The best thing about being a single mom is that I don't have to argue with anyone about the big stuff - genital mutilation, vaccinations, schooling options, how we live, where we go, what we do. It's all up to me. I can't even imagine being trapped in a marriage or a custody battle with someone who turned out to want the opposite of what I feel is best for my children. *shudders
The downside is that I'm 100% responsible. I am the sole provider of my little family. Child support, when it is actually paid, is not even enough to cover half of child care. I was actually making negative money the more I worked out of the home!
The best thing about being a self-employed mom is that I can raise my children and support them at the same time. Instead of shelling out hundreds or thousands to a child care provider each month, I'm changing my work around so that I spend much more time with my son and get my work done when he's sleeping or playing independently. I've started bringing him with me to my in person classes, and he's been amazing so far. I have a local babysitter for when I just can't have him with me, like when I'm tutoring.
However, with number two on the way, I'm changing my focus. I am turning my best in-person classes into awesome online courses. I am building a whole separate website to educate people on The Incredible Vagina, complete with puppet videos and e-workbooks. I am finishing up my first draft of my second book, Book of Radiance, and creating a course to help people turn their lives around and create their own Books of Radiance. I've got my Vibrational Healing Course, Psychic Development course, Intuitive Tarot Course, and Speed Reading Essentials class turning into online offerings, and I am thinking about offering Traditional Usui Reiki online as well.
I want to make my offerings available everywhere, to people who want to take them in their own time as well as people who enjoy an interactive class environment (via video chat and active forum.)
I've got 25ish weeks to get it all done, because after this birth there shall be a babymoon. The entire month of February 2015 and maybe March too, my little family and I will be celebrating our amazing life together.
And now, back to work...