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Mayim Bialik and the Growing Pains of Single Parenting

Mayim Bialik and solo parentingMayim Bialik is busy these days. In addition to her recurring role on the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory she recently partnered with Devry University to help inspire girls and young women to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

Also on Mayim’s plate: single motherhood. Last year Mayim filed for divorce from Michael Stone, her husband of nine years. They are still navigating the world of divorce and co-parenting.

Opening up about her personal life, Mayim tells People Magazine, “(The divorce) was sad and scary. It’s a tremendously painful thing.”

Mayim regularly talks about her divorce on her blog. In a recent post about solo parenting with sick kids she shares:

“It’s hard to be alone with sick kids as you are getting a divorce. It’s just hard.

I am glad I kept it together for them as best as I could. I am glad I am their mama, even if I do it so imperfectly that I doubt myself and beat myself up. I do, I doubt myself all the time. I want to be better, I want to be more patient. I want less intensity and less stress.”

Both Mayim and her soon to be ex husband are vocal about their attachment parenting style. According to an interview in Hadassah Magazine this means their parenting methods are, “natural childbirth, bed-sharing, extended breastfeeding, gentle discipline, homeschooling and no outside child-care.” Mayim wrote a book about her parenting philosophy a year ago: Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way.

About solo parenting Mayim muses, “I wonder when parenting/my life will stop feeling like something to survive…”

What advice would you give to Mayim as she handles parenting after divorce?

Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews

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