What I Wish I Had Known About Single Motherhood

It always feels so strange for me to give “advice” on anything…I can’t find my car keys most days of the week and I pretend that my jeans somehow shrunk in my closet when I put on weight…but I do have a little insight into what it’s like to be a single mom. So, in honor of the ½ decade I have spent solo parenting, here are my tiny tidbits of, let’s call them guidance and encouragement, for everyone who is about to make the leap…

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Rebranding the Single Mom: : Kathy A. Gambrell

Kathy Gambrell shared her path to single motherhood with me, explaining that Sept. 11, 2001 changed her view of how things should be and made her re-prioritize. At age 42, it was no longer about meeting the right person to start a family with, but instead was about starting her own family and having the honor and pleasure of nurturing a life. She became a single mom by choice and never looked back and says it has forced her to challenge herself, be a decision maker, become an advocate and learn the art of time management origami.

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This Too Shall Pass…

This too shall pass.

It’s something I’ve repeated to myself time and time again over the course of my 35 years. When running the 12th mile of the New York City Half Marathon in 85 degree heat and my heels felt like there were knives sticking in them, I repeated over and over, “This too shall pass…this too shall pass…this too shall pass…”

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