It’s hard for any parent to manage tantrums and picky eating, to enforce screen time limits and get through bedtime with our sanity intact, all while raising kids who will hopefully grow up to be good humans. But for single parents, there is an extra layer of challenge wrapped around each day: Two hands when four would be much more helpful. One opinion when it would nice to bounce ideas off a partner. One person who cannot possibly be in two places at once.
When you’re the parent who makes breakfast, lunch and dinner, handles all the drop-offs and pick-ups, and runs the whole show from dawn until dusk — and then dusk until dawn — how do you stay organised? How do you stay calm? How do you get a break?
Single parents need more support, more village, more hacks. So let’s be a resource for them.
If you’ve ever been a single parent, what advice do you have for others who are trying to figure out how there will ever be enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done? What tools do you rely on and how have you found the support you needed?
Tell us: How can single parents make the day-to-day a little easier?