"Sometimes she may run late because her toddler puked down her top and she had to change, but that’s okay," Good says."If she has toddlers and promises to call after the kids are asleep and doesn’t, she might very well have fallen asleep," Lillibridge points out. Texts are much easier to swing than phone calls with little people around, because children always need attention the moment you pick up the phone.Plus, they’re really good at eavesdropping.""If she doesn’t respond straight away, is a little short, or accidentally calls you her ‘little soldier,’ you need to understand she's spinning many plates and not give her a hard time," Good says.
While what's considered "fun" varies greatly from woman to woman; some may simply crave a kids-free Netflix night in. John advises you to "think adventurous." After a divorce, she says, a mom might be on a journey of self-rediscovery."Even a beautiful dinner out, where she doesn’t have to force-feed a small person broccoli or do the washing-up, would be perfect," Good adds.
A single mom is literally doing it all, every hour of the day (and sometimes at night).