Do you do the solo-parenting two step? It goes something like two steps forward, 5 steps back… at least, that’s how it feels when you’re in the thick of it.
Solo-parenting is a tough gig. You’re on call 24/7. You eat on the run. Your hair-do is more like a hair-don’t. Your eyes look a lot like the lemur’s eyes above. And your kids’ bedtime gets moved forward 30 minutes every additional day that you’re on your own.
If something goes wrong, you have to fix it (and let me tell you, if there’s ever a time when something will go wrong, it’s when you’re on your own with four kids!). If someone spews through the night, you’re the nurse (even if you’re also spewing). If something breaks, you’re the repairer. You’re also the cook, cleaner, washer, bather, hairbrusher, shoe-lace tier, clothes ironer and lunch packer. And that’s all before 8am!
As with anything though, there are things you can do to prepare yourself for your solo-parenting stint. If you want to hit the ground running, and give your self every chance at success*, give my 5 hacks a try!