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May 26, 2023

In this episode of Change It Up Radio, Paula Shaw is joined by Amy Scruggs, a Media Executive, TV host, Recording Artist, and Public Speaker, who helps others communicate a concise and professional message for network TV, podcast, social media, or in person public speaking appearances. They discuss the unique challenges, experiences, and grief that one struggles with as a single parent.


Some key topic points covered in this episode include:


  • The unique grief, challenges, and triumphs that come with being a single parent
  • The emotional turmoil of navigating difficult relationships/marriages
  • The decision-making process that's involved when children are in a harmful environment
  • The potential emotional toll on children when remaining in an unstable situation
  • The balance of weighing physical necessities against emotional well-being
  • Navigating early motherhood and personal growth simultaneously
  • The impact of the economy and financial instability on single parenthood
  • Maintaining positive relationships with ex-partners for the sake of the children
  • Understanding and managing grief and regret as a single parent
  • Creating opportunities amidst challenges, despite the hard times
  • The creative approach to single parenthood in the face of financial crisis
  • The complexities and challenges of blending family and work life
  • The importance of acknowledging and addressing the sacrifices and struggles of the children
  • The necessity of emotional support and acknowledgment of humanness in single parenting



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