So this list is an overview of those common single mom struggles, along with some encouragements and suggestions to help you deal with them.
The most common life events that lead to single parenthood—death, divorce, etc.—upset more than just your marital status.
Let’s face it: you’re doing alone what was designed to be a two-person job.
Many boys growing up without fathers often feel angry and abandoned. Bill O' Reilly There's a lot of weight on the shoulders of a single parent, and that's taken a lot of energy away from me. I'm a single parent balancing motherhood and my career. Jody Watley For me, already being part of a single parent household and knowing it was just me and my mom, you'd would wake up times and hope that the next day you'd be able to be alongside your mother because she was out trying to make sure that I was taken care of. Le Bron James From stoplights to skyscrapers, turn anywhere in civilization and you will see imagination at work.Rick Moranis In 2013, 71 percent of black children in America were born to an unwed mother, as were 53 percent of Hispanic children and 36 percent of white children. Nicholas Kristof I can't imagine being a single parent or a single parent that doesn't have a lot of money.That's a big, huge impact on your life and your dynamic and everything - I mean, that's huge.Add to that the cost of hiring a sitter and getting out of the house for adult interaction seems almost impossible. There are lots of gray areas and the game changes daily as your children grow.
For married parents, there’s at least another adult to talk things out with, and to share the burden of making tough decisions.But I could not have raised her without my parents.