05/28/2014 05:42 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

The Single Mom Manifesto

Words of encouragement and affirmation, just for single moms!

  • You are beautiful, capable, intelligent, and a great mom.
  • You can take the time you need for you, so take it and relish in it.
  • It's perfectly okay to focus intently on your children, and remember this: They love every minute of it.
  • You can continually improve and love yourself in spite of any missteps or mistakes.
  • You, as your child's solo parent, are enough.
  • Your children are going to turn out great.
  • You get what you focus on, in love and in life.
  • You can find new love again.
  • You must forgive yourself, daily if necessary.
  • You're not a victim, you're a victor.
  • Whatever you want for yourself and your kids, you can create it. Just take the first step, and then the next, and then the next.
  • Take ownership of every aspect of your life.
  • Single mom, you're a sunshine super star. Own it. Right now.

Honorée Corder is the author of The Successful Single Mom book series, and a single mom super fan.