Today we continue our series featuring amazing single parents who have generously contributed their stories to my book series, The Single Parents’ Little Helper. I’m super excited to feature this single mother because she and her business partner have created a special promo deal just for you! See below for more details.
Roxanie Lebsanft – Bare Hands
Roxanie is a single parent, entrepreneur and a person who wants to change the world for the better, one family at a time.
Along with her partner, Roxanie runs a website called Bare Hands, which provides, in its own words, ‘practical life strategies for women.’ The website offers workshops, courses and resources for women to help them with their roles as mothers, sisters, daughters, grandparents and more.
They strive to empower families and educators, improve relationships, build communication skills and help women to understand their value and celebrate their achievements.
Their latest offering for women who want to improve their lives is the Sticky Strategy Programme, a 12 week bootcamp for emotional and mental resilience. Roxanie tells me that it is guaranteed to make a difference to any woman who implements it.
Roxanie and her co-founder, Laurie Morrison, have recently updated their website to make it super easy to access their great resources and get involved in good conversation about issues close to women’s hearts. Take a look at their website and facebook page and get inspired to be your best every day.
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To find out more about Roxanie and her single parent story, take a look at what she told me about her experiences below.
Roxanie talks about being a single parent with such honesty and openness. She has struggled, as so many single parents struggle, but through it all it is her joyousness and selfless love that really shines out in her story.
I asked Roxanie what she cherishes most about her time as a single parent to her son and this is what she had to say.
“I was the lucky one, to have him with me most of the time. Watching him grow into a balanced and wholesome young man has been a true privilege. I think because we only had each other, we became each other’s best friend and even now, when we’re together it’s like putting on a pair of deliciously comfortable ugg boots.”
Long talks over shared activities helped Roxanie to form that unbreakable connection with her son.
“We used to cook up a storm together in the kitchen when he was young, both being foodies, and we still do that now. Many of our deepest conversations happened over a boiling pot.”
When I asked Roxanie if she had any advice for single parents to remember, she had some excellent suggestions.
- “It’s more important to have connection than a clean house. “
- “Don’t ignore your intuition – trust your hunches and intervene early.”
- “Don’t’ be afraid to share how you feel about something but don’t burden your child with the concerns of an adult; find another adult to do this with instead.”
- “Don’t compare yourself to anyone else – your experience is yours alone and comparison will do your head in.”
And above all else, remember: “You’re enough.”
Discover more of Roxanie’s amazing story and get inspiration from other awesome single parents by pre-ordering your copy of The Single Parents’ Little Helper, coming out soon and shortly available for pre-order on Amazon. You will soon be able to order it from your favorite bookshop online or down the street, so subscribe to find out when you can get in on the action!
If you want to contribute a story of your own single parenting adventures, please email Emily M Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org
More amazing single parent stories will be featured here very soon.