|Lytia (Cocoa Brown) and Hakim (Devion Harris) in Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club.|
“I wait to see which way he’ll fall and try and catch him.”
-From the Character May on Parenting
I hold a Masters degree in Biochemistry, I work in a Laboratory conducting research on neurons but do you know what my most difficult endeavor is yet? Parenting! Parenting is tough, it does not come with instructions, a manual or a text book. It is about being flexible and adjusting at any split second. And the older my kids get, the harder it gets but at least I have a wing-man to help guide me in this crazy journey of parenting. I could not IMAGINE doing it alone but many women do. I happen to be very good friends with a few amazing women that have to go about this thing called parenting alone. And although these women are “single” in a sense, they are also surrounded by a huge support system; including other moms!
I had gotten a taste of the “Single Moms Club” less than a year ago. My husband was attending college full time while working, so he was barely around and the “parenting” was on my shoulders. I do not know how I would have made it if it were not for a few moms in my sons class; I heavily relied on them at that time. They say it takes a village to raise a child and these women became my village. They helped pick up and drop off my kids from school, sporting events and even watched them on days off. They kept me privy to upcoming projects and school events and I them. Most importantly, they became my sounding board, my psychologist, shoulders to lean on, someone to laugh with and great friends. They understood my struggles.
After watching the trailer to Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club, I know a moms night out is in order soon! This movie TOTALLY reminds me of the close relationships I have with my “mom friends” and the struggles we have been through. I am sure it will bring back plenty of memories for us to laugh about now.
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