And we don't always have someone patting us on the back to say, "Great job!" So it means a lot when someone says your son has such good manners and seems to have mastered the art of sharing his toy cars.In some instances, single mothers give up on their dream of owning a home because of financial constraints caused by only having one income.Although national programs catering to single moms are not available at this time, alternatives are available to assist financially and provide guidance on the home-buying process.Honestly, it doesn't even matter how anyone becomes a single parent.Since becoming one myself, I have connected with other single parents and we usually don't exchange Single Mom War Stories — those super-detailed timelines of how we even got to where we are — until we are way more comfortable with each other.(i.e.Even if I can't make it, it feels nice to know that my presence is still wanted.6. Yes, most moms have this secret Spidey sense, but it's particularly sharp for single moms.Perhaps it's because we live in a consistent time crunch so we have to quickly filter out anything shady.
By the end of the day, there's not much energy left to do anything but pass out in my bed. That's 48 hours or more because last-minute anything probably isn't realistic.
Or perhaps it's because there's not a partner around to have these discussions with so we get really good at evaluating options ourselves and trusting our guts. I stayed up to feed and soothe him during all hours of the night and woke up early each morning to get him to the babysitter before I went into the office.
Whether the bullshit comes from an employer or our kids' dad, we know when what you're proposing isn't actually going to benefit our families (and that's really what we consider in every decision we make).7. When my son was about 8 months old (and still not sleeping through the night), one of my friends volunteered to watch him so I could get some sleep, and I told her no. I did all the laundry, washed the dishes and prepared our food.
But, there is no need for you to pepper us with your comments about how hard it must be and you don't know what you would do if [insert husband/partner's name here] weren't around.
God forbid you might have to stay up all night with a baby on your own and get to work in the morning on time! I still can't figure out why people assume that single people with kids can't be happy.