Being a single mom newbie is no joke. Take it from me: At 26, I joined the club when I was three months pregnant and my relationship ended. My son, Jack, now 4, arrived via C-section with my mom at my side in the delivery room. Before his birth, questions and concerns clouded my head: I live too far from my family! Will I be able to balance single motherhood and my career? How will I explain to this beautiful baby where his father is? Even more pressing: Will I be able to manage his day-to-day care all on my own? How will I catch up on sleep if there's no one around to watch the baby but me? I was exhausted just thinking about it!
Looking back, I found solutions — while trying to heal my heart and soul — and you will too. Here, experts and single moms who've been there share strategies to help you keep your sanity, your career and your life, all while raising a confident and awesome child.