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Mother and Child Tournament Ideas on Single Mom

Last winter, my 15 year old daughter and I wanted something to do together that we could keep up until spring. We decided on a Rummy tournament. Whenever we had some down time throughout the winter months, we would play 1-3 hands of cards. I ended up winning the tournament, we had fun, and we got to spend quality time doing something together.

This year, we are re-watching The X-Files, going to the movies once in a while, and possibly re-watching all of the Corey/Corey movies. That’s Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Yes, they are from my time, but I have raised cool daughters!

Here are some other tournament ideas for you and your children to consider:

  • Scrabble
  • A video game
  • Life
  • Monopoly
  • Canasta
  • Cribbage


Resources for Single Mothers: Raising Teenagers

I can tell you from my own experience that raising teenagers is not always easy. My teenagers are both girls, so I cannot speak for parents of boys. However, I can tell you that, if you have teenage daughters, there will be a lot of drama in your life. It can sometimes leave a single mother feeling quite drained.

I am still learning how to be a mother to teenagers, even though mine are 19 and 16, and I would like to share some resources with you.


P.S. If you have any resources that you would like to share, please do so in the comments section. Thank you.

Other Articles of Interest:

When Should a Teenager Lose His/Her Privileges?

How Can Teenagers Acquire Privileges?

Are You Really Listening to Your Teenager?

The Teen Years

The Government May Owe You Money

Choosing Single Motherhood

More and more women seem to be choosing single motherhood. They may choose to concentrate on their education, or their careers, rather than on a relationship with a man. Maybe they haven’t had good relationships with men in the past. There are numerous reasons why a woman may choose single motherhood.
Here are a couple of websites for you to visit for more information:
Choice Moms: For women who are looking at being single mothers, and for those who already are. January’s theme is Building a Support Network.
Single Mothers by Choice: Support and Information.
I know that these links will be of help to you, and I have also linked to them in the sidebar.