How do you define success? For many of us success maybe defined differently. Many May define success according to the journey of where they are in their life.
As a single mother, success comes from within. I have learned to define my own success based on the struggles and the challenges I had to overcome as a single mother. Ultimately, success means that I am reaching back for other single mothers and pulling them up on the ladder of success. I want to to help other single moms look within themselves to find their own personal success stories in their journey as a single mother.
That’s what the Successful Single Mom Network is all about. I share my challenges, my victories, my wisdom to help single moms to allow their pain to become their purpose in starting a business, going back to school, or just wanting to live a healthier life physically and spiritually. The Successful Single Moms Network helps single moms to get to that place of emotional wellness so they can achieve what I call the 4B’s: balance, breathe, believe and breakthrough!
I want to share 7 life lessons I have learned as a single mother. I would love to hear your life lessons as a single mother. This will help other mothers find their inspiration so please share.
1. Single motherhood is not a setback.
2. Keep God first in your household.
3. Pick your battles with your children.
4. When you sacrifice for your children sake, God will reward you.
5. Communication is key, especially when they are going through preteen to teenagers.
6. Make time for yourself., put your self care routine on the calendar.
7. Find inspiration to keep you and your family going.
Check out the Gospel Girlfriend podcast created to encourage, uplift, and help single mothers to heal and be successful in their home with their children as well becoming a better you!
By: Winona Thomas
Wow! If you are not already excited Moms, I think it’s time to get excited at this very moment, Why?
It is nearing the end of the week and hopefully you can find some quiet time to sit still so you can remember all the things that you are grateful for just this week alone. Take time to breathe! Exhale all of the worry, stress, anger, and frustration. Now Inhale joy, peace, appreciation, love and the refreshing time with God.
I will start first. I’m thankful for my health and peace of mind despite of everything that is happening in the world today. I am also thankful that my daughter has been excepted into nursing school. Ok Moms, now it’s your turn, think about your week thus far and reflect on what you are thankful for,
Single moms, start journaling what you are grateful for every day. What can you thank God for? Talk to your children about being thankful and ask them to share what they are thankful for. There’s so many learning lessons when we as moms model the behavior that we want our children to mirror.
“Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for mankind”
Hi there, today is considered as hump day as the week is winding down. So today, I simply want you to be encouraged to find and hold onto what success looks like for you. Reflect on your viewpoint of success in motherhood.
During your time of reflection just know that you are being renewed daily. When you think about positivities, small success stories you have achieved and even some biblical scriptures to encourage you, this opens the door for your mind and your inward self to become renewed.
“For which cause we faint not; but through our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”
Who is the successful single mother? Who would even fathom that a single mom could have success? My WHY, the Successful Single Mom Network and Foundation was birthed out of my struggles, my challenges, and my testimonies as a single mother. I am the mother of a 21 year old daughter. I wanted to create an organization where I could pour into and mentor single mothers who may feel there is no where to turn for help in raising their children as a single parent.
Hi there, red wine is my calming place to find peace and my celebratory moments for getting through some of life’s toughest struggles. As a single mom, I had a glass of wine when my daughter turned 18 because that was the year she graduated from high school. We both had fulfilled a tremendous accomplishment in our lives. Then another glass, when she turned 21, because of my new found freedom, I was getting my life back!
Let me digress for a moment, the journey was long and difficult at times. I reflect back to when I found out I would be parenting by myself. I was about 3 or 4 months pregnant and I told myself, you can do this with God and my family by my side. Every mother’s journey is different in how they came to be single parenting, but I never forget the choice I made along the way to single parenting.
Ultimately, I chose the father and therefore because of my choice came the circumstances of that choice, good and bad. So even though I can’t go back and undo all of the bad decisions, as I look back on how much I have gained and how far I have come, that glass of Red Wine along with my favorite pair of heels are the rewards for the good choices out weighing the bad ones. Celebrate mom and keep pressing forward!
Mom, remembering your choices you cannot undo, what better decisions can be made that will get you to your victories ?