The Single Mom Podcast is dedicated to inspiring and supporting single moms. Heather Wells is a single mother of three children (two with special needs) who spent years struggling just to make ends meet. Now she is a successful business owner and is dedicated to helping other single moms find the tools, resources and mindsets to navigate through the craziness of raising children alone.
A COVID Thanksgiving - Setting Boundaries This Holiday
This Thanksgiving will look a lot different for many families because of COVID. Many people are not getting together with their families in order to try and stay safe. Some family members may not be happy about that. This has brought up the topic of setting boundaries for yourself. During the holidays many people have family drama and quite often that can be due to a lack of boundaries.
Do you agree to host the entire family even though you don't really want to? Do you have to clean up for hours after they all leave? Would you rather not have all those people at your house this year? Or next? Would you rather take turns hosting? Would you be ok with having everyone over if you didn't have to do ALL the cooking?
Setting boundaries for yourself is a good thing. Especially around the holidays. This weeks podcast talks more about why it is OK to set boundaries.
Are You Sabotaging Yourself?
There’s a lot of truth to the quote, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” We get in our own way far more than life, other people, or bad luck sabotage our success. We are often our own worst enemy. There are likely many reasons we tend to get in our own way but once we realize that we are doing it - then we can work on stopping. This weeks episode covers several tips to help you stop your own self-sabotage so you can be more successful in life.
Can Changing Your Thoughts Change Your Life?
Have you ever heard the phrase "If you always do what you have always done, then you will get what you have always gotten"... Can doing something as simple as changing your thoughts help you change your life? As a single mother, for many years I felt like I was never going to move past the struggles I had. I felt like I was always going to be stuck. I allowed limiting beliefs to keep me from moving forward in life. In this weeks episode I talk about how making changes to your thought processes can help you change your life.
What Does It Take To Be A Good Mom?
What does it take to be a good mom? Have you ever questioned if you are being a good mother? Are you struggling right now? Do you feel like you are always doing it wrong? Welcome to the club - that is how EVERY mom feels. In this episode I talk about some big changes in our family and how it made me question if I was a good mother.
My Breast Cancer Journey - Part 2: My Double Mastectomy
I was diagnosed with DCIS which is basically cancer cells in the ducts of your breast. The area that had those cells was pretty substantial which is why my doc recommended the mastectomy. You see, I have never been what you would call 'well endowed'. So simply having a lumpectomy wasn't really going to work.
It would have been disfiguring. So the mastectomy was a better option aesthetically because I could get reconstruction.
So then why would I choose a DOUBLE mastectomy? If I only had cancer in one breast why have both removed?
In this episode I discuss why I made that choice and what the whole experience was like.
I also offer some suggestions and tips to anyone who is facing the reality of having to have a mastectomy.
Overcoming Overwhelm - Part 2 (Brain Dump & Prioritize)
In the last podcast episode we talked about how you can use your breathing to help calm yourself when you feel overwhelmed. Being able to take just a moment to breath can bring you back to a calmer state where you are able to function again.
Ok, that's great but how do we keep ourselves from ever getting to that overwhelmed state to begin with?
This is what we are covering in this episode. How can you prioritize your life in a way that helps you be less stressed and more productive?
How can you prioritize to reduce your stress?
I know that I almost always feel like I have too much to do. EVERYTHING to do. I am sure there are days you feel like that too right?
Wouldn't it be nice if there were 5 of me to be able to get all of this stuff done? Well, unfortunately that just isn't possible. So how do you handle life when a million things need to be done?
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An eye opener
I am a 24 year old single mother to an 8 month old boy, since he was about 1 1/2 months old because my sons father was showing aggression towards him and physically abusive to me.. I just discovered your podcast last night, even though I’m on episode 2, it really spoke to me. I’ve been such a negative nancy lately thinking my life will never get better and that I’ll always be stuck in this rut and struggle, especially financially. But you’re so right, there are people out there that have it far worse than I do. I will continue to listen to your podcast because even though I’m only 2 episodes in I absolutely love it because finally I can listen to something that I can relate to. Thank you for inspiring other single mothers out there to be the best them. You are so awesome for that!
Too Personalized & not for all Single Moms
This is her podcast and she can talk about whatever she wants but titling it “The” Single Moms Podcast as if it is a place that all single moms can turn too is not what I felt. I am an open minded person and give everyone a fair shot. I listened to 3 full episodes and realized how specific and personalized it is. People handle situations differently so it felt like a vent session more than acknowledging that there are many single moms from all over with various backgrounds and situations that could be listening. I feel that having a platform creates a level of of responsibility to be well informed and recognize all of your audience members. This is just my opinion and I know there is someone out there with your same situation that may relate well to this. My feedback is simply that I think it would be better with perhaps guests speakers to get a different perspective and to talk about things that maybe aren’t even your situation and be more empathetic to it. I’m sure you will continue to grow personally as your channel does too.
I’m a single parent of two & listening to this podcast is a life saver . Do you have IG or any social media so I can follow ?