I’ve been a single mom for almost five years now. Doing all of the parenting on my own is not easy, but I love the close relationship that I have with my two kids. During a normal week, I wake up early, drop the kids off at preschool, go to work, pick up my kids and spend quality time with them in the evenings. Being a mom is incredible, but it does not leave much room for time with my friends.
Last summer, one of my high school friends called me with an exciting offer. She was planning a girls’ weekend at her beach house for the following year. I am blessed to have a wonderful group of friends from high school that I am still close to, and connecting with those ladies sounded like something I just had to do. However, I also had a lot of expenses for my home and my children, so I wasn’t quite sure how I would be able to cover the cost of my trip. [Read more...]