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.
My name is Maureen and I'm 16 years old. I met my boyfriend, Jared 6 years ago. We were in a relationship on and off for 4 years. He always hung out with some bad people, but he was never a bad person. He knew how to stand up to his friends. I got pregnant the end of my Freshman year and Jared was in his Sophomore year. I told my brother, Andrew because I live with him. The day after I told Jared I was pregnant, him and his friends got into a huge fight with some gang members that picked on them. One guy in the other gang had a knife and stabbed Jared twice. Jared was rushed to the hospital but later died because of blood loss. Jared lost almost 3 pints of blood. I had Andrew drive me to the hospital to try and see Jared before he died. Right as I got to the room, Jared told he loved me and to never let go of our child. He took my hand and squeezed it as his eyes started to shut slowly. He died right there beside me. I made Jared a promise and I never intend to let go of it. I am now a mom of a gorgeous 3 month old named Jared Brayden Alexander Wallace Jr. He is the spitting image of his father. One day when J.J. is old enough, I will gladly tell him the life story of his father. I'm adjusting to my life as a mom, but I'm glad I don't have to do it alone. I have Andrew, and I have my best friends, Michael and Starr. I also have Jared's parents to help me because I have their grandchild. It's not how I pictured being a mom. I could've never pictured my life without Jared, but I just have to make the best of it for little J.J. and focus on school. I'm not going to drop out because I believe I can manage with all the help I have. I'm going to give J.J. the best possible life ever. I will tell you this though, I love being a mom, but if you can wait, just wait. There's no rush.
False Promisesim 20 and 38 weeks pregnant...i by far have had the worst pregnancy ever i want to blame it on my daughters father but i can only blame myself! we were only together for a year but it was like he was my soul mate he fed me a bunch of bullshit thinking we would have a family and a happy ending! soon as i was at least 3 months pregnant thats when eveything started! apparently all the cheating..the abuse both physical and emotional! ive found out he has a 3 year old son i never knew about and someone else claiming to be pregnant by him where the due date is 2 months after mine! in my heart i still wanted that fairytale so i stuck by him but now enough is enough my daughter will be arriving any day now ive been doing everything myself thus far and i will continue .....
Help from familyI'm about to be a single mother and having to save money has been hard,especially when my pregnancy was very unplanned. but thanks to the support of my family and friends i think i will be ok. my daughter will have lots of love from not only myself but also my family.
17 and pregnantIm 17 and just found out im pregnant, I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years but i dont know what he will do when i tell, its going to change both our lives and because im pregnant i dont think we can get our flat because the money will go on the baby, im debating whether to get a abortion but im so confused right now :(
We dont really discuss having children so I dont know how to even tell him.
Perfect Timing.I was a few days shy of my 16th birthday when I found out I was pregnant. That's definitely a birthday surprise. I was so scared. I told my boyfriend, Jack. He's was super supportive. I was so worried he would leave me. But he truely loves me and I'm grateful. Now, like every teenager, I have an issue. On the day of my third trimester check up, My boyfriend was running late. I was worried he wouldn't make it to see our baby. I called him, pissed and wondering where he was. Turns out while he was on his way to the hospital, he was in a crash. My boyfriend was about to turn the corner because it was his turn. But some other butthole decided to go and clipped him. He is now going on 6 weeks in a coma and I'm about to give birth to our son. I'm terrified. The only two people I really know will be there for me are my big brother Robbie, and my best friend Eric. I've lived with Robbie since our parents were killed in a plane crash. I was so scared Jack wouldn't wake up in time, if he woke up at all. I went into labor in Geometry class and I was rushed to the hospital with Eric and Robbie met us there. It took a good 4 hours before it was time to push. I was terrified because Jack was missing the birth of our son. Eric was there, holding my hand along with Robbie being my pushing coach. Then, 5 minutes later, this beautiful baby boy was there in front of me. Our son was here. Little Shane Daniel Curtis. 6 pounds, 4 ounces and 18 and a 1/2 inches long.
A few days later, I went to see Jack. I brought Shane with me so he could get a first glimpse of his father. When I walked in, I noticed Jack was sitting up and was talking to his doctor. His doctor said he had woken up late last night. I couldn't believe it. We had a family. I had the perfect ending. A terrible story, but the perfect ending. I am now a proud 16 year old mom of a very healthy 4 and a 1/2 month old boy. Jack has been taking it easy, but we finally have our family.
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