Church hosts day of pampering for single mothers

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PLEASANT HILL, Mo. -- Being a single parent is known to be one of the hardest jobs on earth. It is a job with too many titles for just one business card. On Saturday, one metro church recognized the single mothers living in our community with a day of pampering.

Echo Church in Pleasant Hill celebrated single mothers with free massages, makeovers, family photos and more. A recognition mother Carrie Parker said makes a big difference.

"Everybody just has so much time during the day and trying to maneuver that balance and you have to dedicate 8 to 10 hours a day to go to work let alone come home and got to practice, put food on the table and just have some downtime with your children," said Parker.

Tiffany Salomon, one of the organizers with Echo Church, said more than 100 mothers attended the event.

"They can come here and a community of other single moms and know they they are not alone. They can connect with other women and share their stories with them and just know that there are other people like them," said Salomon.

While Parker's business card may read "Travel Coordinator," she said it is the work she does in her "off time" which makes the biggest impact.

The church said the day was such a success, they plan on doing it again next year.