Happy Mother’s Day, mothers all over the world! 🙂
As a single mother, I have come to find that Mother’s Day seems to be even more depressing to my fellow single mothers than Valentine’s Day is because it makes them realize that they’re not just single, but that they’re single and that they’re mothers. Lol. (I don’t really see the bad in that, but when you have traditional parents, I understand how their words can get into their heads.)
Well, news flash: being a single mother isn’t the end of the world (this especially goes out to the younger single mothers out there). In fact, as long as you don’t see motherhood as a burden, you can reach great successes in life. You just need the right mentality for it. Here are 7 inspirational tips by famous single moms that might just inspire you to grab motherhood by the crotch and rock your life – even without a man in it:
7 Inspirational Tips by Famous Single Mothers You Love
7. Kate Moss on Raising a Teenager
Kate Moss struggled with drug use for years, but is now raising her daughter Lila alone with the utmost dedication and has been doing so since 2002.
“With any young person, you can’t tell anybody what to do. They have to do it their way. You can’t say, ‘Oh please, I’ve been there, don’t do that.’ My daughter is only nine years away from being 20 herself. So I’m more protective. But you have to go through it yourself, don’t you?”
6. Sandra Bullock on Being Single
When Sandra Bullock’s husband left her, she didn’t mope about it. No, she stayed strong and adopted a new baby all on her own.
5. Kate Winslet on Self-Empowerment
Kate Winslet is an Oscar-winning actress and single mother of two at the same time.
“Go, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’That’s the wonderful thing about mothers: you can because you must, and you just do.”
4. J.K. Rowling on Making Money Alone
J.K. Rowling worked extra hard as a single mom to support her family, eventually writing books that would make a ton of money and turn her into a household name: the Harry Potter series. Once upon a time, however, she was ‘as poor in England as you could get without being homeless’.
“Poverty entails fear, and stress, and sometimes depression; it means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is indeed something on which to pride yourself.”
3. Sheryl Crow on Relationships
Sheryl Crow is a world-known musician and a full-time single mom who favours being single over being in a selfish relationship.
“I quit letting people run over me.I’ve had a series of relationships with people I basically altered who I was to make the relationship work. It’s not unusual for women to do that, but I think you both have to be able to hold your place in the constellation.”
2. Reese Witherspoon on Moral Support
Reese Witherspoon is now a single mom, but she has also struggled with being a 22-year-old mom without a lot of income back in the day. Clearly, she can afford supporting her children now, but back then, things were harder.
“It is hard living away from the family and not having any friends while having a baby.”
1. Maya Angelou on Life
Before becoming famous, Maya Angelou had various jobs while raising her son Guy alone. She danced, wrote, waited tables, acted and even became a madam. She is full of inspirational quotes, but here’s a long-time favorite that applies to single motherhood and life, in general.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you’ve said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel.”
Do you have any single mother friends who might need these inspirational words of wisdom? Tag them! Or if you have your own inspirational quotes, fee free to share them. 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day!