You're only one person. Make life a little easier.
As a single parent, your life is different from the other working parents around you. With the pressure to perform well at work and no partner to assist with tasks at home (let alone major crises), you likely find yourself pulled in all directions, with many responsibilities and little support. It's a heavy weight to bear.
Doing It All as a Solo Parent offers you the help you need to lighten the load. Drawing on the wisdom of experts and parents alike, it provides practical tips and advice tailored to your unique challenges as a solo parent. Whether you're divorced, widowed, or single by choice, you'll discover how to do it all—without the stress.
You'll learn to:
- Find a childcare arrangement that works for you
- Establish boundaries on your limited time
- Set a budget based on one income
- Build a support system of family and friends
- Carve out time for your kids—and for yourself
- Achieve work-life balance while working multiple jobs
The HBR Working Parents Series with Daisy Dowling, Series Editor, supports readers as you anticipate challenges, learn how to advocate for yourself more effectively, juggle your impossible schedule, and find fulfillment at home and at work. Whether you're up with a newborn or planning the future with your teen, you'll find the practical tips, strategies, and research you need to make working parenthood work for you.
About the Author
Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 12 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.Daisy Dowling, Series Editor, is founder and CEO of Workparent, the executive coaching and training firm, and the author of Workparent: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids (Harvard Business Review Press, 2021). She is a full-time working parent to two young children. She can be reached at workparent.com.You can find HBR at: hbr.orgTwitter: @HarvardBizLinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/harvard-business-reviewFacebook: @HBRInstagram: @harvard_business_reviewYouTube: youtube.com/user/harvardbusinessreview