When I first met Sara for the first time, I never thought she’d be facing a lot more social challenges and My struggle was nothing as compared to hers.

If you’re a single mom you know being a single mother is not an easy task. It comes with its own set of challenges that are both financial and emotional.😫😢

With me and Sara there are Single mothers around the world face various social challenges that can be overwhelming at times. However, with the right support and resources, single mothers can overcome these challenges and thrive just like Sara and I did.

You may be amazed that the number of single mothers around the world increasing every year.

In the year 2023, there will be millions of single mothers who will be facing social challenges on a daily basis. The challenges faced by single mothers can vary from country to country, but there are some common challenges that single mothers face worldwide. Those social challenges are not gonna change in the future either, but what we can do is, help other single moms to be mentally prepared for those challenges and also help them to overcome those challenges earlier than I did.

If you are a single mother or know someone who is, this article is a must-read. It will provide valuable information and resources that can help single mothers overcome the social challenges they face as single mothers and achieve their goals. Thrive, single moms, thrive. you can do it. ✌️🙌

Here are some Common Social Challenges Faced by Single Mothers Around the World in 2023:

Social challenges faced by single mothers

Financial Challenges:

One of the biggest challenges faced by Sara was financial instability. Now she knows raising a child alone can be expensive, and many single mothers struggle to make ends meet. So be prepared because, n the year 2023, the cost of living is expected to increase, making it even harder for single mothers to provide for their children.

And why Sara faced this, even more, is because of covid-19 pandemic. So if you’re on the same page as Sara and still struggling then you’re in the right place. We know Many single mothers struggle to make ends meet and provide for their children due to a lack of financial support. This challenge has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with job losses and economic downturns affecting many families. We’ll get you covered there within a few minutes, for now, let’s continue with more challenges you might be facing.

According to the National Women’s Law Center, single mothers are more likely to live in poverty than any other group. In 2023, it is estimated that 41% of single mothers in the US will be living in poverty. The situation is not much different in other parts of the world. Single mothers in developing countries often face extreme poverty and lack of resources.

Lack of Support:

This was my biggest challenge. The Isolation. And it sucks more when society gets involved and makes it more challenging. You often lack emotional and social support. You may feel isolated and overwhelmed, which can lead to depression and anxiety.

In the year 2023, with the rise of social media, You may feel even more isolated and unsupported as you will surely compare your lives to the picture-perfect lives of others on social media. And that’s gonna take a toll on your mental and physical well-being. Without a strong support system, You may find it challenging to navigate the demands of parenting and work. I think 🤔 I was the same, but not anymore.

Lack of Time:

Not enough time for your kids? I know, time management is another significant challenge for single mothers. We often struggle to balance work and family responsibilities.

We have to work long hours to provide for our children, which can leave us with little time for ourselves or our children. And it’s literally frustrating. when you wanna spend your time with your kids and you have to work for an extra hour so that you can provide more for your child. Is it worth it? 🧐

In the year 2023, with the rise of the gig economy, many single mothers may have to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. And you know where it’s gonna lead you, less time for self-care and relaxation and more time to stress and burnout.


Ever felt this? Most of the time, right? Or maybe it’s just your thoughts.

No, Single mothers often face discrimination in the workplace. They may be passed over for promotions or denied opportunities because of their status as a single mother.

In the year 2023, it is expected that discrimination against single mothers will continue to be a problem in many parts of the world.

So now you know that single moms around the world are facing the same challenges as you are. We know these aren’t enough, there are many other social challenges which we are facing, but not anymore. We have found some solutions that might help you overcome these challenges. If you follow through with this actionable advice, I bet no social challenges gonna affect you from today onwards.

We often neglect the social challenges faced by single mothers, So here is some actionable support to overcome social challenges:

How Single Mothers Can Overcome Social Challenges:

Social challenges faced by single mothers

Seek Support:

First of all, stop fighting this battle alone. Because you’re not alone. We’re here as a community to support you and hear you. My friends always say, “You’re a good listener.”

So you know what you have to do first, ‘SEEK SUPPORT‘. You can join support groups or seek help from family and friends.

In the year 2023, there will be many online resources available for single mothers, including blogs, forums, and social media groups. And you can also join our single mother group where you can ask for support and share your thoughts. I wish I had this community when I started this journey and can share my day-to-day struggle and can even find the support and advice to overcome my fears.

Another way to overcome social isolation is by seeking professional help. Don’t take this lightly. A therapist or counselor can provide mental health support and help single mothers navigate their emotional well-being.

Get Educated:

Start educating yourself, my love. Your kids are watching!!😊

Education is the key to financial stability. Single mothers can further their education or seek training in a new field to increase their earning potential.

In the year 2023, there will be many online and offline educational resources available for single mothers.

Financial instability is a significant concern for single mothers, and it can be difficult to overcome without proper support and guidance.

However, there are several steps that single mothers can take to achieve financial stability. Seeking financial assistance from government programs, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can provide some relief.

Additionally, single mothers can look for job opportunities that offer flexible hours, work-from-home options, or part-time work. Budgeting tools can also help single mothers manage their finances better and reduce financial stress.

Managing Time and Childcare Responsibilities:

I hope you’re good at multitasking, I wasn’t. So I had to learn time management. And that’s where my journal helped me a lot.

Effective time management is essential for single mothers to balance their work and parenting responsibilities while finding time for self-care and relaxation.

Prioritizing tasks and delegating responsibilities to children, such as household chores, can reduce workload and make more time for rest.

Seeking help from family members, friends, or neighbors can also provide temporary relief.

Additionally, researching government-funded childcare programs that offer financial assistance to low-income families can provide affordable and quality childcare options.

Being a single mother can be challenging, but with the right support and resources, single mothers can overcome social challenges and lead a fulfilling life. Financial instability, lack of support, lack of time, and discrimination are some of the common challenges faced by single mothers around the world in 2023.

However, by seeking support, getting educated, and Managing time effectively for themselves, single mothers can overcome these challenges.

It is important for society to recognize the struggles of single mothers and provide them with the support they need. Governments can provide financial assistance and create policies that support single mothers. Employers can create family-friendly policies and provide flexible working arrangements. Communities can create support networks for single mothers and promote inclusivity.

Being a single mother is a challenging but rewarding journey. With the right support, guidance, and resources, single mothers can overcome the challenges they face and create a better future for themselves and their children.

Remember to reach out for help, prioritize self-care, and stay positive. Single mothers are strong, resilient, and capable, and they deserve recognition and support for their hard work and dedication.