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.
15 and pregnant
i dated a guy i thought was great and let him talk me into having sex and not using a condom and not 11 monthes later I HAVE a 6 week old daughter. hes not involved because he does drugs and the highest grade hes completed is eighth
A baby at 13I was your average typical teenager, having fun with my friends and drinking from time to time. I was at my friend Darlenes house when I had first met her brother, James. I thought James was the nicest and cutest man I had ever met and I wanted to be with him more than anything. One night we were partying at Darlenes and I decided that the only way to get James to like me was to lose my virginity to him. Turns out that James isn't a big believer on condoms but I thought that I would be fine and nothing would happen to me (my family has had problems having children in the past.) About a month later, when my period should have been coming around, I didn't get it..but I figured, my first time having sex, my cherry is fully popped so maybe I am just not going to bleed for a while. About 3 weeks later, I was scared because I hadn't gotten it yet, I went to Darlene and tried to explain to her what had happened and suprisingly, she was very supportive. She took me to Walmart to get a pregnacy test, and it was confirmed, I was a pregnate 13 year old. We then next went to James who didn't want anything to do with it, he claimed it was my choice and that (him being 17) didn't want anything to do with this child. I decided that it was my choice to do what I had done and I was not going to punish a human life for it. I had the baby Brian about 9 months later and I love him more than any other person I have ever loved in my life. I'm sharing my story because, even though I had a baby at one of the youngest ages you can have it, I still am going to try to complete my life with Brian by my side the whole way. I hope that all you single mom's love your kid as much as I do and I hope that it goes well for you all as much as it has me. I wish you all luck and the courage to find your way and the courage to make your babies life one of the best lifes out there. I wish you all the best of luck and I love my baby more than anything, and I hope you can say the same thing.
Life changing decisionI am 21 and I am 7 months pregnant. I didnt find out I was pregnant until i was alraedy 12 weeks gone. It was with a guy I'd onyl slept with twice and had barely gotten to know, my first reaction was to have a termination and i booked it and everything, But then i just couldnt do it, the idea upset me so much.my family were so supportive and made me realise I could go ahead even though it seemed like its not the right time to have a baby. Now i cant wait! I have spoken to him and he's still shocked I think, but I hope he wil come round and be a suportive father, But if he isnt i know I will be ok .
things happenMy name is Nicole and i am 25 weeks pregnant with a baby girl who is due on february 1st, i am 17 years old amd this is my second time being pregnant, i never went threw with the first one, its funny cuz i've only had sex with 3 guys and 2 of them i got pregnant with, anyway, my babys father and i met in the summer of 2005, and wen i first saw him i was totally not interested my friend had made out and stuff with him once when she was drunk like a year before i met him and i said to her "what were u thinking". Now here i am having his baby haha.
We started datin november 4th 2005 because we thought it would be fun to date we just said to eachother outta nowhere one day that we should date and he asked me out the next day, and the day after that i was very drunk and had sex with him, which i shouldnt have, but like alot of girl i liked it and we broke up a week later but he kept sneakin into my house and we'd have sex and hed stay the night till my mom weent to work, hes 17 also and has lived on his own for over a year. we did that whole sneakin around thing for about 2 months till i thought i could be pregnant and than we stopped but he told my best friend hed be around if i were but i wasnt, n than a few weeks later we started to go back out again.
That only lasted a couple weeks, and still after that we kept havin sex than i went back out with my ex, becuz i felt that he only wanted me for one thing so i went back out with my ex, than he started tellin me how much he wanted me and was depressed and stuff that i wasnt with him, so me n my ex stopped seeing eachother and we started having sex again, but i still felt like nothing to him than i started feeling weird and i told him i thought i might be pregnant he said he'd be there i went and got the test and it was positive, i told him wen i got home, and he said hed come see me the next day and he did, but he was mad becuz i told people i was pregnant, and he asked why, and i told him they would know sooner or later, and he said not if u get an abortion, but that idea would never come into my again. He left very angrily than started tellin people it wasnt his. But most of them were just gettin mad at him cuz they knew it was, than he told me he was sorry and we talked on the phone for a while than he came over the next day to see me, and acted nice and than we had sex. He called me that night and i told him i couldnt see him the next day becuz i was goin camping for the weekend, and he ended up coming with us, and it was great fun, he asked me out on the weekend we were there and we were inseperable for about a month, my mom was very supportive and my dad by the way, and i almost moved in with my baby father until he started ignorning me and we broke up, he didnt talk to me at alll for 2 months maybe the occasion hi on msn or something but other than that it was nothing than in september he started calling me from time to time asking how i was doing, and me and him started seeing eachother again but than he did the same thing, he left and didnt talk to me for a long time, until he was drunk one night called me to drive him home and i stayed with him there to make sure he was okay cuz he was pretty drunk and i just care to much, and we ended up havin sex, and he workin outta town for a month now, but it made us closer, we text message eachother probably about 50 times a day, and he came with me to my ultrasound on october 13th and saw our baby and i think that changed him, he named her chloe, and he seems really excited, and now he has an idea and wont tell me what it is, but being able to talk to him and for him to be around is great, but wen i was without him and single and had no one, it was the HARDEST thing i had to do, having to watch someone u love not even care about you or the child he created is hard, but some of them do eventually come around, so for anyone out there have some hope:)
young with a babyim 19 yrs old..and i have a wondeful son ..hes my whole world..i met the person who i thought i was gonna be with forever but it didnt turn out that way.. just before my 17 birthday i found out i was gonna be a mother it was a hard thing to go thru by myself..but i pushed myself to make it without the babys father..but im proud of how far i can do everything on my own..so i just want to say its alot of hard work but its all worth it
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