There are lots of things that can be done single-handedly.
I can put the dirty dishes to wash, pour a glass of wine, prepare a simple meal, vent-text my best friend. It brought up endless frustration, but when my left hand was injured, I learned just how much I could get done with my right.
Single parenting can feel as though you have one hand tied behind your back. There’s only one person to make breakfast and get the kids to school, shovel a driveway, or pay the bills each month so the lights don’t get turned off. Only one person worries in the middle of the night when a child wakes up sick, or the pressure of the next days’ tasks feel insurmountable. Single parenting is largely defined by strategy, mixed with moments of nerve-stretched limbic overload. But when you have one hand tied behind your back, you can bet the other is going to function with Edward Scissor-hand like precision and focus. Single parents may be overloaded much of the time, but they are masters of resourcefulness and determination, because, well, they have to be.
Singlehandedly is an intentional community devoted to the ideas and needs of the modern single parent. A space to share resources and experience, we are made up of stories and storytellers seeking to replenish the mind and inspire the heart of the parent flying solo.