Does bieng a single mom ever get easier?

Brianna - posted on 04/26/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Or will it stay this way till I get married and get some help????

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Aurora - posted on 04/27/2009

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I know that you mean. Even though my sons father is in his life I know that he as in my ex husband won’t always be there when my son needs him, My son gets a lot of male interaction with my brother and especially my father and now even from my boyfriend, I know there isn’t a real substitute for a father I know this because I still wish it were my ex out there playing with him instead on my brothers and boyfriend all I can really do is hope that he can get as much out of them. The best advice I can give you is to try and find that kind of nurturing from your brother if you have any or from your father. When I started dating again I knew I wanted a man that was good with kids.

Emily - posted on 04/26/2009

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i agree. you have it in your head that everything you do, you do it for your kids. that keeps me going. from going to school and working full time, i am also a fulll time mommy. i am just used to to him coming with me everywhere i go. friends and family are great if they are around. even if they just come to your place and just hold them or feed them and you can get things done. i would not want this anyway. my son will grow up with no confusion of the decisions i make. being a single mom is worth every minute of it. it will get easier.

Brianna - posted on 04/26/2009

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Quoting Leslie:

It's hard but remember you do it for your baby. I'm very lucky to have my family's support. do you have friends or family available to help? sometimes even having someone helps a little. Though you may think that having a husband may help it might not with the wrong person. Besides as a single parent you are able to make all the decisions about your child without having to talk to your spouse about it.. You will have bad days but remember there are also good.


Yes I do have family and friend support, but what I'm talking about is I need help in aspects that I cant possibley do on my own, such as disaplin and then what about all that man stuff that he will need to know when he gets older. I have read A LOT of book on how to raise boys and children and they say that a boy should have a male figure in their lifes starting from age 14 monts or so... and right now I've got nothing for him and he is 2! I'm more concerned with the aspct of having a male role model in his life more then anything, and that is where the stress and frustration comes from because I know as a parent I want to make sure  I do all I can to teach him how to be a good God fearing man and I as a woman cant teach a man that.

Latoya - posted on 04/26/2009

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Yea it will eventually get easier as the child(ren) gets older so dont worry to much nor stress yourself it gets easier.

Leslie - posted on 04/26/2009

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It's hard but remember you do it for your baby. I'm very lucky to have my family's support. do you have friends or family available to help? sometimes even having someone helps a little. Though you may think that having a husband may help it might not with the wrong person. Besides as a single parent you are able to make all the decisions about your child without having to talk to your spouse about it.. You will have bad days but remember there are also good.

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