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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Teen Mom


My name is Jennifer, I got pregnant when I was 17 years old with a guy I was with for almost 4 years. We had a great relationship and decided to have a baby. I love my child with all I have and I do not regret anything. Motherhood is very stressful, hard and time comsuming expecially at a young age. You may think you are ready but most likely you are not. It is wonderful joy but you can wait untill your older, with a job and a stable man. My daughters father is no longer in the picture and infact having another baby already(my daughter is 5months) so I really do not expect him coming around. In simple words just wait, it will give you and your child a better life.

Jennifer






Being a Teen Mom isn't easy but you will survive!

I was 15 years old when I found out I was pregnant.When Me and my boyfriend first found out we were so shocked we couldnt believe it! We were only dating for 9 months but were sooo in love. When I told my parents they were shocked and disappointed but told me they would help and support me and they couldnt see me destroying or giving away their first grandchild so they told me I had to keep it. My pregnancy went wonderful and I had a healthy baby boy on 2-8-08 7 days before my due date! The moment was very special my parents and boy friend were in the delivery room soothing me through the pain. I graduated high school 5 months early through home-schooling and so did my babys father. We have not made the decision to get married yet because there is no rush yet he lives at my parents house so its like were already married lol. Our little man Jayden is already 2 yeard old and me and my boy friend will be going on 4 years together! I attend community college and so does he and we are doing the best we can.. I have am going to school to become a RN and with such a huge amount of family support I will be able to accomplish my goal. Me and my boyfriend take care of our son 100% and my mom always loves the idea that she actually get to be a garndma and not his mom. But I just wanted to tell my story because I is really hard to take care of a baby and focus or your dreams but its not impossible to accomplish them.Being a mother is so rewarding that everything you do is to make a better life for them! So be stong
Shannon

shannon






a lot of losses one HUGE gain

hi, my name is lissa and i found out i was pregnant when i was 16. the father was a guy i knew for a long time. i was 1 month pregnant when i told him. the first thing he said was " what??" then he went on to say that it is partly his fault i am pregnant and he will definately be in his babys life. we stayed together. the next step was telling my parents. my mom was very upset because she was a teen mom she kicked me out for 1 week then she said " i know how it is, so i will help you" she was a teen mom aswell. she had me when she was 19. my dad was very dissapointed. his little girl was PREGNANT!! i cried for about a month, because i made my parents dissapointed after all they did for me. he just said we all make mistake, so if you think your old enough to have sex, your old enough to take are of the baby. he said hell help me though. 5 months later i found out i was having a boy. people at school were definately talking!! i never really cared what people said. then my due date came and passed. i actually had the baby 1 week passed my due date MARCH 27 2009. his name was XAVIER. my bubba, lol. i love my son so much. when he was 3 months his father told me he cant be with me anymore because he feels he doesnt feel the same way he did before. i cried for a whole week. the father of xavier is still coming by twice a week to see him. he is trying to help me finacially. i am now living in my own apartment. im doing fine. i am getting an education at a community college. i have my familys support. i always say i love the father of my son for giving me the best gift in the world,,, XAVIER.

lissa






Experience is a Hard Teacher

I got pregnant when I was 17 years old, I was so happy due to the fact that it was from my first love in high school. I had dreams of us being together forever, through thick or thin. But I was wrong! We broke up after our third child and after 10 years of being together. I struggled alot and had gotten evicted many times due to the fact that I didn't have a high school diploma. I was depressed all of the time, and I tried to commit suicide, because no one likes to see their child hungry, and I was just a kid myself or at least what was left of one. I was fortunate because my father caught me and called 911. After they pumped my stomach I was sent to the crazy house (NO REALLY). There I was counceled and they kept asking me why I was trying to do something so permanent for a situation so temporary. I told them over and over my reason,but they kept saying that it would get better. I am 30 years old, I have 5 kids and it is still hard for me. But I count on no one, I struggled through all of my 20's and I was in and out of abusive relationships starting with the one with my kids father. He is in prison and my kids are just fine. I am in college now typing this story. Because, I want other people now what I experienced in hopes that they will not make the same mistakes that I did. Never let anyone ruin your life. I mean if you are not ready to become a mother, never let anyone talk you into it. Because it is not fun being poor and uneducated. Its not fun watching your kids go to bed without eating or not having enough to eat, and its not fun when your kids want something and you are not able to get it. I am the only one that stuck around and struggled with my kids. I am the one they come to when they are happy and when they are not. I am a good mom but it was hard!

Vikki






single and alone

I am 19 and have just found out that I am pregnant. I am alone now because my boyfriend of 3 months has got back together with his ex who he also has a kid with but he doesnt want to know and has basically ignored me even though I have told him that I am pregnant and i think he will want me to have an abortion if he even acknowledges me and my baby. I am scared to tell my family because I am the responsible one and should not be doing this.

Vikki







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