Being a single parent is a busy role and often a juggling act! Whilst we tell ourselves that we are parents first it is important to not lose sight of yourself as a person in your own right with individual needs. Life is not all about your role as a parent and sometimes this can be hard for us to acknowledge and recognise for fear of ridicule and being judged. It is because of the pressures that we as parents pile upon ourselves (and those that come hand in hand with being a single parent) that makes maintaining a healthy lifestyle and recognising the areas of your life that are lacking so very important.
A healthy body and mind are crucial in successfully managing your role as a single parent. Staying physically active not only helps you to maintain a healthy body weight but also helps prevents depression, builds strong bones and helps fight off illness. A healthy mind is also part of a healthy body, when we are in a good frame of mind we make more positive choices surrounding our lives and our children. There are numerous ways in which we can help improve our lifestyle from making time for all the fun things we enjoy doing to being more organised around the home.
Our lifestyle section is here to help you find the tools and the advice needed in order to improve your everyday life. Whether you are looking to improve your diet or are new to the dating scene, we hope that we can help ease any concerns you may have and find the solution. You are not the first single parent to worry about getting everything done on time and right, being the best parent, keeping the best house etc and completely forgetting to look after the most important thing in your child's life, you! That stops here with support from those who have been where you are know how it feels. This is what Dream Bear is all about.
Time to start enjoying living for you and your family!
Single parents and jugglers have a lot in common and so we’ve put together this section especially to help you look at ways to be more productive and ultimately make more time for you and your family.
Dating as a single parent can be a minefield however it is certainly not impossible and can be a lot of fun which is why we’ve put together this section to offer you all the advice and support you need to get back in the game (and explain your dating to your children).
Being a working single parent can take some juggling and so we’ve put together this section to offer advice and guidance on all things working related from childcare to employment issue and even making the most of your time at home.