It would be so different to come to the title that says… Explaining to us parts of your life and along the way sharing with us that you have a son and maybe nothing at all about your relationship status. Those people that get married, have children, and STICK TOGETHER, are entitled to all the respect and prestige. Single parents, while I don't believe they should be ashamed of themselves, are deserving of less respect and prestige as married couples with children. Nor will you have a house or any land to pass down to your child. What about Widows, are their children not going to amount to anything? At least now, when I feel lonely it’s because I’m on my own, not because I’m with my unavailable partner. PS-Now I can buy my favorite juice AND actually drink some of it….. I do not feel so desperate to meet another partner as I did the first time around and that is a huge relief.
I feel that your blog is a way of saying: "hey, look at me! " Now, I don't want to be cruel, but you should know that your child will have less options than a lot of others. I'm not sure you are aware of the gravity of your situation. What…if a child has no Dad ,they can’t have a great life? My ex drank a large carton of juice at a sitting, and never did any shopping let alone contributing finacncially, so I gave up buying it. The hardest thing about being a single parent is feeling lonely and having low or what felt like no self-esteem.
He’s tall, he’s dark, he’s handsome and he’s absolutely wonderful. Single Mama: A Personable Blog Inspiring a Community I applaud you Ms. I too believe there is nothing a woman can’t do especially when she is driven by the love of her child. My memoir about raising my kids alone is coming out next month with Rodale, Bedtime Stories: Adventures in the Land of Single-Fatherhood. I can relate to the idea that you are here, using this as an outlet, as I understood in your video post. It explained…why you were apparently so focused on being single. I felt like you were confident in yourself, and that is pleasant. When I started this blog I wrote only about single motherhood. I guess this is what struck me most about your post, at first. Single Mama superstar =)I forgot to tell you I added you to my blog roll a while back…maybe some day I’ll make yours too, thats a very impressive line up you got =) Thanks for adding i Heart Single Parents there! I knew when you had first visited and commented that perhaps, you hadn’t read my musings on how much I love being single – so no worries. And yes – funny how people think singles always don’t want to be single – quite the opposite sometimes. I am a single guy with no children, so not really an expert on most issues posted here, but I do know a single mom whose beauty, grace and depth are only matched by her love, sacrifice and dedication to her child.
In fact, I had accepted the fact that he may never show up and had become quite content with that fact. And – update – how we got married here.—–All you have to do is become a Facebook fan. Seth and I, now happily married, blog about blending our families at Beautyandthe Past media appearances/interviews include: Start with my Frequently Asked Questions page. Visit Cement Marketing.com, my Web Development, Search Engine Optimization and Social Marketing firm in Columbus Ohio for my blog on social and search marketing.—-My blog was listed as one of the Top 100 Must-Read Blogs by Women by My alter ego “Mia” blogs about the weaker moments and darker sides of single motherhood . Reply Hi there: On Saturday January 12, 2008, I officially became a single mother of NO ONE under 18. It doesn’t matter, because as long as you and they are alive, you will always care, worry, cook, laugh, etc. I have been single since my daughter was 4 monthsold. I am very proud of it and would love to hear what you think. And despite its funciton in your life, regardless of how you act aside the site… Also, I did not see any hate comments up, but instead some compliments, and of course just like women, men love that! Now it’s taking on a life of it’s own and I’m realizing that there’s a lot to write about … This is why I gave all that advice, which obviously could have easily been percieved as being way to ‘telling’. Replywell msm…it’s ‘ Tracy ‘….I moved ( as per your suggestion) and I made sure you are STILL on my blogroll (and didn’t make any tranfer blunders! So I decided to write a poem about single Mother’s and it applies to all you single Moms out there, the true hereos of society who do not recieve the applause given to movie stars and athletes, but deserve so much credit.
It’s very nice to see a women that “survived” a less than perfect relationship and is willing to share the details of her life as she moves on. but what I am saying is that this is a personal aspect of your life that unfairly stresses responsibility when people really would just like to know your name. I have no regrets and for the first time I’m completely comfortable in my own skin! Thank you for being a strong voice for all of us single parents out there. Reply I have to say in the middle of a bad economy…tons of layoffs…being a single parent which is never easy.even tougher now.
You serve as an inspiration for some and an enigma for others. I think this may turn more men off then it attracts. I am up late because I am trying to find additional income outlets.one can do but soo much online activities…and then I start looking up single mom outlets…and I stumbled on your site and have been wrapped in it for atleast 40 minutes…and most things give me instant ADD so this is a record. Reply Wow – 1st to somewhere above comment from ‘Ben Dover’ – well it is obvious what a narrow minded, judgmental person it takes to write such crap.
I am a single male with no children, never married so in all honesty I know very little about children or single motherhood.
I found this site because I have a friend who is a single Mom and I thought this would help me understand her plight a bit better and it sounds like she has had experiences similiar to many of yours- The biological father of her child abusive, not paying child support etc etc.
____I find this site very interesting and I find society really gives single mothers a bad rap, treating them with disdain as lacking morals, especially in those states that are filed with the religious right.
Reply____So keep up the good work as you have helped this guy understand a little bit about Single Mothers and all of you should take a bow for the sacrifices you do for your children, especially in this horrible recession in which the government only likes giving money to rich bankers who got us into this mess in the first place.____Also, that woman who sent the hate letter says much more about herself than you with her statements.
And, even though being a single mom is by far the most challenging circumstance anyone can imagine – I’d never want it any other way, and he’s the reason why. I did not mean to sound so assertive as an observer, nor like a rambling blabber-mouth. I am the single mother of a two year old little girl, and our stories are very similar.
I’m a single mom but I’m also a single woman, a writer, a novice photographer and a blogger. Please help Reply Thank you all for your votes of confidence…makes my day, every day to know that there are so many of us out there…enjoying and making the best of our single parent adventures. I thought you were a man…but then though you signed, Rachel. I was just surprised because I had an impression of your having built up a pretty deep avatar about being single. But the real reason why I stopped to say hello is that maybe you would be interested in some entertainment. I just published a book called, Guy Talk, Girl Talk by Sal Marino. I am new to the blogosphere, and I am finding strength and solidarity with my other fellow single mamas!
Either way, I just wanted to thank you for “putting yourself out there”. Obviously, we are going to find out if you have children, and I am not at all saying… In just 40 minutes reading your site made me feel I wasnt soo alone, I mean there are tons of “single parent” things online…but none nearly as entertaining and relate-able as yours! I’ll tell you the same thing I tell every man (always men by the way) who leaves comments like this on my site: I agree with you – children need fathers but when the father is absent by his own fruition that makes it quite difficult for us, now doesn’t it? I’m 26 and dating a 32 yr old mother of a 6 yr old. We are on are 4th date this week and this information has helped a lot. I should know I was married to one – one who beat and strangled me in front of our kids.