When I initially became a single mom, I struggled to try to be supermom to my children as well as the sole breadwinner, and do all the things at home: bills, cook, clean, and suddenly the mow the lawn, arrange for car and plumbing appointments, and be brave at night for the whole house.
At the same time, I desperately wanted to ignore the overwhelm and to connect intentionally with my children.
At the time, ideas for connecting with your kids online or books were all geared to nuclear families or shame about being a single parent. Often, I had to take the parts that worked for me and ignore the rest. It was a struggle. I worked too hard at times and I went through years of massive behavioral problems with one of my children.
But God had many lessons for us in the process.
Years later I am on the other side. I see know what I was missing all those years ago. I wish there were resources for single parents to connect with their kids – no guilt, no strategies for creating the “perfect family” again, just loving the family you are in today. That is the goal of this blog.