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Utah author hopes book inspires single moms

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Being a mom can be tough, but it is much tougher being a single mom. However, Karen Mecham, a Utah single mom, found a way to accomplish all her goals while raising five kids on her own.
Being a mom can be tough, but it is much tougher being a single mom.
 
However, Karen Mecham, a Utah single mom, found a way to accomplish all her goals while raising five kids on her own.
 
Mecham reflected her life in her new book called “Take Charge” to help other single mothers deal with their struggles.
 
“They don't feel people understand them unless you lived that life they don't feel people understand,” Mecham said.
 
Mecham was 40 years old when she got out of a broken marriage. She started her business career with five children to feed, half a college degree and no way to make a living.
 
That was when Mecham realized she needed to take charge of her life and finish her degree. She also started a foundation to coach women in need.
 
“I noticed all the people sitting around me most of them women were also single mothers like I was,” Mecham told ABC 4 Utah, “and though we're all sitting around here reinventing the wheel, why isn't there an organization that focuses on helping people become successful so I decided to start one.”
 
Her new book also takes the basis from what she has done in the organization.
 
“I wanted to write it so they could open it quickly find something they can do today that would help them move down the path of success,” Mecham said.
 
Her path to her own success is something Mecham will always be proud of, and she wants others to feel that pride too.
 
“If I can make somebody's trip down that path easier, that's great,” she said.
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