#30: Celebrate your friends
If there is one thing I’ve learned on this single parent journey is that truly good friends are few and far between. Single mom stigma can change people’s view of you. It’s true. And just becoming a parent in general prevents a lot of people from reaching out to you in the same way they did before. Lucky for us we still love ourselves (see tip #29)! And even luckier – you will find that you still have some really awesome people in your life. Fewer than before – but they are the best of them. It’s so easy to be stressed out and only seeing the negative, but how would it feel to celebrate these really good friends for a bit? Send a thank you love note, throw a dinner or picnic in their honor, or heck go all out and take out a full page ad in the New York Times thanking them! They deserve it.