How do you do it? I couldn’t imagine being a single mom? I don’t know how you do it! Having been a single mother for about five years now, I’ve gotten these responses and more. Being a young mother has only intensified other’s fascination with how I’ve been able to secure a job, take care of my child, and graduate from college.
Balancing a career and motherhood has not come easy, and it’s a choice. I choose every morning to get up and go to work. I have chosen to educate myself and graduate from college. I have chosen to bust my butt in my job. I have to be ON so much at work that when I get home I often don’t want to talk, and just want to curl up in my bed and forget about the world. But, I choose not to do that, to cook dinner and talk with my daughter about her day. To dance in the kitchen before bed. To sit together and do her homework, to pride her and encourage her, to teach her. I have an amazing little girl, who I am so blessed to Mother, and as exhausted as I can be, it’s my responsibility to help her become the best she can be. So I’ve had to ask for help from close friends and family. Being a single mother, so much lands on my shoulders, and I’m never without my daughter, which can be very stressful. I’ve started walking to work when I can, which is 3-4 times a week. The 30 minute walk helps me process, helps me re-focus, and prepares me for the day. That is my me time. There has to be some balance in having a career and raising a family, and we all have to figure out how to decompress and allow time for ourselves to recharge.
I hope you all tune into the season premiere of the reality show Mary Mary, on Thursday, December 6th at 10|9c as they tackle such issues as balancing motherhood and raising a family.
Does your life feel like a reality TV show sometimes? Tell us about it!
It’s situations like these that the three-time Grammy® award-winning gospel duo Erica and Tina Campbell face in Season 2 of WE tv’s hit series Mary Mary as they balance being recording artists, mothers, and wives. MARY MARY premieres Thursday, December 6 at 10|9c and moves to its regular timeslot on Thursdays at 9|8c, beginning December 13. Watch a sneak peek here!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of WE tv. The opinions and text are all mine.