All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

Things You Can (and Should) Do When Solo Parenting


  1. Get the big kid a treat that Daddy would not approve of, like a vanilla shake
  2. Skip your own shower since no one’s there to smell you 
  3. Frame and hang photos (but safely this time)
  4. Feed the kid in shifts – “here’s some guac. Still hungry? How about a cheese stick? Still hungry? Here’s a pouch!”
  5. Let laundry pile up
  6. Drink LOTS of soda
  7. Catch up on blogging
  8. Put the kids to bed as early as possible
  9. Let the over-tired toddler cry himself to sleep (no nap today due to Dr. appt)
  10. Eat oreos for dinner
  11. Work on a crafty project (Halloween treat bags for school)
  12. Waste time on FB 
  13. Start a new TV series on Netf.lix
  14. Stay up unusually late for no reason at all 
  15. Revel in your awesomeness for solo parenting successfully during a no nap, Dr. appointment, vaccination, school day!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

3 thoughts on “Things You Can (and Should) Do When Solo Parenting

  1. Love this! 🙂 You are such a trooper!!

  2. Nice. I’m still in the newborn phase so I’m down to: try to rub the aching knot out of your back from carrying the very cranky colicky baby in a Moby for three hours while working and doing laundry. But you give me hope for the future! 🙂

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