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Monday, June 30, 2014

Single Mom Dating Advice

Single mother dating is a state of confusion for mother and kid alike as it calls for lot of compromises and adjustments in their life.  A process which is usually slow, hence it is all dependent on you so proceed ahead once you feel that you are ready and comfortable.  Overwhelmed with the guilty acts and feelings, you even feel more complicated when you think of your children and whether they accept him or not?  Don’t be guilty when you think of your dating as above all it is all your love life, feelings and the need of a good companion on your life. 

Precautions for a single mother before dating
Ensure that he is honest to you and with your children nevertheless of your child’s age someone who can bring an inspiration on your children.  Don’t forget to set boundaries at the initial stage which will save you from avoidable dramas.   Always be comfortable and have some fun and enjoy his company taking some positives from him.

Why some prefer single mom dating?
Tough and independent, some love this quality and above all she is a great mom.  Good for him as she may be least tolerant for bad behaviors with no time to fool anyone and considering relationships seriously.  She will be a practical woman who will be loyal and who can’t be a party girl, but welcomes night outs with him for a fun.  She knows how to make your life stand out the best with her wonderful helping-hand.

Tips for dating

A great place for you to find someone is online websites for dating which presents you with a pretty time in your life.  One of the perfect people to identify someone for you is your married friends.  Know yourself better and your needs and at this stage realize what you expect from him?  Don’t take an action in meeting your goal from someone.  Create a network of single mothers where you can discuss with them and render some support.  Your child has to be introduced to dates when it proceeds to a serious relationship otherwise it will leave your child in a state of confusion.  Consider the possibilities and your feelings, take things leisurely as it is better to arrive at a wonderful decision to kick start a love life and realize the fact that you can really found out one who really loves you and your children. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Inspirational Quotes About Life

Here are few quotes that have gotten me through the tougher times in life.

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost

“Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.”
― Nicholas SparksAt First Sight

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
― Margaret Mitchell

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” 

― Steve MaraboliUnapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Friday, June 27, 2014

Inspiration for Starting Over After Divorce

This is my story:

I will never forget the moment that I walked out of the courtroom after my divorce became official. As a walked down the hall of the courthouse, I felt like I was in my own bubble. People were talking all around me, but my world was complete silent and I didn’t have a thought on in my head. It wasn’t until I opened the doors to the outside world and took a deep breath that everything washed over me like a tidal wave.

I realized that I was no longer married, I no longer had a husband, and my daughter no longer hand a dad that would be there to tuck her in a night. It was too much, nothing made sense. There were so many questions and no answers. I knew I was not ready to face the home that I had built for my family because that family no longer existed. I called my mom and asked her to watch my daughter for the weekend because I needed a moment. I needed to get away and regroup. So, I did. I drove from CT to Boston MA for the weekend.

During that weekend, I tried to enjoy myself as much as possible, but I knew in the back of my mind, that I had to face my reality back in CT. I had always been a tough and strong individual and I prided myself on being a hard worker and I never let anything stop me from reaching my goals and loved a good challenge. I realized now I really had to bring my “A game.” I had to dig deeper than I ever had before. It was not about me, it was about my daughter. I did not have time to feel sorry for myself and question all the “what if’s?” I knew that I had done my best to keep my family together, but sometimes even you best and is not enough and guess what? That was OK because it takes 2 people to make a marriage work and both individuals have to be pulling on the same rope in the same direction. When that doesn't happen…well…divorce is the possible outcome.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Single Mom Inspirations Is BACK!

I  Finally Finished
Master’s Degree in Business Administration!!!

The last year and half has been such a blur and as I look back I don’t know how I managed to balance school, work and my being a single mom.

During this time I had to take time off from blogging which was tough because I knew that my blog reached many people and it was a personal outlet for me.  I knew that I could not give it my all with going back to school and everything else I had to balance during this time.

In the end I am so proud that I pushed myself, stayed focused and accomplished everything that I needed to do successfully and to my satisfaction.

So how did I do this?

My parents were so supportive of me during this period. When I needed the weekend to work on a paper or study they would watch my daughter and allow me the time I needed in order to get what I needed done for school. Without their support I don’t know how I would have made through.
During the week, I knew that I still needed to spend time with my daughter, so I conditioned myself to staying up later and doing some of my school work after she went to bed.

Since, I was taking online classes, I could use my lunchtime at work to log in and do school work when necessary.  

In addition, while my daughter was doing her homework I would also do mine. She enjoyed that because she knew that she wasn’t the only one that was doing homework and it was encouraging for her as well.
I took advantage of every opportunity I had to study.

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