It's not easy being a single mom. As a single parent, you have to take on double the parenting duty. Other issues can make this even more complex. For example, some young moms write about what to do if my boyfriend is an alcoholic. Please share your experience and wisdom. As you will see, these problems require a great support system, time management skills and top-notch parenting techniques. If you have tips to share with other single moms or just want to help other single mothers and single parents out there, then tell us your story.
update on my previous story "The changes of m
Hello my name is Amanda and I'm doing an update on my previous story " The changes of my life ". My daughter Ellie is now a little over a year and a half, she will be 2 in august. I'm still married to my husband John and we are still going strong, of course we have our ups and downs, but everyone does. Last July we got our own apartment, it's been nice but once our lease is up (this may) we will be moving back in with my in law's so that we can save money and hopefully get a house.
I'm very fortunate to have such amazing support and have things going pretty good. My husband works a lot though so sometimes I get pretty lonely other than that things are well and I'm thankful that we have a steady income. I know sometimes things don't turn out great in the beginning but I believe that eventually things will get better so all you mom's and mom's to be out there stay strong and hang in there. We may be expecting our second child which is exciting and kind of scary to. I think it would be good for Ellie to have a sibling especially in the future not to mention that I would like more children at some point in my life, but it will be more difficult having 2 little ones to worry about. I believe we can do it though we have a strong support group however if I am indeed pregnant again I will be very nervous to tell my dad. My mom was always the one to do the talking and break the news so now that she has passed I have to figure out how to tell him myself. I'm thinking maybe writing it in a letter and having him read it while I'm not there,but I have yet to make any decisions not to mention I have to find out if I actually am pregnant or not. I do still miss my mom a lot but I try to keep it together and stay strong for my baby Ellie. I often get sad when I think of all the moments I know she would have loved to share with me, that we will never have together. However I know she is at peace and no longer in any pain so that is what matters most.
Again to all the girls out there stay strong I believe you can do it! I'd also like to say that I have a blog and if anyone would like to check it out or comment or just talk! anything please feel free to here is the link to it
I hope this works and that you guys can find it if you decide to check it out. I will update again later if I am pregnant again, I think this is a great community for us to come together. Good luck to everyone out there!
my little miriclemy baby girls lois and tali are now four mounths and they are still small but they are getting better.
anyway their dad was a loving man however this actually a rape story that turned good. he raped me we fell in love one thing led to another and well .... I became pregnant although I didn't actually find out until I was 20 weeks I hadn't been on birth control I hadn't even had irregular periods were completely normal, I dint put on any wait or get morning sickness well until I knew ...
only when I knew did I realise thati started to feel sick on mornings then eventually I was sick everyday from 21 weeks till 30 weeks because well all stories must have their bad points and tis is mine my babies were born 10 weeks prematurely when they were born they were tiny I could hold them in my hands one in each the were very badly deformed but I still love them endlessly
although when we brought them home me and their dad had a row I kicked him out and I know live happily ever after with my two little miricles
did I forget to mension I have miss carried before had still births and cot deaths if that had not of worked it would have been either ivf or adoption or become foster parents but I am sure as heck it did work
love all you single mums out their
An Amazing Race.Alright, my name's Kathleen and here's my story.
I was 17 when I fell pregnant to my religious boyfriend. We'd been dating secretly for almost 2 years. He's a year younger than me as well. The day I found out I was pregnant, I was mortified. His parents didn't really approve of us dating because his family is Mormon. I told him and he cried a little bit because his parents didn't even know we were dating, let alone that I was pregnant. We finally told his parents and they were mad. So mad. He was kicked out of his house and he moved in with me to help take care of the baby. We found out I was having a boy and we were ecstatic. I was 34 weeks pregnant at the time of my graduation. I got my diploma and as we were leaving, I realized my water broke. It scared me because he was 6 weeks early. My boyfriend called everyone, including his parents and told them the baby is coming. So we went to the hospital and I was in labor for 9 hours. I delivered vaginally, but the baby wasn't crying when he was born. The doctors took him away and he was barely breathing. They had to put him in the NICU and hooked him up to a machine to help him breathe. He had BPD, also known as Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. My boyfriend and I were devastated. We were scared our son was going to die. He had to stay in the hospital for about 6 weeks. After that, we could take him home but needed to come back frequently for check ups. Before we left, we had his birth certificate issued and everything.
Nathaniel Chester Thomas Underwood.
born on: June 2, 2013.
4 lbs. 8 oz.
18 inches long.
Nate is about 4 months old now, and he's as healthy as can be. We had a horrible scare with him, but it brought both families closer and it was a remarkable thing to overcome because we knew we could all fight it. I love my son more than anything in this world and I will do everything in my power to give him a memorable life.
my storyI'm now a mum to a beautiful baby girl and although im not with her father im soo thankful for this amazing blessing! She's my absolute world (:
15 months ago i fell pregnant, and didn't even know about it until i was 19 weeks. I was scared at first but excited at the same time, in my head was this fantasy of what it'd be like having a baby.
Little did i know, when i told my partner at the time, he ended leaving me with-in hours after telling him, he even asked me to lie to others about it and say that we'd broken up before i told him. That hurt! To think you know everything about one person to looking at them and asking yourself, who are you? It's heartbreaking.
Of course i was guttered and it took a huge emotional toll on me for months, i tried to hide it from everyone but i told my sister and then everyone knew. Which helped. It was out there, people knew so they knew not to talk about him around me which was heart-warming.
Throughtout my pregnancy i forced myself to be strong. I forced myself to move on. I knew that if i was able to convince myself im capable without him, id believe it myself. And thats exactly what happened.
Im stronger than ever, im happy because of this little girl i call my baby. Im a single mum and a good one. I was put through something i would never ask for anyone else to go through because it's that's heartbreaking. And nobody deserves it.
I'm 18. I was pregnant at the age 17, gave birth 3 weeks after my 18th to a healthy gorgeous baby girl. Im happy.
If anything i just wanna say teen pregnancy is preventable, and im strongly not encouraging termination im encouraging pregnancy prevention because being a young mum is no fantasy. We see society going cray-cray about celeb-babies but reality compared to them are two complete different stories. You will be judged! You will be scrutinized. You will fill with emotions and tears, confusion and frustration. It's no fantasy
Juniper and Piper .Hey , I'm Amandalyn I'm 17 and a mommy of 2! I had my first daughter. Named Juniper Brynnleigh when i just turned 15! And my second daughter Piper Kayleigh at 16!! My daughters daddy isn't in their life as much his mom take them for a few hrs on Friday. Juniper is 2 and Piper is 1. I graduated 6months earlier than my class and it was extremely hard with 2kids while your a kid yourself I literally never had any sleep . Relied on my mom for a lot yes I had a job through out my pregnancy both times and so I saved a lot of money but still my mommy helped a bunch! I've just started getting my sleep back with Juniper and piper sleeping through the night . Piper wakes 1nce for a bottle feed through tha night iam so blessed for my girls couldn't have had better ! My advice girls don't get pregnant especially having two kids there's so much to sacrafice for them so much to put on hold for your babies! GOODLUCK FROM ME JUNIPER AND PIPER..
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