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.
Single, Teen Mom
Three years ago at the age of seventeen I became pregnant with my first child. I was not in a relationship with the father of my baby, and when I told him that I was pregnant he said he was not ready to be a father and that he was sorry. It was very hard for me to deal with the idea of being alone with a child, still not graduated from high school.
Telling my parents was also very hard, but they supported my decision to keep the baby, stay in high school, and apply to college. I knew the only way for me to give my baby a good life was to finish high school and go to college to accomplish my dreams, so I could be a good role model for my child. About two months before the end of my senior year I went into labor when I was at home, thankfully, and 36 hours later I gave birth to my son Lucca David Elisha.
He has two middle names because I couldn't decide which one I liked better, so I just went with both. The father was not present for the birth, and I didn't want any of my family in the room with me, so I had a labor coach but other than that, I had him on my own. I was incredibly scared, but hearing my son cry for the first time was the greatest thing I have ever heard.
Now, three years later, Lucca is doing amazing, and I am in my Junior year of college, which is another one of my greatest accomplishments. Lucca has never met his father, and I have no idea where his father is now, but I would not change my life for anything. My son is my pride and joy, and having him has completely changed my life. Being a single mother was and is very hard, even with the help of my parents, but my son inspires me to be the best mother I can every single day.
Mommy Of Three Baby BoysHey my name us stashia im 18 years old (going to be 19 next month) , well i got pregnant with my first son at 16 me and my bd didnt really know each other before i got pregnant. But when i found out i was pregnant we tired to get to know each other and my mom and dad didnt suport me at all they kicked me out so i move in with my bd had my son march 15 2012 then when he was nine months we got pregnant with your second son still was together and happy as ever but it was ever hard doing just us two. Had our second son july 18 2013 now im pregnant with our third son due june 24 2014 and we are making it. I mean it hard people talk shit being young with three kids but i dont care it my life im living it they way i want to i wouldnt change it for the world. I Love My Family
update on my previous story "The changes of mHello 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.
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