Even with the most difficult parts of single parenting included, my world has been on an uphill slope since my daughter entered into it.
I’d never thought about the what-if scenarios of my death. Mia’s a badass kid. She’s resilient. We’ve been through so much, I think she can make it through just about anything.
It was the one thing that worried me about raising a stepdaughter and biological daughter together.
It’s amazing how much motherhood can change you.
A few things have become normal in the last year that I probably wouldn’t have been paid enough to do without them if you’d asked me a couple of years ago.
I confess there really is no single motherhood. We are all just mothers.
I have been a single mom for most of my daughters’ lives, and there are a lot of things I’ve done when I only had 50 bucks in spending money a month.
He treats and loves the girls as if they were his own, but respects boundaries, knowing he is a father figure, but not their father.
At their worst single moms are associated with welfare, unkempt and unruly kids. The single mother is just keeping it together, just scraping by.
Regardless, it’s important to remember that stepparents are a type of parent, too—many, if not most, of us are engaged fully with the children in our lives.