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Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club


Photograph courtesy of Lionsgate Publicity

Terri was invited as a guest of Lionsgate to a pre-screening of The Single Moms Club

Parenting is hard, regardless of who you are! This is no secret to anyone with kids. I think we all know it is infinitely harder for single parents. The Single Moms Club, dedicated to Tyler Perry’s aunt who raised 4 boys by herself, honors these supermoms that have to do it all by themselves whether they want to or not.


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I know that parenting was nothing like I imagined it would be. I admit that I was a much better parent before I had children! While we all adore our babies, no-one tells you how much work and effort they take and believe me, they take everything, your emotions, your mind, your body. Everything is captured and channeled into these beautiful creatures that we love so much but it is hard. We want so badly to do right by them but we are, after all, just human. We are not always patient, we are not always the perfect parent and we get tired, so very tired. When I first had my babies, I remember looking out the window every evening at 6:00 waiting for my husband to come home from work. Where the heck is he? I desperately needed that downtime to reset, recuperate, and remember who I was outside of being someone’s mom. What happens when you don’t get that down time? How much harder it must be for single moms who come home tired from a full day’s work and still have to muster the strength and energy it takes to be there as mom and dad for their kids!


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The Single Moms Club is about friendship, support, and the difficult task of child rearing. It raises questions such as; can a woman have it all? When is the right time to introduce my child to a new man? How do I deal with a difficult ex-spouse? How do I keep my kids on the right path? How do I do this all by myself?

 Photograph courtesy of Lionsgate Publicity

Photograph courtesy of Lionsgate Publicity

What I love about Tyler Perry films is that he finds the humor in the tragedy without undermining its importance. Comedians Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cocoa Brown, and Terry Crews are nothing less than hilarious! There are so many funny scenes intermingled with the real life drama of these women. It makes the layers of the story come together in a very entertaining way. One of the funniest scenes is when Hillary (Amy Smart) attempts to enlist Peter’s help (Ryan Eggold) on a school project. Peter explains that he can “pound wood” and Hillary gladly agrees to let him know “how she wants it”!

We all know Tyler Perry is funny but his movie will have you crying in your popcorn too. There are some very real moments in the film, particularly with Ricky (Massai Z. Dorsey) who is crushed by the absence of his father. If you’re not crying here, you may not be human. We can also all relate to the heart wrenching realization that we have let our child down. We unintentionally can make the wrong decisions because moms are not perfect and neither are their children.

Photograph courtesy of Lionsgate Publicity

Photograph courtesy of Lionsgate Publicity

I think one of the main points of the movie, in addition to honoring single moms, is that all moms need each other. We are not all the same. We do not all have the same values and we are certainly not all leading the same lives but we all need support and the very best support comes from other moms who know what you are going through.


All in all, this is an entertaining movie that everyone can appreciate. Even if you are not a parent yet, it is a good snapshot of what parenting can be like and besides that, it’s funny!

So grab a glass of wine and let’s toast to all moms everywhere, wherever you may be and whatever you’re going through, we have your back and let’s give a special nod to the single mom’s out there that are doing it all and doing it well. Here’s to you!

Terri Garcia has been a Southern California girl since the age of two. She has lived in Los Angeles County and both North and South Orange County. A stay-at-home mom and confessed “pinaholic”, she loves all things creative. She believes in giving back and practicing random acts of kindness. She finds joy in creating thoughtful, creative gifts, traveling, historical fiction and most importantly being mom to two very active boys. Similar to the Little Red Hen, she likes to do things herself; although in the end, she will happily share the homemade bread with family and friends.
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  1. What a great movie loved it i laughed then i cried it there 2Thumbs

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