How to Pick Up the Pieces and Build a Happy New Life
Author: Vivienne Smith
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
For stressed-out and struggling single mums everywhere, at last a “how-to” manual for every aspect of single motherhood including: breaking the news of your split, healing the hurt, managing legal issues and money, co-parenting with your ex, finding time for you, and the do’s and don’ts of dating again or being contentedly single. The Single Mum's Survival Guide is packed with ideas, suggestions and words of wisdom and experience from a host of real-life single mums and expert professionals to make your life easier, help you on your way and put your mind at rest.
"Every Mom is a Working Mom." But never before have circumstances forced so many moms to raise their children single-handedly, which usually includes holding down a paying job in addition to taking care of the home and kids. Book jacket.
Molly longs for a baby but her lover is allergic to domesticity. Five years into their relationship Molly finds herself pregnant – and single. Devastated, but sure her man will eventually grow up, resourceful Molly determines to go it alone as a single parent. After a baptism of fire at a mom and baby group, Molly wants to run and hide and never see that crowd of happy, contented married mums ever again. But, after grasping at a shard of friendship from one of the mums in nearly as dire straits as she, Molly discovers the neatly manicured lives of the housewives of Kew Gardens aren't nearly as smooth as they appear on the surface. As unlikely friendships form, Molly finds out the hard way that independence isn't possible when children are involved. Single parent dating is even more tricky. When an affair breaks out, Molly finds herself at the centre of suspicion for all the wrong reasons.
You May Be Single, But You’re Not Alone. Being a great dad is challenging enough when you’re part of a two-person team. But now you’re raising your kids single-handedly. How can you provide the emotional, physical, and spiritual support your children need, cover all the details of running a household, and still earn a living to support your family? Being a solo dad could easily be the toughest job of your life. The good news is you’re not alone. Inside this book you’ll find the support, advice, and encouragement you need to succeed. Here are practical solutions for everything you’re facing–from conflicting emotions to day-to-day time management. You’ll find useful pointers on a daughter’s unique needs, a son’s inner struggles, and even how to recruit trusted friends to pitch in. With plenty of humor and real-world insight, The Single Dad’s Survival Guide will show you how to expand on your natural, built-in abilities so you can come out on top as a parenting team of one. • Find logistical help on everyday challenges, including finances, family schedules, household management, and staying on top of your work. • Take advantage of practical guidance on everything from supporting and nurturing your kids to protecting your own emotional health. • Learn how to get past anger, hurt, and fatigue to stand strong as the man your children need most–a man who provides security, stability, and spiritual guidance during one of the toughest times in their life. It’s all here to help you succeed as a solo dad. Single parenting takes everything you’ve got–so learn how to give it your all. From the Trade Paperback edition.
More women than ever before are going back to work soon after having a baby. And no matter what their job, making the transition from home to work can be really challenging. Whether dealing with day-to-day dilemmas like spitup on their power suits or big-picture problems like the cost of child care, new moms need relief! Written in a friendly and encouraging tone, this guide is all a stressed-out mother needs to organize her life so everyoneÆs happyùincluding herself! From prebaby planning to after-baby adjustments, this book covers it all, including: FMLA and maternity leave Temporary schedules and career planning Job changes Child care Responsibilities at home Caring for yourself Considering a new job Choosing to quit Dealing with unexpected or special challenges With this book by their side, new mothers can have their careersùand be great moms, too!