Single Mom’s Lean In! Tip of the Day!

If you’re suffering from insomnia, try working out at night.

I know this goes against what you┬átypically hear. However, I know that single moms who are leaning in often times have so much on our plate that we cannot shut our brains off at night to get some much needed rest. I find if I get the girls in bed, do a couple of things, and then get on the treadmill or do a dvd, that after I cool off, I can barely keep my eyes open. It’s usually the best sleep I get all week.

Single Mom’s Lean In! Tip of the Day!

Offer to attend evening events on the days you don’t have kids.

For some single moms, like me, you have kids all the time, so this may not apply directly to you. But for those of you that have a schedule with your ex that includes every Thursday or another weekday, this is a great opportunity for you because it’s pretty much guaranteed in advance, you’ll be free. So take advantage and step up and attend a dinner or happy hour or networking event on behalf of the company. It’s great exposure for you and you look like a team player who’s willing to lean in.