Yes, some parents are the sole parent 100% of the time. But I would argue that single parenthood includes a wider cross-section of parents.
Every new parent goes through that phase when marriage inadvertently crawls to sulk in a dark corner of the basement, hidden by cobwebs, grieving alone.
Loving like a mother is simply defined by the object of that love. When you love someone unconditionally, you love like a mother.
Motherhood isn’t like the movies. As it turns out most of your friends will forget about you.
My children take melatonin. Every. Single. Night. We refer to their nightly doses as their “meds.” As in, “Are you ready to brush your teeth, or do you still need your meds?”
Mothering is difficult. And it really is okay to not love every moment of it. But when you're at the other end of the field, you'll miss it.
Anxiety, stress, and depression are normal and valid feelings in today’s landscape. How can we help our teens to reduce stress and conflict?
A false alarm reminded me that this was just one of the uncharted and scary territories I was entering now that I was alone in the house without a partner.