Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April A to Z Challenge: C

C = Change

Like it or hate it, being a single parent means being accustomed to change. Whether it be the change that one must go through during the process of becoming a single parent (and I have yet to meet someone who didn't go through an enormous amount of change during this process!) or just the fact that things sometimes change drastically daily, change is simply a part of a single parent's life.  To add insult to injury, we're often caught between managing change that's happening around us or to us and trying like hell to maintain some sense of structure or consistency for our kids.  After all, kids need structure.  They need consistency.  Right?  Yeah, I think some parenting guru mentioned that at one time or another. 

Whether it's big change or small change, we single-tons are having to manage it constantly.  I totally recognize that change is a natural occurence regardless of whether there is one parent or two. . .it's just that when there's only one of us to tie the shoes, fix breakfast, button up the shirt, put on the bandaid, feed the dog, clean up the spilled milk, switch the laundry, check the homework, pack the lunch, and turn off the coffeemaker all in the next five minutes before being dreadfully late to that early morning meeting. . . well, nevermind, the plans just changed!


  1. Great post and lovely blog. I'm your newest follower :)

    My mother is a single mother and has been ever since I was 5 years old. As a result we have an incredibly strong relationship, much stronger than any other mother and daughters I know. I agree that there is so much change, but kids are good with change and learning together strengthens the bonds, I think :)

    It's lovely to meet you :)

    Nikki – inspire nordic

  2. Hats off to you! I get a little taste of single parenthood whenever the hubs goes out of town and it's not a pretty picture.

  3. Parenthood is the biggest harbinger of change for sure :)

    ---Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

    PS: pls turn off your word verification to make it easier to comment---you might consider comment moderation instead if you're unsure :)