The day after Labor Day around the country usually marks the first day of school for most of our children and youth. It also marks the time that parents have to get ready for the school season and be prepared for for the first day of school as well. It can be a stressful time for parents as well. Camille Jamerson an entrepreneur http://www.pr.com/press-release/685148 , award wining author https://www.amazon.com/Camille-Jamerson/e/B0098MXW4M and a mother, who raised five children, shares words of wisdom, wit and encouragement to Moms and Dads to let them know that the first day of school for parents and the school year will work out for them just fine
Shout out to all of the moms and dads sending their kids off to school again. Take it from a 28-year retired back to school mom veteran…it goes by quickly….for real.
Special love and prayers to my fellow single moms( or dads) especially with multiple kids. I know you are posting *back to school* pics and smiling on the outside but I know that inner anxiety and frustration that creeps up this time of year as you struggle to figure out how you’re going to get it all done when it’s just you. You have to work fulltime, take care of the car, clean around the house, go to school, pay the bills, fix the toilet, unclog drains, keep them clean, dressed and fed and maintain a level of sanity with no partner in the home to catch the slack ,speak life into you, love on you, shoulder some of the responsibility and take the garbage out! So from me to you…my job now as I pass the torch on to you is to pray and encourage you.
Been there…done that…five times over, rocking solo with orientations, the immunization records, the schedules, the supply list, the rehearsal schedules, the practice schedules, buying instruments, going over the syllabus, buying mouth guards, spikes and cups with your light bill money, signing forms, picking up, dropping off, late buses, private school, switching schools, latch key, sick kids, snow days, uniforms, school shoes, lunch money, counselor meetings, spring program, winter program, Christmas program, band competitions, homework, tutors, SAT prep, football games, ballet, last minute science fair projects, finding poster boards at 3 a.m., searching the city for a sports bra to drive down to Wayne State when you’re in Auburn Hills…deep sigh… I didn’t get it all right… But I did the best that I could with what little I had and I’m still standing.
So I GET it…. Yet I still say…
You CAN do it. I’m a witness and have a testimony that there is Grace available to do it even alone. You will be stronger for it and wiser because of it! Let’s get it done!
Camille Jamerson Copyright 2016 Camille Jamerson is a God fearing award-winning author, speaker and Senior Consultant and CEO of CDJ & Associates. As a former single mom, Camille raised five children and is now a part of a super blended family which includes her husband and a total of 11 adult children! They reside in Oakland County Michigan where Camille runs her business, works on her next book and loves on her grandchildren.