Mother with newborn baby experiencing single parenting.

How to Make the Most Out of Being a Single Parent

Parenting while having a career or going to school can be a challenge. The following are ways that allow you as a single parent to make the most out of your assets and resources.

Simple Ideas Lead to Simple Solutions:

  • Take care of your neighbors’ pets when they go out of town for additional income.
  • Visit your local Women Infant Children (WIC) office and apply for assistance. To find the nearest WIC office, call 1-800-942-3678.
  • Shop at a surplus, outlet, and thrift stores.
  • Babysit or tutor students after school. Attract business by charging a lower rate than other sources.
  • Sell products from home like Essential Oils, LimeLight, Mary Kay, Jafra, Avon, Pampered Chef, Creative Memories, Longaberger Baskets, Scentsy, etc.
  • Find local support groups on FB.
  • Find a local church and ask if they are hiring childcare help.
  • Create and Sell handmade goods on Etsy.
  • Go to local garage sales.
  • Clip coupons for what you need.
  • Market any special skills you might have:
    • During wedding or prom seasons, offer to cut and/or style hair.
    • Consider selling baked goods.
    • Dust off that old sewing machine to do hemming and simple alterations.

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