Single Moms

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.

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My baby boys

I got pregnant at 18. When the father found out he was supportive at first but then disappeared. I had started dating a new guy and he had been a father to my son since he was 3 months in my belly. Now the state is forcing me to get child support from a guy who doesn't give a crud about anyone but himself. He parties, drinks, is a wreck less driver and is abusive. My fiance and I are fighting for this case. He does not want this guy a part of our sons life. We also have another baby boy together, who my first son loves dearly. It's been a tough road. Me and my fiance both work, go to school and still manage time for our baby boys Dustin (1), and Wyatt (2 months ).

Elise Carlson

successful mommy

I had my daughter when I was fifteen years old. I am 23 years old now and she is 7. It was hard for me as a teenage mother because I was still going to school. My parents were supportive though so I was able to graduate from high school on time and now I am in college. I graduate with my bachelors degree next year. I also have a son now and my two children are doing well. They are happy and healthy because I chose not to let being a parent stop me from succeeding in school. I'm not with my daughters father anymore though and even though my kids have different fathers they are both loved by my husband now. I wish I hate waited though to have children because my social life is pitiful. All my friends are still in the clubs partying and I stay home and go to work. But its worth it because I am happy with my kids. They are my world.


Pregnant at 14

I was a happy person. I had friends but I had one special friend. She was my BESTFRIEND. One day my cousin told us about this pills that made you feel good. Me and my BestFriend started to use them. We started using them. we came to a night that we took them and I had gotten rapped. I didn't remember anything that had happened that night. We had moved from that house. Later I started to have bad stomach ache and would throw up a lot. My mom had tooked me to the doctors and I had found out I was pregnant I was only 14. My mom cries a lot and so did I. I cried myself to sleep. I was scared because I don't know who had done it, I didn't know who the father was because I was stupid with the pills. When I found out I was 5 months and I didn't know who was the father my whole family found out they asked me questions. I seriously didn't know who was the father and I still don't. Child services had found out about me and asked to many questions and I said everything and that I didn't know who the father was they thought my story was a lie and I knew who the father was. They closed my case and later I had the baby. My family gave me all their support. But one thing I hated was that they always make fun of my baby because she was not the same skin color as me. They always tried to make up a name of who it could be. And know I'm 15 and I'm about to be 16 and I had all my family support and I still have the support of my BESTFRIEND and I Love her.


Hardships and Blessings

Hi, my name is Coleen and when I was 16 years old, I got unintentionally pregnant. My son is now 21 years old and I couldn't be more thankful for everything he has added to my life. It wasn't always this way, however. Things were much different in 1994, being a pregnant teenage mother.
It was the start of my junior year of high school and just like every other teenage girl, I was reckless and naive. I had a new boyfriend and we did everything together. About 6 months into the relationship however, I began feeling sick a lot and simply not myself. My body seemed to be changing and I didn't know what was going on. I came home one day after school and I contacted a cousin of mine who worked at a local gas station and had her pick up a pregnancy test for me. I knew I had to keep this quiet, because if my parents found out I knew I would be looked at by them negatively. Once I got ahold of the pregnancy test, I discovered what I dreaded to believe: I was pregnant.
From here I didn't know what to do. It felt as though my life was over. I knew I wasn't ready to be a mother, and I had no idea how my boyfriend would feel about this. I knew what I had to do, and I told him. This was the most difficult part of the pregnancy. He told me he was not ready to be a father. He told me he was much to young and there was no way he could tell his parents. He decided to leave me.
From then on, I knew I was in this alone. My parents kicked me out of the house, and I had to find another place to stay. My grandparents were willing to take me in, but I had to pay a share of the rent. This caused me to have to drop out of school and get two jobs. From then on, I worked hard to give this baby the support he needed.
I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy and I look back now at the hardships the pregnancy caused me, but the blessings that this boy taught me. Being a teenage mother is hard and I made sure throughout my boys teenage years to stress the importance of safe sex and I hope that my story can reach out to teenage girls and show them that precautions and safety are important.

Coleen Jarads

My little boy

Hi Im Shannon but I go by the name shaay , Around this time last year I met a boy named Maj and we were off and on or about a year . Now im pregnant with a little boy . Im nervous but im excited to be a mom. His name is gonna be Tali Jaden Emil Shotwell . my baby`s dad doesn't know im pregnant and never will know . He is due in the summer


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