Single mama self-care on a shoestring


Self care, schmelf care. It gets so much talk and makes perfect sense – except that it feels impossible to have as a single parent. Especially one on a budget. A friend recommended this book almost a year ago and I finally got around to reading it… Low and behold it’s full of really helpful tips – 101 to be exact. I’m taking a lot of them to heart. One of the tips included a list of free to very inexpensive ways we can take care of ourselves. I thought I’d list five from the book here…

  1. Go to a museum (on a free day!) and get inspired by some great art.
  2. Grab a hot or cold drink and sit…on the beach, by a river, or in your backyard for 20 minutes.
  3. (If your child is with their other parent for the weekend) take a weekend retreat to a monastery where they don’t charge you much to stay.
  4. Stargaze. (Something you can even do on your way to take out the trash at night).
  5. Make yourself some popcorn and watch a movie.

There are so many more ideas on the book. And you can even get a used copy of it for 1 cent here!


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