Being a single mom can look and sometimes feel daunting, but there are easy ways for single moms to stabilize their lives and continue on a path toward fulfillment and success. Whether you’re just getting divorced, are pregnant without a partner or have already been a single mom for a little while but need some helpful advice, these tips for single mom success should set you on your way to taking control of your life and creating an existence you’re proud of.
Move In with Someone
If you're leaving a marriage and aren't sure how you'll afford your own apartment, look into sharing a house with another single mom or a responsible roommate who likes children. My friend Kate Wolff, a comedian and single mom, loves living with a roommate. She told me, "It was definitely an adjustment having to get a roommate. I was used to living in a nice apartment with just my son. But I knew that if I wanted to change careers and follow my dream I had to make changes to my lifestyle. My son is very happy, and loves our roommate. He also loves having a mom who is no longer stressed out and unhappy after working at a job she hated." My daughter and I moved in with my mom when I first got divorced, and that arrangement offered me the opportunity to save up for a place of my own.
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