As a single mom I have my daughter with me 50% of the year. This would have been less if I had chosen not to sell my home last year and move closer to where my daughter’s father lives. Where my daughter chose to go to high school. With that said, single mom’s need time to decompress and enjoy their time when their child is with their parent. Here are some ways to get out of mom mode and out of the four walls of your home:
I’ve been divorced going on 12 years now. Separated 12 1/2 years. My daughter was 3 1/2 and I was 31.
Since then, I’ve dated some. Had one relationship last almost a year and then dated some more. To be honest? I haven’t had a date in quite awhile. At first it was due to me getting laid off from my job and trying to start a freelance business. I didn’t feel I had anything to bring to the table. Then it was because I had gained all of my weight back, plus some. I wasn’t happy with myself, so how could I be happy trying to be with someone else? Now? Well, it’s various reasons. One, I moved to a new city and I don’t know anyone. Two, I’m still trying to find me. I don’t know what I want out of life, so how do I expect to know what I want in a man?
You all may remember a post I did on Six of my Favorite Campers. I went in and really researched what is out there that I could use if it were just me traveling. Now, keep in mind, I do hope to live in one while working from the road. That is my goal once my daughter graduates high school and college, then moves on with her life. Although, you know mother and daughter relationships. She tells me now, “Don’t let me stop you. Go. Have fun.” Gee. Thanks kiddo. 😛
My daughter turns 16 in three months. She will have her learners permit at that time. OMG. I am way too young to have a daughter who is about to start driving people! I mean come on now! How and when did this happen???
It has finally hit me. My daughter is going into her sophomore year of high school. I’m thinking ahead and quite a few things hit me!
- She will have her license this time next year
- We will be doing college tours in two years
- She will graduate in less than three years.
- She will be old enough to vote in the next election in four years
Once I let all that sink it, I realized one thing. I’m getting old! Nah… I mean I am, but, I don’t feel it. I sure as heck don’t act it! So, it got me thinking. Once she’s done college in seven years. What the heck am I going to do with my life? I mean, the last eleven years since my divorce, I haven’t really give much thought to my empty nest years.
I mentioned in a previous post here that I recently moved from Delaware to Pennsylvania. I had a home that I was paying a mortgage on and had to take care of that before I moved. I knew I couldn’t sell the home. I had lost WAY too much money on it. I bought the house back in ’09 for $135k. It was a small, 950 sq ft row home in, not quite the best area. But, I was determined to show my daughter that her single mother could do it on her own.
Everyone is getting asked the question, “If you won the Powerball, what would you do?” Well, seeing as it is at approximately $800 million dollars? There is SO much we could do with it. After taxes, you figure, we should get, what, $500 million if we took it all? My daughter and I were talking on the phone about it last night. She told me what she’d like, and we went on dreaming.
I’m a single mom. I am ALWAYS on the lookout to make a few extra bucks. All within legal limits of course! Here are some ways that I’ve found. Hopefully they can work for you!
– Sell on eBay. This is one of my favorite ways to earn a few extra bucks. Sometimes I make enough to make my monthly car payments. I sell things from my house that I’m no longer using or need. Or, something I bought years ago, never used. As I’m in the process of moving, I REALLY need to downsize. I’m talking at the minimum 75% of the items in my house need to go. Even then, I’m thinking I’ll still need to rent storage. Here’s one of my items currently listed: