Tips for single mother support during the summer

July 01, 2013 12:00 AM by

As the dog days of summer stretch on, afternoons spent splashing in the pool or biking in the warm sun can keep kids occupied for hours at a time and help those in search of single mother support feel a sense of relief.

However, for women who are also expecting a new little one, the stress of juggling workplace and household demands can often be immense. With kids around more often because school is out of session, mothers can feel the strain in more ways than one.

With these helpful tips, women can strike a better balance between their responsibilities as parents and their obligations at the workplace during the summer months, and manage to have a fun time in the process!

Recognizing the challenges
The first thing that those in search of single mother advice for balancing demands during the summer months should do is recognize the challenges in store.

Women who are expecting will likely be struggling with a variety of different pregnancy symptoms, from nausea to sleeplessness to physical discomfort, and having to tend to other children who are around the house at all times can be a tall order. Building a single mother community of peers can be a great way to overcome some of the stress that this can create.

Reaching out to friends
If single moms – and especially those who are expecting – are forced to work a lot during the summertime and don't have the resources to send kids to daycare, they should consider the benefits of reaching out to friends.

Single moms with female companions or close relatives should seek out these people because they can provide help with caring for children while moms try to earn a living. If kids can be in a familiar environment with adults who have children, they can also create fun experiences with their peers that will help to make the summer more thrilling. 

Making memories
During a summer pregnancy, moms may have a tough time coping with the physical strain of pregnancy and the difficulties that come from having a full household. But while the corporeal difficulties of these warm months can seem overwhelming at times, it's important that women keep the most important goal in mind: Making sure kids have memorable summers each and every time!

Depending on a woman's stress level and physical energy, certain activities like camping, canoeing, hiking or going for long walks may seem like a challenge, but can prove very fulfilling for children. No matter what kinds of resources a woman has, making sure kids have great experiences should be essential. 

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