single mom life

The Sounds of Silence

Loud silence. A contradiction of words that somehow seem to be the only accurate way to describe certain experiences of noiselessness. This week brought two of those experiences to me. Typically, silence is a concerning thing for a mom. The first full night of sleep for a baby has its mother up all night waiting for the crying. Two siblings suddenly quiet in their play has a mom worried about what mischief is coming next. Loud silence, though, isn’t as much worrisome as it is curious and occurs only after bouts of loud excitement. Luckily, my two bouts of loud excitement stemmed from happy experiences, or, in the case of our Nurture Her Nature family vacation, mostly happy experiences. (more…)

Kid- and Budget-Friendly Vacations with Jellystone Parks

As an adult there are a variety of things to look forward to. Vacations are one of them and pretty high on the list for me. Not only do they give you a chance to break from your normal everyday routine but they also allow for quality time with family and friends. Quality time that results in some pretty cool and priceless memories. (more…)

The Single Mother’s Guide to Getting Your Car Summer Road-Trip Ready

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Urgent.ly for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Open roadRoad trips are no doubt one of the best parts about summer. The open road. The sunshine. The small towns to explore and new sights to see. It’s a glorious time to get away from the hustle of normal everyday life. Not to mention, if your children are young, the thought of getting on a plane is the stuff nightmares are made of. In the car, your screaming children will be disturbing only you, and you can crank up the tunes to help ride out the tantrums. While the thought of packing up kids into a car can cause a mild anxiety attack for single moms, the fun of the adventure is just too much to miss out on. Once your decision is made to hit the open road, it’s time to prepare the car because moms shouldn’t have to worry about anything other than sibling fights and how to get to the next rest stop in time. (more…)