Cupid's Pulse Article: Connie Britton: “Being a Single Mom Is Challenging”Cupid's Pulse Article: Connie Britton: “Being a Single Mom Is Challenging”

By Andrea Surujnauth

Connie Britton recently chatted with More about the challenges of being a single mother. The Nashville star shared, “Being a single mom is challenging, but never in a million years would that have stopped me. You get an idea in your head and you’re going to do it.” She adopted her son, 2-year-old Yoby, from Ethiopia. She also talks about her busy lifestyle, which includes working and taking care of a toddler. “The schedule is insane to the point where I lose a lot of sleep at night worrying about how little time I have to sleep and mostly what little time I have to be with my son,” she said. But Britton doesn’t let lack her lack of sleep get her down. “People can tell you how hard marriage is or how hard it is to birth a baby, but we do these things. We want the journey of that.”

How can busy working moms still make time for themselves?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s not easy to head off to work each morning and still keep the house clean, the refrigerator stocked and the dogs groomed. And with kids around, it’s even more difficult to get everything done. Still, it’s important to for busy moms to take some time for themselves. Here are a few ways that they can fit everything in during a hectic day.

1. Be organized: Set a strict schedule of your daily activities. This way, you can see what needs to be done and when you are free. During that unreserved time (or while the baby is napping), maybe you can take a bath or catch up on some reading, which can both be very difficult to do as a single mom.

2. Have quality mommy time: The key word here is “quality.” Being a working mom, you may not be able to spend hours and hours with your kids, but make the most of the time you do have. Save any extra work or personal items for after your children are asleep.

3. Plan fun activities: Keeping your little ones busy with out-of-house activities may give you some time to finish up that project from work or even have some alone time. Enroll your kids in some type of extracurricular activity that teaches them something new in a healthy and safe environment. Some examples include dance class, karate class, after-school clubs or art camp.

How do you make time for yourself between kids and work? Tell us in the comments below.