How to Be a Successful Single Mom


Adella is the single mother of two teenagers. She says that the demands of adolescents are very pressing; however, she is completely involved in her children’s lives. “I maintain an open and honest dialogue with my children. As a mother of a boy and a girl, their needs are different. Their ages also make their needs different. It is challenging to have the full responsibility of raising two children. Their dad is not involved in their lives and I don’t have a support system so it all falls on me. But I always remind myself that they are my greater cause and my biggest reward.” Adella says that, while at times she gets consumed with her motherly responsibilities, she is clear on the fact that “nothing is more important than my children.”