My latest podcast guest is the author of the single parenting memoir, “Three of Us”, by Summerlin Conner. The memoir is a “brutally honest, often hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking memoir of one mom’s adventures in single parenting”.
What we talked about
(0:51) Summerlin talks about what prompted her to write a book about her single mom experience.
(2:48) Jen tells about some of her “me too” moments while reading the book. Notably when you realize you don’t have anyone to write down as emergency contact and suddenly you have those forms in front of you.
(5:01) Summerlin and Jen talk about those early years as a single parent when you face the weekends alone when the kids go to their dads and the house is too quiet.
(7:17) How reentry from one house to another is difficult for kids and how we as parents often overlook this.
(12:17) Summerlin tells a great story about how she actually fixes her own car like a real mechanic when she was desperate and strapped for cash.