Category: Single Mom

Facing the “Too Much”

Today felt like too much. I was too tired and too stressed and too frustrated and too overwhelmed. The kids were too loud and too demanding and too difficult and just too much. I was on the verge of tears for much of the day and truly couldn’t stop the tears from flowing a handful…

By Laura May 31, 2022 0

Being Quiet Makes Me a Better Mom

Some days, I feel like I’m just absolutely blowing it as a mom. I feel like all I’ve done is criticize and nitpick and snap. I’ve blatantly ignored fights between siblings, said no to just about everything, and gotten frustrated at the silliest things. I’ve withheld hugs because of a lack of compassion or because…

By Laura February 20, 2022 0

When Uncertainty Steals Your Peace

As a self-proclaimed non-crier, I don’t get overcome with emotion easily. But today was different. Today, things felt too heavy. I just needed to cry. I needed to let go of all the weight of my broken marriage, my hurting children, and my aching heart. I powered through bedtime like supermom on a mission, and…

By Laura September 20, 2020 0

Never Stop

We’re nearly a month into “social distancing” and I feel like I’m on the edge of losing my mind, though not in the way I expected. I thought my kids would drive me nuts, I’d be stressed about the virus, finances would worry me, and I’d be going stir crazy not leaving my house. But…

By Laura April 8, 2020 0