From divorce to deployment, from single parenthood by choice to splitting shifts and making it work, every solo parenting experience comes with its own challenges. In today’s episode–part one in our This Is Solo Parenthood series–you’ll hear from four moms who do the majority (or all) of the work of parenting on their own. You’ll meet Katie, Paola, Julie, and Kate: each with a different story of solo parenting. Listen as they share honestly about both loneliness and joy, feeling alone and finding support, and what they’ve learned about themselves by parenting solo.
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Links we mentioned in today’s episode:
- Check out our special landing page for the This Is Solo Parenthood series at themomhour.com/solo
- Visit the #ThisIsParenthood community page for more authentic and honest representations of the parenting experience
- Solo parent Kate’s book, Traveling Wives Club, Pipeline Edition: What to Know Before You Go, is available on Amazon, and she’s @travelnfitky on Instagram
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