Yesterday was National Single Parent Day. And this week reminded me in spades of the challenges for the single mom. For one, life has rushed at me full throttle and I’m juggling numerous issues and people and to do’s. Then too, I have some important decisions to make and my thoughts have been tumbling over the options .
But the challenge that’s often the hardest for me is the sheer isolation of single parenting. Even in a houseful of kids, I find myself battling loneliness. After a full day of school, ballet, errands, dinner and baths, when the kids are upstairs asleep or studying, the house grows really quiet and I’m reminded that it’s just me.