Today’s guest is LaTasha Ferguson, had two daughters in her teens and was a single mother for many years and then later married a wonderful man and has had two more daughters. So she has four girls, ranging in age from 22 to 7. LaTasha is a passionate educator who has taught high school English, special education, and now works in administration as a director of instruction. In September of 2020, she launched a podcast-Overcome to Become–where she helps women do the heart work they need to do in order to overcome, own their story, and live authentically. I know you are going to love this inspiring woman!
– 3 Takeaways to Overcome Single-Mom Guilt –
- Take time to work on yourself so you are parenting from a place of love and wholeness and not bitterness. Remember, negative feelings that you have about yourself or your situation will bleed out and impact your most important relationships, so it is worth it to do the work to heal these parts of you!
- Don’t allow guilt to keep you from Implementing healthy boundaries for your children. It can be easy to spoil your kids or become too permissive if you feel badly about the situation your family is in or if you just don’t have a lot of mental bandwidth to be consistent. But our children need us to be sturdy!
- Allow others to help you and remember that it truly takes a village. Set that pride aside and be honest with the people around you about how you are struggling and accept their offers of help. Remember, you are nurturing your children through the people that you bring into their life, even if you can’t be with them all the time.
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