I am a single parent to a 4 year old girl and live with her in Canada. I love working out and have lost over 45 lbs over time. I would love to share what I have learned and all the things that have worked for me over time.
My 30-day Journal Journey
When you tell people that you are lost, usually they will say something along the lines of telling you to do what brings you joy. When I was feeling lost and depressed, every video I watched or article I read, said something about joy and doing what you love. However, when I really thought about it, I didn't know what that meant. I was so lost and depressed that I couldn't see what brought me joy. I understood the answer, but I didn't know what that meant for me. The thing about being depressed and lost is that you have a problem finding joy in life. So trying to make a life plan around joy and happiness was hard for me to come up with. That was when I read something that would bring me more clarity.
15 gifts that will both delight and be actually useful
Christmas can be a very stressful time for people. Knowing what to get someone that they will like and actually use can be hard sometimes. Not everyone is good at figuring out gifts, and some people are just difficult to shop for. There are a lot of gifts that are easy, not overally expensive and something people will actually use.
"I finished reading that book that you suggested," Sienna said to Ricky, "You were right, I loved it." "I told you that you would. I know you by now," then he stood up and went to the kitchen table, "I have another one for you. So much like the one you just read. You'll love it."
Fall bucket list
As a society, no matter your age, we are always on our phones. There is very little that we do that doesn't involve technology. I am just as guilty myself. But I really want to spend some quality time with my daughter, that is away from devices. So I made a fall bucket list, filled with quality time activities for us to do together. You can ask your family as well, to get them involved. The goal is to accomplish the list before winter comes. Then you can always do another one for winter. Here are some ideas of what you can put on your fall bucket list.
Tips to save money on food
Food can be your biggest variable expense, for some your biggest expense next to your housing cost. It is getting harder and harder to save money on food. The cost of food is only going up, and it is just being more difficult for people. As a single parent it is the biggest area that I try to save on. Here are some tips on what has really helped me save a lot of money.
The loneliness of being a single parent
It seems that nowadays, all you can see are single parents making it look so easy. Like life is all sunshine and rainbows. That you just have to buy their course and they can teach you to work for an hour a day, and you get to have the picture perfect life. It's easy to see that, and to think that is what life should be like. To compare your life to theirs, and think that it should be the same. But real life is not sunshine and rainbows. It isn't perfect. And I break it to you, but it isn't easy at all.
Ways to find your passion
People say all the time, to follow your passion. If you are lost, or just not sure what to do with your life, they will always say follow your passion. But what does that even mean? If you are going through a depression, or just a dark spot in your life, it can be very hard to see yourself out. It can be very hard to see passion about anything. So when people tell you to follow your passion, while they mean well, it can be very frustrating. I have been there. When you are in a dark place, trying to get out of it, you can't see anything happy at all. So when I heard people say follow your passion, I wanted to scream. Even though they are trying to be helpful, it is still very frustrating. So here are some realistic tips on how to find your passion, even if you can't see it at all.
Parenting my pure joy
My entire life, I felt like I was just going through the motions. I always told myself that I had time, time to figure it out. I was just going through the motions of life, and I guess that I knew it deep down. I was always searching for my purpose, but never felt like I found it.