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Doing great by my lonesome
In January of 2007 I found out i was pregnant, it was one of the happiest days of my life. So like anybody i went to my no life baby's daddy and told him the news, of course it was a bad outcome. He denied the baby and claimed that it was his homeboys, anyway i kept being happy and taking care of myself, i was determined to have a healthy baby with or without him. In May i found out that i would give birth to a girl, i was so happy because a girl is what i wanted. I nevere had any contact with her dad or his family. On September 16th at 11:48 p.m my beautiful daughter was born. Her dad still denies her to this day and she is 5 mths. He has only seen her twice only because i ran into him. I am 17 and i have been doing great by my lonesome.
17,pregnant & scared.hi, i am 8 months pregnant and so far i have no one but my parents.
when i first started going out with my boyfriend i thought things were great we had been together for 3 months and he already wanted me to get pregnant. when we were already 5 months in the relationship he broke up with me. i hadn't gotten my period for 2 months and i was for sure that i was pregnant so me and my friends went to a clinic were i found out i was 2 months pregnant.
i was so scared about what i was gonna do, because my ex already had another girlfriend when i found out i thought the only thing to do was get an abortion. when i found out how much i had to pay and that i had to have my parents with me i started to freak out. i finally told my ex, and as soon as i told him he denied it. about 4 hrs later he called me and told me he wanted to see me, i let him come over and he told me everything was gonna be okay, he told me he was gonna break up with his girlfriend and started telling me allot of sweet things.
later in school i started seeing him with different girls and didn't like it. later i got really sick and my mom had to take me to the hospital. before we left my house i had to tell my mom i was pregnant. she started crying and told me that my dad who lived in california had warned her that if i ever came out pregnant i would have to leave the house. my mom supported my the whole way and told my dad she would leave with me.
when my ex found out i was in the hospital he went to visit and promised me and my mom he would change and to give him another chance. as stupid as it sounds i gave in and said yes. 2 months later he asked me to move in with him, in his grandmas house. i talked to my parents and it hurt them both but wanted to see me happy. i moved in with him and stayed with him for almost 3 months. those were the happiest days of my life.
after awhile he started changing, he would always complain about how he hated that he couldn't go out. i moved back with my parents 2 weeks ago except my dad doesn't know yet because he works in california. i dont know what to do because i hear that my babys daddy is out in clubs and is always drinking and having fun. im scared because he has threaten me about taking me baby, im scared and really nervous. i haven't been able to sleep for 2 weeks already.
the only thing keeping me strong is my future son..i cant wait for him to come to this world and me hold him in my arms..but i dont know maybe he is safer inside my stomach than out here in this crazy world..
SINGLE MOMMYIN MAY 7 2007 ME N MY FRIEND DISIDED TO GO TO THE CLINIC SO WE COULD BOTH TAKE A PREGNANCY TEST
WELL GUESS WHAT WE WERE BOTH PRENGNAT I CALLE MY BABYS DAD N TOLD HIM THE NEWS HE WAS SOO HAPPY I WENT TO HIS HOUSE
N TOLD HIS FAMILY THEY WERE HAPPY HE WAS TELLING EVERYONE I CAME HOME TOLD MY PARENTS MY MOM CRIED BUT WAS BEHIND ME
MY DAD DIDNT TALK TO ME FOR TWO MONTHS AFTER THOSE 2 MONTHS I FOUND OUT MY BABYS DAD DIDNT WANT TO WORK SO I LEFT HIM CAUSE HE DIDNT WATN TO HELP ME WITH MY BABY HE WANTED HIS MOM TO HELP ME I DIDNT SLEEP WITH HIS MOM I SLEPT WITH HIM AND I TOLD HIM NO WHEN I WAS 4 MONTHS I FOUND OUT BY HIS SISTER THAT HE HAD ANOTHER GIRL AND THAT HE WAS DENING MINE SO I STOP TALKING TO HIM WHEN I WAS 6 MONTHS I FOUND OUT HTE OTHER GIRL WAS PREGNANT I TOLD HIM HE TOLD ME SHE WASNETN BUT SHE REALLY WAS HE TOLD ME HE DIDNT WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH MY SON AND TO GO TO HELL ME N HIM
ON JANUARY 8 2008 AT 153 AM I GAVE BIRTH TO A BEUTIFUL BABY BOI AFTER 21 HOURS OF LABOR MY MOMMY N SISTER WHERE IN THE DELIEVERY ROOM WIHT ME MY MOM CUT THE CORD OF MY SON
NOW I HAVE A ONE MONTH BABY THAT I LOVE TO DEATH HE DOSENT NEED HIS DAD HE HASENT EVEN MEET HIM MY SON HAS MY LAST NAME AND IT SEEM SOO RITE
I LOVE MY SON YOSHUAH AIN CARRILLO
Its not all bad being a single motheri got pregnant july of 2007 i was hurt and mad at myself because i had plan on going to college and doing something with my life. i had to put all my dreams and college life on hold for a while. i was not afraid to tell the father of my unborn that i was expecting. we were together since 2003 and like all releationships we have had our ups and downs but at the end of the day we made it work because we knew that we wanted to be with one another.
he was excited and told me that the choice was mine what i wanted to do because he knew that i wanted to go to school and find a path of my own so one day when i did make the choice to have a family, i would be ready and at a point in my life where i was content. i made the choice to keep my son and i am happy that i did me and my boyfriend are doing great.
i had to stop working and to make sure that we have every thing for our child is working to jobs so that our bills will not get to far behind. he has really step up and prove that he is ready to take on the journey ahead of us. my family and friends are very supportive of us. i am planning to go back to school in jan. 2009 for Human services working with youth and tennage mothers.
we are awaiting the arrival of our son in a few weeks and we are both excited and happy about what we have created together.
My story is to encourage young mothers and fathers that everything is not bad and that there is some positive things going on in the world and being a teenage mother or father is not the end of the world. you just have to be ready and willing to hold your part of the deal and if your friend or so called lover bails out on you, remember that God will not put one through anything that they cannot bear.
Be good and thankful! God bless
pregnantWhere do i start... at 18 I met a guy...robert was his name...he was just supposed to be a summer fling....but like always, things don't go as planned....I got pregnant...just outta high school...and he already had a baby on the way with another girl....
well at first we talked about abortion....but once i heard that heart beat...i couldn't do it....He threatened to break up with me...and honestly i thought twice about keeping her....well i kept her....i love my lil girl to death....but my pregnancy was horrible....i gained just ten pounds....and she weighed just over 5 lbs....but march 12,2005 was the best day of my life...
As for her father...well i tried to make things work...but when my daughter was just seven months....he was expecting another....so eventually after too many times of heart ache i gave up....Then i met Fred....he swept me off my feet....Nevaeh loved him...and i felt complete....We started sleeping together right away....not using protection of any kind....
we were good up until november of 2007....I became pregnant...he seemed excited....but a couple weeks later he broke up with me....no reason....just one day didn't wanna be with me....he even went as far as to changing his phone number....i was devastated... i kept thinking about my past and how i was alone once again...and pregnant....Its hard...with one lil one...imagine two....but i gotta be strong for my lil ones....
what hurts the most is....going to appointments alone...and just the embarassment....Two guys and neither one of them took responsibility....Robert is now married with three kids and another on the way...and hardly sees Nevaeh.... Fred... well we talk but he is seeing other girls....and its hard...because i Love fred....
But to all u young girls who think it can't happen...think again.... i am now 21 and going on two kids...with two different father...and SINGLE...yea they may promise to be there....but like most promises...they get broken....
Just think before u act....
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