Jahlene Crisele Javar, Author at Craft Your Content

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How to Manage Your Writing Career While Parenting A Toddler

Whenever I tell people that I am a writer and a single mom to my three-year-old son, it’s common that I hear questions about how I do it. It’s either that or them saying how amazing it is that I get to do it all on my own. 

To be honest, I love hearing the compliments but sometimes, I want to tell them that I actually just want to take a break because the daily struggle is exhausting

Despite these occasional feelings of being overwhelmed, I know I am privileged to be able to witness all my son’s milestones and have a career that allows me to support us both. 

As a single parent, there are really only two ways to go about earning enough money for you and your kid/s. You either work a full-time job and hire babysitters or nannies (or have family close by and willing to manage childcare) to take care of them while you’re at work, or you find a career that allows you to be a parent and a provider at the same time. 

Here’s how I learned to be both a writer and a single mom and how you can do the same thing.

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