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I look forward to Fridays for a variety of reasons. Friday indicates the end of a school week, which means no homework for the kids for a few days! No homework means a break from nagging! Fridays can also be considered a fun day with pizza, games and even a movie if we’re lucky. Something I look forward to every Friday is checking out the latest movie release at the theater. While I don’t make it to the theater every single week, I still like to know what’s out so I can make plans to see it. I guess you could say I’m a bit of a movie buff. A fan if nothing else! This past Friday, March 14th, Lionsgate released The Single Moms Club. I actually had plans to see the movie last night with a girlfriend, but plans had to get altered. Hoping to make it this week!
The Single Moms Club, by Tyler Perry, is a story of five struggling single Moms who put aside their differences in the midst of a school dilemma with their kids to form a support group. If there are single moms out there who aren’t struggling, I’d like to meet them! This support group sounds like something I could benefit from right now as a new member of the “single moms club”. Life is definitely different now and I think having social groups can play a great role in helping one to cope with all that life throws at you. As our circumstances change so do our needs, which is why it may not be a bad idea to have some different social groups to help you with whatever it is you are going through.
Listening to some of the struggles these single women go through, in The Single Moms Club, really hits home. Until someone has been through it, I don’t know if they can really comprehend what single motherhood is like. I know I had ideas before it hit me, but I didn’t really have a clue. So many questions I never considered arise on a regular basis. When to get a sitter and when to stay home and miss out? When to introduce the kids to another man? How to be sensitive to the kids’ needs with their world now being turned upside down? When to date? What to tell the kids about their father? The list goes on.
What I love about The Single Moms Club is that each woman seems to offer something different to the group. While their stories are all different, they have some things in common. Every group needs the woman who will make you bust up laughing when things are rough, and The Single Moms Club has that. One thing I have found that I need right now as my divorce is pending is laughter. There were a couple of really rough months after my husband moved out, where I felt pretty alone and isolated. I didn’t have any close friends that could really relate, everyone was busy, and things were just different. Then laughter was introduced into my life. I really do think that laughter is an excellent medicine that can heal a lot of wounds – even if little by little. Life is so dang hard at times that I cherish the moments where I can relax, smile and laugh. I have learned to laugh at even the hard times. There is only so much we can do about some of our circumstances. Might as well take it in stride and have fun with it.
I love that the five women in The Single Moms Club find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood. From what I have seen so far, I gather that they help each other overcome their various obstacles. I wish for all of our sakes that we can have that type of sisterhood, or group, at least once in our lives.
Make a date with your girlfriends and head out to see The Single Moms Club! Gain strength and build friendships through them. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the movie! Before you go, enter to win a movie prize pack. The movie prize pack includes: a Vino2Go cup, Grocery Tote, Nail File with a back mirror, Chocolate Bar, Hand Wipe Pack and Film poster. This giveaway will end at 11:59pm PT on 3/23. To enter, fill out the form below:
Would love to win a movie prize pack so I can have a girls night in one night! 🙂
My support group is my younger sister and older brother.
Would love to win! I have been a single Mom for 6years!
My 2 best friends are my support group.
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no i dont have any support group in my life right now
Not much…my aunt from time to time
I don’t have any support groups in my life.
I was in a breast cancer support group that helped me get back on track after cancer treatment.
That is fantastic Donna! I’m sure that was much needed and appreciated!
Now I would go see it, good review
I really dont have any support groups in my life, I rely on family and friends to get me through. And lots of exercise!
I am a part of some online gluten free groups and pelvic pain groups which are both very encouraging.