In Cassie Rajewich’s interview we discuss:
- Cassie’s story of becoming a single mom
- The struggle with her relationship with her daughter’s father
- Taking “the lid off” of her life when she left him
- Her “Golden Ticket” moment that made her make the decision to get out of the abusive relationship with her daughter’s father
- Turning things around: declaring bankruptcy, going to school, working, and being a mom
- Getting into and out of $45K in debt – by earning, saving, and budgeting
- How Cassie coaches and teaches other moms to do what she did
- What things out of all the things that single mothers struggle with are the hardest?
- The importance of being vulnerable and reaching out to get help
Cassie talks motherhood:
What would you tell an expecting mom about the experience of being a mother?
I would tell the expectant mom to have little expectations, be flexible while serving up large amounts of grace to yourself and your partner, if there is one!
What is the hardest part about being a mom? Biggest frustrations?
Sitting in the now. Resting and trusting in each of the seasons of parenting. I have had to really battle parenting out of fear. My children will have a story of their own to tell. Pain is a part of life. If it wasn’t for heartbreak we wouldn’t have the opportunity to know the true gifts of life, and that is what I really want my children to experience.
What is your favorite part about being a mom? What makes all the hard stuff worth it?
Their unconditional love and how much more of a better person they made me. It is because of the challenges and difficult times of parenting that I have had to dig deep and pull out of me the strength I never thought I was capable of.
Any tips, tools, and tricks do you use that you’d love to tell other moms about?
Family meetings have really reduced stress, nagging and helped with taking responsibility. And an action plan. They are really helpful in navigating family problems.
“Ten years of being a single mom and I struggled with finances. Big time. One bankruptcy and nearly $100,000 of debt. Sound familiar, friend? Because I’m not good at keeping secrets and because I don’t want you to struggle for as long as I did, I put together this list.
My top 10 secrets that helped me stay content and press on to get out of debt and stay there. I hope you are able to use a few of these, if not all.”
Coming in September!
This program is an eight month adventure for a select group of single moms offering an opportunity to form a sisterhood, while discovering how life can become even sweeter while parenting solo.
Inquiries for this and Cassie’s free 30 minute discovery session can reach her at: [email protected]
Cassie Rajewich, Unconventional Motherhood - Single Mom Coach
Cassie Rajewich is the creator of Unconventional Motherhood: Helping Single Moms Master the Mess. After ten years of mastering her own mess of single motherhood, she ditched the security and comfort of the life she had built, upped and left her residence of Las Vegas and made the move to Southern California where she began a new adventure, blending a family. She now helps other women navigate the sometimes difficult journey of single motherhood. You can visit her site at cassierajewich.com to learn about how she offers her heart and how to tips to help other single moms master their mess.