Something Like Beautiful: One Single Mothers Story
Part of being an entrepreneur is being comfortable with changing direction quickly. So relax, have faith, and take it one day at a time. Her online platform enables women not only access a multitude of online resources to support them. But also book to attend conferences with some pretty famous and successful women. So if you are living or working or worshipping around a toxic person or people who invade your confidence and bring you down, you MUST remove them from your life. She also has worked on Florida Social Con, a conference dedicated to bring affordable quality social media training to small business owners.
Be kind to yourself. Kids are going to make messes, they are going to eat your reports and download viruses to your computer. Your best weapon is a sense of humor. Enjoy your single mom entrepreneur life, wear the title proudly. We are basically super heroes. A single mother who travelled to India in to research about a movement based on the principles of Bhakti, or devotion through social action.
While there, she was introduced to Masala Chai that she just fell in love. I fell into a mind wrap trap of comparing myself to men who had assistants to deal with the nonstop scheduling, travel, meetings, reports, and presentations — how productive! Or the men with industry connections brimming with money and influence — how lucky! But this was just my judgment, my assumptions, and my method of feeling sorry for myself by sinking into distraction… We are all pulled in different directions daily — even men with teams, wives, or connections are shackled daily with stress.
It usually was date three or four when it would come out, but I was surprised at how many men want you all for themselves. When dating, look for potential partners who love what you do and show it by changing their schedule to be there for you. Divorced in , Melissa Kieling became a single mother to three children. She was broke and alone but she had an idea for a lunch bag that came from her kids complaining that their blueberries were warm and mushy at school.
So to get started she cut up her shower curtain to use as a liner. Then she pinned the shower curtain to some ice blanked material and ice packs to make her own homemade cooler bag. Make note of all the things that frustrate you in your daily life, then research creative ways to address those inefficiencies. All it takes is an idea and an Internet connection to create a product that changes the world. Not knowing which steps to take first nearly paralyzed me with fear. I overcame this by reaching out to other business owners who could connect me to experts in manufacturing, production and sales.
Each key person I met shortened my learning curve and gave me confidence. Natalie is the founder of the school fundraising startup, SwopBoard. An online marketplace to buy, sell and give back to local schools. Natalie has over 20 years experiences in building brands and securing venture capital and is a regular advisor for startups and entreprenuers. I may have a hectic schedule, and, as a result, my children are learning how to be independent and self-reliant.
They are getting an inside-look at how a startup works, by testing our app and coming into the office, which I know will benefit them in the long-term. Sherry is a social media strategist based in Canada. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. It is the love that comes through that makes this such a compelling tale. Get A Copy.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 11, Christina rated it liked it Shelves: books-inweeks. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book talked about Asha's perspective of raising her daughter as a single woman. This book also disappointed me because she never fully disclosed her break-up with Rashid.
The beginning of the book talked of joys, sadness, trials, obstacles, and depression of raising Nisa alone. However, as the story progressed, the reader learns that Asha chose to end her marriage with Rashid because she felt she couldn't handle the dynamics of the relationship anymore, nor did she want to do everything This book talked about Asha's perspective of raising her daughter as a single woman. However, as the story progressed, the reader learns that Asha chose to end her marriage with Rashid because she felt she couldn't handle the dynamics of the relationship anymore, nor did she want to do everything in her power to keep her family together.
I felt she was embarrassed by this decision, and felt guilty. She mentioned several times how she couldn't forgive herself for ending the marriage, but yet she still allows Nisa the privilege in having a relationship with her father. She failed me, as a woman, a wife, and a mother. I thought she would be tougher than she was and described herself to be This version of was an uncorrected, unedited version.
There were many errors, and disconnected thoughts throughout the telling of the story. There was not enough detail for me to keep me engaged, and I caught myself on more than one occasion trying to rush through the book. Some of the chapters did not flow well together, and it seemed as if she was trying to hide the fact that Rashid was not in her life This book just came across as a random ranting and outpouring of disjointed thoughts and emotions.
Her description of motherhood, as a single parent, was somewhat moving and emotional, but it lacked details. I rate this book a 3. Yes it does talk about her single mother's story, but it lacked quite a bit of detail and substance. I would only recommend this book to single mothers. Shelves: own.
Bandele has written a moving, and very personal memoir of the trials and triumphs of motherhood, in particular, single motherhood. I was touched by much of the personal pain she was willing to share.
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I believe that there will be just as many children as there will be mothers who will benefit from her honesty and frank discussion of the feelings that children have when they have lost their mother relationship. Let us hope that her discussion and revelations of therapy may help others not repeat the mistakes of their mothers. She is forthright in her acknowledgement that it is painful to admit the demons of hate that she had to overcome.
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Jul 28, Julia rated it really liked it. She graciously shares her wisdom and I am thankful. Jul 28, kelly rated it liked it Shelves: , african-american , memoir-junkie , nonfiction , did-not-like. I wanted to like this book. I really did. Although miss bandele writes beautifully throughout this memoir, the chapters do not seem to flow together into a readable account of what happened.
There are some places in the book where I am still unclear about what exactly took place because she completely lost me in unrelated statistics and prose. Then there are some crucial details at the heart of the story that she never tells. She never fully discloses how she gets out of the abusive relationship I wanted to like this book.
She never fully discloses how she gets out of the abusive relationship or what really ended it between her and Rashid. There is no 'story' here, just a disjointed collection of rants and journal entries that lack an editor and the thread to pull together the whole story and make it into a readable, coherent account.
And my criticisms here are the same as they were in her first book, "The Prisoner's Wife". Although I am not judging bandele for her decision to pursue a romantic relationship with a prisoner, I am judging the way she chooses a "why me" attitude throughout her books. She chose to marry someone who was incarcerated for life. The possibilities of him getting out were slim to none most prisoners with life sentences DO NOT get parole , and the possibility always existed of him being transferred to another prison.