Your Single Parent Pick-Me-Up Kit

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You love your child and wouldn’t trade them for anything. But it’s no secret that being a single parent can to incredibly tough. Being both parents at the same time is no small feat and sometimes it will wear on you. You will be exhausted, frustrated, and lonely. All of this is par for the course unfortunately.
While taking time to relax and de-stress is the best thing you can do in these situations, a little inspiration and encouragement can also do the trick. The internet allows you to find all types of uplifting content without having to leave your home (and worry about finding a babysitter). Because we know you don’t have time to search all over the internet for the encouragement you need, we’ve put together your new inspiration toolkit.
If you prefer your encourage in book form, this list of books for single parents is a good place to start, While most of the books are geared toward single mothers, a lot of them are still useful for single dads as well. 

Speaking of single fathers, this heartwarming story about a young single father is something any single parent can relate to. It also highlights the importance of sharing your story. You never know who you may be helping.
If you’re a single parent with entrepreneurial aspirations, or simply trying to manage your career as a single parent, this one is for you! These single mothers have made a name for themselves and share life lessons in hopes of inspiring other single parents like you.
This is another heartwarming story that may actually bring you to tears. Simple recognition is sometimes all it takes to make things a little brighter. The note this man wrote to this single mother could have been to any of you, whether you are a single mother or single father.
The title may scare you a bit but the message may be just what you need to hear when parenting gets overwhelming. This Ted Talk will revolutionize your view of parenting. The basic premise: you don’t need to raise the perfect child.
As a single parent, you may feel invisible or judged, especially during hard times, but there are people that recognize your strength and courage. Use this toolkit whenever you forget that.

By: Alecia Stanton

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