WT 010: Single Parenting: How Do I Do This On My Own?

by Karen Stubbs | Birds on a Wire | Wire Talk Podcast

We’re doing things a little differently on this week’s episode of Wire Talk with Karen Stubbs. The question of the week is: Single Parenting: How Do I Do This On My Own?

Karen invited two fantastic women, Misty Paige and Michelle Lane, to the studio to share their hearts and discuss their experiences as single parents.

Make sure to listen to the podcast to hear all of the incredible wisdom they share!

Question 1: “As a single mom, how do I find balance between keeping everything together, staying sane and giving my kids the time (of me) that they need without feeling? I feel like I am always torn and failing daily?”

Question 2: “My ex-husband pays child support and I have a full-time job, however even with that… my children’s father and step-mother have a much higher (and more disposable) income than I do. I want to give my kids the same gifts and vacations that my ex can, but I just can’t. How do I manage the feelings of guilt and failure I have because of this?”

Question 3: “I trust and pray that I’ll get to experience marriage again someday – but I feel like I can barely keep my chaotic life as a single mom with 2 kids running. What advice do you have on beginning to date again? My children are in elementary school… should I wait for our lives to calm down as they get older?”

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Oasis Divorce Care

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating by Andy Stanley

Boy Meets Girl by Louie Giglio

Moms, we know your time is precious. Thank for spending it with us. We hope you feel encouraged, equipped and most importantly—the peace of God. If you enjoy this week’s podcast, remember to share it with your friends!

As always, if you have a question about motherhood we want to hear it, so make sure you visit birdsonawiremoms.com/askkaren and tune in each week to see if we cover your question!

Thank you moms, have a great day!

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