Dear Single Mom,

I spent most of the past two nights soothing my sick child, also being pushed kicked and coughed on, then trying to get him to eat something.
I want to tell you that I admire you. I don’t know how you do it. It sounds like a cliche but its the truth. How do You do it? After my restless nights I managed to get a couple of hours of sleep when Hubbs took over but Jeesh- I was literally losing my mind. But i managed to get a little break. If I hadn’t been so out if it, I probably would’ve showered as well. I look like hell. My t- shirt is full of snot. I’ve been in the same clothes since Friday. I haven’t brushed my teeth. And despite all of that, all my son wanted to do was be with me,snuggle and feel me close. I should be flattered.

Being a parent is hard when there are two, but it has to be a thousand times harder when it’s just one person. It feels wrong complaining or whining because I know how much harder other women have it!
So this post is just to say (again) I don’t know how you do it…
Thank you for being inspirational.


Tired/cranky/inaweofyou mommy


Diana Limongi
Diana a mom, activist, nonprofit professional, podcaster and writer from Queens, NY. She writes about motherhood, activism, raising my multilingual kids, culture and travel. She and her multicultural family live in Queens, NY.

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