By the Thrive Leaders
Most single moms are busy. They are juggling raising kids, working, and household responsibilities. They are playing the role of both mom and dad. they are homemaker and bread winner. A large majority of single moms work two-to-three jobs. And a lot of them are also going back to school. Time is a precious gift. And household tasks are quick to go on the backburner.
Lending a helping hand is a wonderful (and practical) gift. A single mom’s life is non-stop between juggling work/home life balance by herself. Asking for help is hard for everyone, and is sometimes especially hard for a single mom in fear of being a burden. Some chores, such as lawn care and home repairs, are big needs for a single mom, and the help is greatly appreciated. Some ideas to help, on a regular basis, would be:
- Help with Laundry
- Routinely mow her lawn/landscaping
- Home repairs
- House cleaning
- Pick up some extra groceries and toiletries to gift them
- Cook a meal
- Oil change
- Offer to grocery shop for them
- Free babysitting
- Help organize or de-clutter areas of their home
- Ask her about any specific needs she may have
A single mom will probably depend on your word more than others you may reach out to; be sure to deliver what you promise.
This is part of a continuing series on our Thrive ministry. For more information on how to care for single moms, check out the Thrive ministry page for the complete list of posts! Thank you for your support of this ministry!