SPAOA - Single Parents Association Of America
 
23Jul/150

Stress Busters for Single Parents

Feeling the pressure? Sometimes all it takes it something simple to help out!

Exercise/Meditate

Getting some physical activity in your routine will make you feel a lot better, and look a lot better too! Stress levels decrease when you start to sweat.

Focus on Important Things

Try not to dwell on things you cannot change, or things that aren't really important in your life. Focusing and putting your effort into all of the right things will be best in the long run.

Say 'Yes' or 'No' When it Feels Right

Let yourself determine when it feels okay to say yes or no. Just remember - it's okay to say yes to alone time and fun time! It is one of the keys to happiness.

Have Your Favorite Snack

Treat yourself to something you love to eat - whether it's pizza, chocolate, or something else! It can help you feel better when you're stressing out.

Hug your Kids

Giving your little ones a big hug can remind you what means the most in your life!

Take a Moment

Taking a few minutes to breath and think is important, it is always a good idea taking time out of your day to collect yourself.

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22Jul/150

The Women Build Habitat for Humanity Project

In Wichita, Kansas a Single Mother gets the biggest gift any mother would appreciate. A home for her children to grow up in and a place she can call her own. Contributed by the help of the new program from Habitat of Humanity called “Women Build Habitat for Humanity project,” When other women come together to help single mothers build a home.

This project started on Wednesday morning and will take about another five weeks to complete the build of Amanda’s new home. Amanda has also contributed about 250 hours of work towards helping to build her home.

As stated in the KWCH12 News article, “ I grew up in a single parent household, only my mother, she showed me nothing but empowerment and it’s touching that it’s nothing but a women’s build, said Amanda. “ It hits close to home.”

Click Here for a Short Clip about the Build

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21Jul/150

Quote of the Day- You are Strong!

How often has it happened- an acquaintance hears your story or sees your child and says, "I'm not as strong as you. I could never deal with all the things you deal with." And you shake your head modestly and brush it off, and maybe even feel a little condescended to. But you know what? They're right. You're strong. You're facing things that the average parent doesn't even want to imagine, and you're handling them all. Whether you were strong to begin with or had strength thrust upon you by necessity, you're one strong parent, one strong person! Your children thrive on it. You may wish you never had to be so strong but appreciate that strength now. It make you special. Capable. A force to be reckoned with. - Unknown

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16Jul/150

Single Parents Statistics

Single parents are some of the strongest, most hard working people on the planet! Though the amount of single parents used to be limited, nowadays it seems much more common for children to be raised in a single parent home. It is also much more common for children to be brought up by a single mother than a single father - of all single parent families, currently 83% are headed by single mothers while 17% are headed by single fathers.