Just because you are a single mother who is living and raising your children on a limited income doesn’t mean that you don’t want what is best for them, and you surely want to make sure that they are getting the best possible education. Although you might think that in order to provide your children with the best possible education you will have to shell out money that you don’t have in order to send them to a good private school, you should know that this isn’t always the case. In Read the rest of this entry »
If you are a single mother interested in buying a home for your family, you may need help in deciding what time is the right time to make the purchase. First and foremost, you will need to have balance in your life and a steady income that is able to support yourself and your children while paying for a mortgage on a home. If you meet the following criteria, it just may be the right time for you to purchase Read the rest of this entry »
It seems as if everywhere we look, food prices are going up and they are not coming back down again. This is only one of many reasons why you should learn more about cutting costs by growing your own foods.
Being a single mother can be a very trying process. If you only have one income, you are probably struggling with groceries. However, if you could plant a garden, you would save so much money. You would be able to grow only the vegetables Read the rest of this entry »
Maybe you’re a new mom or maybe you’re just new to town (now your ex-husband’s the one back on the East Coast thinking about click here!) but whatever the reason Seattle is a great place to be a single mom. If you’re new here you should do your best to find others in your same boat to hang out withhere are our suggestions for getting that type of support system: Join a Class – Mommy and Me classes are great ways to meet other single momsif you’re truly looking to limit your sphere try to pick classes that revolve around a working woman’s schedule. Bond with your child and make some friends! Do Something Singular – Once you’ve found yourself a quality babysitter you owe it to yourself to do something just for you. Go to a spin class once a week or even join a once-a-month book club – getting out without the kids is a great way to expand your social circle. Meetup Groups – The internet is a wonderful thing. You can use it to identify parts of town or monthly meeting for people just like you. Search for ‘single moms’ or something you’re interested in like ‘child CPR’you’ll find something!
Nobody wants to drop their kids off at a daycare every day while they go to work. Most single moms, however, are required to work in order to provide for their families. The way to solve the problem of dropping their children off at a daycare is to find a job they can do from home.
There are plenty of opportunities for work that can be done from home. If you know a skill that you can teach others, you could provide private lessons. You could teach music lessons, cooking lessons, Read the rest of this entry »
For single mothers, the choice to work outside of the home is often not a choice but a necessity to ensure that the child is provided for and has food, shelter and clothing. Single mothers that have chosen to work outside of the home have many factors to consider however – before making the final decision.
Here are some things that the single mother has to consider before deciding to work outside of the home:
Who is going to care for the child while the mother is working? Does the mother have access to subsidies or lower Read the rest of this entry »
A great deal of people struggling when choosing daycare or a nanny for childcare. A Daycare facility is licensed by the state and has some of the best programs available. They offer outdoor play yards and are monitored by the state to ensure they are meeting standards. The daycare often has higher number of children per teachers and often there are horror stories of children being hurt or neglected.
A nanny can be scary, unless the family knows the person. Finding a person to trust with the Read the rest of this entry »
Now is the perfect time to get your college degree and step up into a better way of life with a new job. Especially for single mothers, this time of transition allows you to organize your future and to make some choices about where you want to go. There are plenty of grants available through the government and schools that will work with you on the funding that you need.
In order to receive a Pell Grant or other government grant, a Read the rest of this entry »
Being a single mother can be challenging. Not only does raising a child on your own present a challenge from a financial standpoint it can also cause stress. Aside from focusing on raising your children, being a single mother is all about learning to utilize your resources. Luckily, several resources are committed to helping single mothers in almost all areas. There are some amazing resources located in Seattle for single mothers.
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