, seriously. I don't. I do good to get a shower. My hair looks awful, I need to cover my roots, get a hair cut, haven't had my toes done in months. I need a nap. I have a headache. I have to keep going. Oh and I haven't exercised yet so there is that too. I've got to get work done. I need to pick up the laundry and get that folded.
Taking care of me consists of a handful of things at the moment. Time to breathe in horse hair. Time to bathe. Time to exercise. That's it. Not necessarily in that order but....
I go back to single moms are the bombdigity!! Every mom is. Moms with husbands who help them with these chores they're blessed but, that doesn't mean that as a mom you have to have help we've been killin it for years without someone and the last thing you want to do is talk yourself into needing someone who is then going to make things harder on you (been there, done that, it's not fun trust me).
To all the moms out there who are killing it single, or with SO's of another sort YOU ROCK!
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