Hope and Inspiration for the Single Mom

Month: June 2017

8 Essentials For Effective Co-Parenting

I don’t think it matters how your relationship or marriage ends, the prospect of not spending time with your children every day is a hard pill to swallow for some. Whatever agreement you and your ex settle on, the fact is, your child will have to split their time between two homes.

As hard as it is to accept, there’s a bright side — this new dynamic doesn’t have to be difficult. I know, you’re asking how. The first step is to give yourself time to adjust. If you ex is pushing to make arrangements or if the courts have decided how your kids will split their time, there isn’t much time to adjust. You might have weeks or months, but the point is to use that time to come to terms with the new dynamic.

Know that whether your kids are with you or their dad, they’re safe. I know it’s hard, especially if you’re going through a stressful separation or divorce but it’s important that we, as parents, put our differences aside and do what’s best for our kids.

I’m right there with you and understand how you feel. As I go through the process myself, I’ve learned a few things along the way. Here are eight essentials to help you navigate through the early days of co-parenting. Continue reading

I’ve Relaunched My Blog! New Name, New Focus

Welcome to Journey To Better, formerly Glitter And Glow Mom. If you’re one of my regular visitors, the biggest changes you’ll notice are the name and tagline. When I started blogging back in 2015, Glitter And Glow Mom was a fun outlet for me to share my adventures and observations as a new mom. But as the blog has grown and the needs of single moms became clearer to me, I felt that the old name just wasn’t doing my content vision any justice. So, I decided it was time for a change!

Journey To Better is geared towards new single moms who are adjusting to their new normal. It’s one of the hardest jobs out there so I want Journey To Better to become a hub for single mothers to come together to support one another and give insights based on their experiences. As a single mom myself, I’ve decided that this is the best time for me to step out in faith and use my experiences to offer encouragement and inspiration to others. Continue reading

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