A Supportive Family of Experts Makes All the Difference for This Single Mom! by Nicole Etolen | Mar 31, 2015 | Lifestyle | 12 comments Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email 12 Comments Fi Ní Neachtáin on March 31, 2015 at 8:48 am I think you’re doing amazingly! I am not a single mother but sometimes it feels that way as my other half works A LOT and has college in the evenings too. It’s such hard work and I could never imagine doing it full time. I think it’s lovely that you have a very supportive family who are willing to help you out. Reply Adrienne on March 31, 2015 at 7:08 pm I cannot imagine my life without the help of my loving family. It’s so amazing how their expertise and insight can really change our lives. Hats off to you for being a great mom! It takes a caring, confident person to seek out the help and advice of family to begin with. You go, sister! Reply Carin Kilby Clark on March 31, 2015 at 7:20 pm I couldn’t possibly be where I am today without the support of my family! As a divorced mother of three who works full-time, writes and is working on a book, I’d absolutely be unable to get anything accomplished without them. It’s so wonderful to be able to have that as I know not everyone does. Great stuff! Reply Hezzi-D on March 31, 2015 at 8:06 pm You are so right! My mom and I are both special ed teachers so I’m always calling her for help. My brother is a computer programer so he’s my text support. My dad is Mr. Fix-It and can fix anything that breaks at our house. My cousin is a nurse so she’s always symptom spotting. It’s nice to have experts in the house! Reply Melissa on March 31, 2015 at 8:53 pm Having a supportive family does make all the difference in the world. My Best friend is going through a divorce right now and friends and family are her lifeline. Reply Betsy @ BPhotoArt.com on March 31, 2015 at 10:24 pm It’s so great to have supportive people in your life! Thanks for sharing those in yours 🙂 My family is really supportive too…it would be hard to know where to begin if I had to list all the ways different people support me 🙂 Reply michelle h on April 1, 2015 at 1:51 am I have two sisters who’ve been single parents at times in their lives and there was nothing better than seeing every single person in our family step in and help them when they needed it. I read a book once about raising boys and it stressed the need for boys to have uncles and neighbors and teachers who could help them with all the “boy” things when Mom has taught all she can . You’re doing amazing! Reply Joseph on April 1, 2015 at 7:46 am My family has been imperative in the growth of helping me obtain my goals. Being an entrepreneur, my time management is so important. They understand that my schedule is very sporadic and I can’t always commit to every family event. I thank them everyday for being understanding and supportive. Reply Myrabev on April 1, 2015 at 2:15 pm I am glad to hear you have such a supportive family, I too come from a very supportive family with so many experts. We all work together on our strengths and our weakness as a family, I can not even imagine what it’s like to be a single mum Reply Cara (@StylishGeek) on April 3, 2015 at 8:06 pm I absolutely agree with you! Even though I’m not a single Mom I still rely on my parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, etc. to help raise my family. They are life-line absolutely! Reply Jennifer on April 16, 2015 at 9:09 pm A support system is absolutely important to have in place as a single parent. People probably ask you when are you going to get a real job because you are still living with your parents. You write about how to be a successful single mom but you are not one yet. Reply Nicole Etolen on April 17, 2015 at 11:44 am Oh yes, I hear that a lot! I also have to explain often that my mom actually lives with ME now. I started out living with her, but then our circumstances switched and she fell on hard times. No single mom is an island, we all have a support system in some way. The fact that I can support a household makes me feel pretty successful. 🙂 Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.