– There are 82.5 million mothers in America.
– The number of divorced mothers is more than twice as large as it was in the 1960s, at 15% compared to 7% then.
– An average of 69% of mothers in the US are married now compared to 92% over five decades ago.
– 40% of American women with children under the age of 18 in the US are the primary breadwinners for their families. In 1960, the average was just 11%.
– More than 15% of American mothers have never been married, compared to less than 1% in the 1960s.
– Single mothers make up 83% of the single parent families in the US.
See!! It’s nice to know that us single moms aren’t alone in the struggle; We’re the new norm! (I’m also grateful that I’m not a single mom in 1960)!
The older my kids get, the more dorky, uncool and older I feel. It seems like I’m always asking them, “What are you saying? What does that word even mean?” Today’s slang is so weird and ever changing; I’m constantly trying to keep up! With that said, I’ve compiled a list of some slang words that I’ve recently learned from my kiddos.
PS Don’t ever make the mistake and use these words in front of a real teen, they’ll Hundo P be V embarrassed by you!
- Turnt – Excitement, hype. It might also be used to describe someone who is intoxicated/high.
- Shade – (“threw shade” or “throwing shade”) Insult, dissing someone, leaving a person in the dark or overshadowing someone.
- Savage – Speaking your mind without a filter. “Acting savage” Doing whatever you want and not really caring about other’s opinions.
- Fire – Describes something that’s “hot” or describing something that is new and awesome.
- Salty – Describes someone who is angry or bitter, and usually at a specific person.
- Woke – Knowledgeable, aware, and “with it.”
- Thirsty – Desperate, impatient, or overly eager.
- V – Very
- Hundo P – 100%.
- Thot - Started out as an acronym for “That Ho Over There” but now it’s generally used as a synonym for “Hoe” or “Slut”
April is Stress Awareness Month and there’s no doubt about it, being a single mother of 4 can be stressful at times. In honor of “Stress Awareness Month,” I’ve been exploring some new things that could possibly make my life a little less stressful. Earlier this month, I gave on-line grocery shopping a try and I loved it! Getting to skip a trip to the grocery store and having the groceries delivered to my home was a definite stress reliever. I also paid for a laundromat to launder a week’s worth of dirty clothes. Again, a total stress reliever and worth every penny!
Then last night, I decided to take advantage of my child-free evening (the kids were with their dad) and ordered an in-home 60 minute massage! I hadn’t gotten a massage in almost 2 years so I decided, “What the heck, why not!”
The process was super easy. First, I went to my app store and searched “Massage.” Surprisingly, there were a few options to choose from so I just picked the app that was sponsored, “Soothe.” Then after signing up I was able to book an appointment within the hour! I didn’t have to provide anything for the appointment other than making enough space for the massage table. After moving some living furniture around to make room, it was massage time! The masseuse was prompt, very professional and of course the massage was great (not to mention a MAJOR stress reliever too)!
You should give it a try sometime! After all, you deserve to treat yourself every once in a while too!
I am not a fan of the grocery store. I dislike grocery shopping almost as much as I dislike doing the laundry but it’s something that’s just gotta get done. Grocery shopping with my 4 kids can be a lot to handle so I try and avoid doing that whenever possible. It’s a lot quicker and less stressful when I shop without the kids so I usually do it on my way home from work, before I have to pick up the kids.
Last week, I was really sick and simply did not feel well enough to stop at the grocery store but we desperately needed groceries. That’s when I decided to do something I’ve never done before…. I ordered my groceries online and had them delivered to my house! How was the experience, you ask? IT WAS AMAAAAAAAAZING!!!! The fact that I was able to skip a trip to the grocery store was simply delightful!
When I was loading my (virtual) shopping cart, I was surprised to learn that the cost of the food was actually cheaper than my grocery store’s prices. There was no delivery fee but I did tip the guy $7 bucks (worth every penny). In the end, ordering my groceries online and having them delivered was actually less expensive than doing it the old fashion way!
Looks like I’m a fan of grocery shopping now! -Amber