My Choice: Becoming a Single Mother

I am a single mother of eight and nine-year-old girls. As you can imagine,  we often get asked the question "where is dad?"  Our answer is simple: "we do not have a dad."  Through the years I have come to realize that our very matter-of-fact tone seems to surprise and even sadden people as often they respond, "oh I'm so sorry." ...more

Why Motherhood is the Best/Worst Decision You'll Ever Make

You really do have to give a tip of your hat to American mothers.  Any way you look at it, we are pretty extraordinary....more
it's both the greatest and the worst, but you will never regret having kidsmore

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

I believe that my female ancestors must be smiling down on my daughter and me. Wherever they are, I sense that they are blessing my place in our lineage and the glory that my daughter will reap. This is because she will be free from the violence that has plagued these women through the generations....more

Single Mother, Yes. Victim? Never

My daughter is nearly a year old, and how the time goes by, a river that doesn't stop flowing. I wish I could capture some little drop of the water to keep forever, but that's not how it works. And there are some polluted parts of the river that I wish could be washed clean with the rest, but they come back and haunt me from time to time. ...more

I can't even with this shit.

Oh, you guys...I can't even with this. I saw this earlier in the day and wrote a short blurb on FB, but the more I think about it, the angrier I get.  Is this mother really this clueless?  She says, “For me, I don’t believe for a second Adam did it."  She thinks his brothers did this to him?  The bastard admitted that he did it, and she's still protecting him....more

You've Come A Long Way, Baby

I very rarely, if ever, give myself enough credit, but I have, indeed, come a long way.  I've come a long way from: The frightened, ashamed, in-shock woman I was when I realized I had to call off my engagement when I was only 2 months pregnant and proceed as a single mother by choice. The justifiably angry woman I was during 7 months of gestating all by myself because I had no one to take care of me during a time when most women are cared for with an abundance of love and attention and made to feel special. The mother of a newborn; alone, exhausted, riddl...more

Moving On

"Moving on, no matter how much it hurts, is our way of loving ourselves enough when others don't." - Issa Mas...more

I will not accept that this is my life

Push Play and read on..... ...more

Mississippi's Role in The Lives of Single Mothers and Their Kids

Single mothers do not always have it going for them. From time to time, they often reach a dead end when it comes to raising a kid with little or no income. More often that not, they struggle just to make ends meet.Since the economy is not doing great as well, money matters can take a toll on most single parents. The state of Mississippi recognizes this and offers financial help to single mothers within the area. ...more

Single Mothers, I Applaud You!

my husband has been sick in bed all day. and it was my very last day of class today {forever} maybe thankfully, my husband doped up on dayquil and i was able to go to my classbut when i came home, my husband crawled back into bed and i was left alone to with the little monster...more
Just joined and saw this...All I have to say as single mom is...THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!more