Another single mom pep talk

Those things we believe in the hot molten core of us, that we lavish on a crying or raging or desperately lonely girlfriend, that we will profess in Facebook updates or in a workshop with clients or to our daughters – we need to hear them, too. Single moms need these reminders over and over because it takes some time and persistence to break through the thoughts on fast-forward, the scrolling to-do lists, the scripts for that dreaded talk with an ex, the "Mommymommymommymommy," the plans, the regrets, the movies we play over and over of times long past. Here are four to start your week, tiny thoughts with big impact about the you who is bigger, braver, even more beautiful than you let yourself believe too often.

 You are both courageous and beautiful. Also, super smart and styley.

You are both courageous and beautiful. Also, super smart and styley.

 Kickass words courtesy Emma Stone, image courtesy  Girl Boss .

Kickass words courtesy Emma Stone, image courtesy Girl Boss.

 Wise words from  Rachel Macy Stafford .

Wise words from Rachel Macy Stafford.