The Wall Street Journal has reported that big diaper manufacturers are fighting to win over their best customers: new moms. They reported: “Winning over new mothers is critical for the diaper makers, because attracting women when their babies are young helps build brand loyalty through a child’s diaper-wearing years—and parents will change a baby’s diaper an estimated 5,000 and 7,000 times in the first two years of a child’s life.” Now that’s a lot of diapers.
Empty nest syndrome creates anxiety for even the most independent women. Next to childbirth, it’s one of the biggest transitions a mother can make. For many, it’s a personal struggle to come to terms with one’s own feelings of loss and change—especially when associated with such a seemingly positive event, such as your child getting into a prestigious college.
What’s harder than raising a child? Raising one by yourself. Saving money as a single parent can be difficult when you’re living off of just one income; however, it’s also extremely important. First, stop making excuses. Saying things like “I don’t make enough” or “I’ll do it later” will just end up holding you back from good fortune. Remember, the sooner you start saving, the more you can save. Easier said than done, right?
Feel like you’re always doing something for everybody else? That’s because you are. It’s high time you did something nice for yourself! Below are 5 things you should try to incorporate into your week, no matter what! Fitting just one or two of these simple pleasures into your week will recharge your mom battery and get you ready for anything that comes your way…
A recent survey from Working Mother magazine found that 57% of working moms feel guilty every single day, and 31% feel guilty at least once a week.