Parenting is a blessed, but challenging, vocationeven in a home with two parents. Those who find themselves parenting alone, whether from divorce or separation, the death of a spouse or the lengthy absence of a partner, have a daunting mission. How can you make time for handing on the faith when there are bills to pay, a house to clean, clothes to wash and a thousand other demands on your time?
When You Are a Single Parent tackles this important question with practical advice for doing it all without forgetting why you are doing it. Jeanne Hunt offers specific ideas to help you create a support network, set limits and priorities, plan household tasks and celebrate family moments. Use her insights to transform your home from a battlefield where the war for your time is fought to a spiritual sanctuary. Rather than another set of obligations to fulfill, your faith can be a powerful ally in creating a happier, healthier home.
JEANNE HUNT, single mother of four adult children, is a catechist and director of religious education. She has a B.A. in art history and an M.A. in religion/theology. She is the author of Holy Bells and Wonderful Smells: Year-round Activities for Classrooms and Families (St. Anthony Messenger Press).