Working Toward Work-Life Balance as a Single Mom

By Patty from

There is no doubt about it: the lives of single parents can be particularly challenging.

Being the sole provider and caretaker for one or more kids can be mentally and physically draining. While many full-time employees in the American workforce struggle to find an appropriate work-life balance, it can be even harder to make it work if you are a single mom.

Balance as a single mom is tough.

After all, when there is nobody else to take your child to the doctor or ensure that the fridge is stocked, laundry is clean and the meals are made, it can be hard to focus on work.

That’s why it is particularly important for single moms to take steps to achieve a work-life balance.

As a single mom, I found myself burnt out by the demands of a full-time job and taking care of my child. Trying to handle everything by myself — as a one-woman show — was physically and mentally exhausting.

So I decided to take control of my work-life balance.

Read on to learn how I did it — and how you can do the same.

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