“Of all single–parent families in the U.S., single mothers make up the majority. According to 2017 U.S. Census Bureau, out of about 12 million single parent families with children under the age of 18, more than 80% were headed by single mothers.”
That’s an overwhelming amount of women who are raising children alone. According to statistics, single mothers are more likely to be poor and become the prey of abusive partners.
You see, many of us end up being single mothers for many reasons. Unfortunately, we live in a society who still looks down on women like us because, duh (you’re supposed to be married). But that is not the reality for many of us. Do not be ashamed of your circumstance because whether it was your choice or the choice of the other person… you are here, standing, kicking ass and trying your best every day.
As I get deeper into the topics of single motherhood – I first want to give a little disclaimer.
- This is for ALL single moms.
- My experiences and opinions are what drive my topics.
- I do have shared parenting with my son’s father, so my struggle will never compare to women who do not have the extra help.
- I will do my best to speak to everyone.
- This is not a place to shame anyone but uplift. However, I will be real with you even if sometimes you may not like my views.
- I’m not perfect – I will show you my ugliness too… please be kind.
- I am a woman first, then a mother… some of my topics will be about just being a woman in this crazy world.
- My mission is to inspire you to be the best version of yourself.
It’s taken me a long time to get here. My time of singleness has not only helped me grow but also taught me to be a better mom.
We are ALL striving to be more confident and that’s what this blog is about.
I hope you enjoy it!