Happy Mother’s Day to all the single moms everywhere



Single moms deserve the honor of being acknowledged on Mother’s Day. When you get to know a single mom you begin to realize they are the most determined group of people you will ever meet.

Single moms have reared some amazing adults. Single moms today are raising the next generation of doctors, lawyers, scientist, ministers, politicians, teachers, parents and every profession you can think about including a possible a president of the U.S.

Here are just a few things that is takes to be good single mom

  • Grit
  • Gumption
  • Fortitude
  • Gentleness
  • Dedication
  • Strength
  • Loyalty to convictions
  • An enormous amount of energy
  • The ability to exist on two and half hours of sleep and still function the next day
  • The ability to go without eating just so your kids will be able to eat
  • Creatively budgeting when there isn’t enough money to make it until the next pay day
  • Creativity (I’m sure it was a single mom who first used the newspaper Sunday comics as wrapping paper for a birthday present. And she probably did it five minutes before the ride to the birthday party arrived!)
  • The ability to forgive beyond reason
  • The ability to share her kids with another “mother” with grace and dignity
  • To be able to laugh, kid around and truly enjoy her kids whether she has them for a day, a week or 24/7
  • The ability to juggle schedules as if she were the CEO of a large company
  • The ability to discipline her kids fairly
  • The ability to disciple her kids in the Word
  • Faith in God to provide for every need

What would you add to the list above?

Honor a single mom today and tell them thank you.


Happy Mother’s Day to Single Moms Everywhere



For a copy of Linda’s new book, “The Single Parent, Confident and Successful” you can find it here or go to and search for Linda Ranson Jacobs.

This article is updated and adapted from an article originally published on the Kids & Divorce blog on May 6, 2015.

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