Hello! Welcome to the “Maddie” Files – posts about the adventures, challenges, and rewards of single parenting, whether by circumstance or by choice. I’ve been a single parent since my child was in utero, by circumstance, but ultimately…well, doesn’t life always really boil down to choices?
Sometimes we think that we are victims of circumstances beyond our control, but there is always a choice to be made (and NOT making a choice also boils down to choosing not to decide, doesn’t it?)…and single parents have it hardest.
We are the ultimate Do-It-Yourselfers, planning, thinking, imagining, re-imagining. Sometimes we have our little pity parties, wishing for a “better half” to help us out emotionally, financially, romantically; we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t sometimes wish we could do things differently and have some “in-house” support – even if we have a great external support network of family and friends. But we also get to reap the rich rewards life as a single parent can give us…and we don’t have to share the limelight! 🙂
This blog is about sharing the past, present, and future. I hope many more will contribute their experiences, advice, suggestions, corrections and support to these Maddie Files so that we can make this a living space!
The Original Maddie!