The Single Independent Mother

I have some saving tips from a single mother who is in her 40’s.  I think everyone will benefit from this post and I took this pretty seriously because she clearly has more years experience on raising a child single-handedly.  Take out your pen and paper…

  1. Cut your hair, imagine the amount of money you are spending on hairdos that you could be saving for better use for you and your child.
  2. Live within your means.
  3. Do not compare yourself with people who are married, they have a double income you only have one, stay in your lane.
  4. Save some money each month, it doesn’t matter how little, trust me it will go a long way.
  5. Do not buy on credit, especially clothes, save to pay everything with cash.
  6. Take a lunchbox to work with healthy home made meals or sandwiches.
  7. Make friends with women in a similar situation who understand your struggles better.
  8. Do what works for you, do not try to please anyone.
  9. Set targets for yourself and make sure you reach them, it might take time but eventually you will get there.
  10. Learn how to sew, simple things like replacing a button and hemming your pants will go a long way for your pocket.

If you live by most of these rules you might actually get round to going for that holiday you have been dying for!


Photo Credit : @summer_rose_ (Instagram)

©MaKupsy 2017


11 thoughts on “The Single Independent Mother

  1. It was interesting to read about your experiences and I’m sorry to hear about the negative experiences and judgement you faced but very glad you are comfortable in South Africa and have found a happy ending!

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  2. Glad it’s all happy ending! This is not particular to Zimbabwe alone, it is very similar to what people say about M1 in Nigeria. I think children need their parents but sometimes in real life parents may have to live in different houses, all that matters is that they are loved and provided for.

    God for the lady for looking after her children and herself too – godlike to them all

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    • Thank you for reading 🙂
      I agree all that matters is that the children are loved and provided for and the moment you realise the other party will not partake in doing so saving yourself the stress and going in it alone will be the best decision to ever make. I feel the M1 name calling should stop as I find it very offensive but it is already out there and no one can actually make people stop saying it.

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