Hi everyone, I'm Kim Sosa, owner and CEO of Mother Earth Bath and Body. If you read my Bio, you know I recently retired from a full career in Law Enforcement. What you may not know, is I was also a single mom with no help from my daughter's father. I was lucky enough to have my grandparents help me with babysitting. However, I rarely got enough time to myself. The shift work put me at work during all hours of the day and night. Once I got home, all I wanted to do was rest. Now, that wasn't going to happen because I still had a daughter to take care of. Right at the end of my career, I adopted my granddaughter. She was a baby and I was working and going to college. I was working 7 am to 3 pm, picking up my 6 month old granddaughter from daycare after work, feeding and bathing her, had a bit of playtime, then she was off to bed. Then, I would sit and do homework until late in the night.
I managed to graduate with a 3.0 GPA and keep my household together.
Now that I am retired, I can't figure out how I did it! I look at my to do list and it's still full! I have deleted school and a full time job and yet, my list has grown with other things. My grandduaghter is now 6 going on 7 and helps with light chores for a weekly allowance. She wines a bit until I give her my list and say "Well, I will trade you chores". That seems to stop the whining.
I just want to say to all you moms out there that are handling your business. Single or not. KUDOS!!! Being a mom id a full time job and if you are working to support your family on top of that then you deserve DOUBLE KUDOS!
It's a never ending job from the day we give birth. I guess that's why they call it labor.