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 Mini Soldier
I was 15 years old when i first started having sex, and 15.5 by the time I was pregnant. I was scared and didn't know what to do where to turn to, or who I could confide in. The baby's father and I knew we wanted to be together, and have a future with one another, but we just didn't know when exactly...Our parents were very supportive, his mom was mad but understood coming from teen pregnancies herself. &my parents they were supportive....it's 2 years later I love my son, he's truly my little soldier... his father is in the Military, and we're getting married next year so we'll all be able to live with one another, and be a happy little family. Though we're young we both stepped up to the plate took care of our responsibilities, and are doing what wer have to do! I love my boys<3
Single Teenage MomAs a child my mom never let me do anything. Going out on the weekends and partying was out of the question in my house hold. I had my few friends but their parents had strict rules too. As I was entering high school my mom told me that I could have my first boyfriend in the 10th grade. I was so happy it mean the world to me that I could. I met this guy and started talking to my mom about him; she never once mentioned sex or anything of that nature. She told me that I could have him over so I could meet him. We set up a day for him to come over and she liked him or at least that is the impression she gave off. She let me go over his house but she made it very clear that I couldn't go if no adult was not present at the time. His mom was never home and I didn't want to disrepect my mom by going over there and no adult was present so he came over to my house a lot. One day she walked in on us in the living room and we were sitting close on the couch, she right off the back assumed we were having sex. When she asked if we were having sex and we off the backed lied. By that time I wasn't pregnant. Me and him started having sex one month into our relationship, I later became pregnant 3 months into our relationship. I was beyond scared to tell my mom that I was pregnant; because this is when the show The American Teenager came out and she made the comment "I wish my 15 year old daughter would tell me she pregnant"...I was 15 at the time. Finally after a 4 months of knowing I was pregnant I finally told my mom and his mom. My mom wasn't the happiest camper but she stuck by my side the whole time. I had my son a healthy baby boy on July 22, 2009, and I made myself a promise that I wouldn't have anymore. After I had my son me and his dad had a falling out and broke up we were threw and I was not getting back with him. I switched schools to get away from him and met this other guy. He knew I had a son and he didn't mind. When I introduced him to my son he had a instant connection. He just made my day everytime he was areound my son and the way my son smiled when they played with one another. Me and this guy we had our ups and downs but mostly our ups. I celebrated my 16 birtday with him by my side and it meant the world to me. Me and this guy didn't start having sex off back like me and my ex did because I wasn't trying to risk becoming pregnant again. We waited about 6 months and started having sex. I became pregnant with my second child at 16 and I felt as if my world was coming to a end. I felt as if I did not only let myself down but everyone around me. I kept this pregnancy a secret for 6 months and I told my cousin to tell my mom about this one. She didn't take this one to well but not once did she give up on me. Today my kids are 2 years old and 9 months old. Im 18 years old and in my freshman year at college. I am majoring in nursing and minoring in birth to elementary school teaching. I feel as if I am way more than any statistic and I have no where to go but up.
me and baby!hey everyone my name is marissa, i am 18 and i have a daughter who is now 1 year old, its all started with a guy i met when i was 14 and working at a music store, he is 2 years older than me and i started working there because my friend worked there, but after about 2 months of me working there she quit so it was only me and dominic working there all the time, we got talking and became really close within a few weeks, we told each other everything, i fell in love with him so much, but he already had a girlfriend, so i never said anything, but they broke up when i was 16, he was so upset, and we accidently slept together, i thought it was a mistake because he had just broken up with a girl he loved, but i gave into temptation and we had a friends with benefits, after a while we dated properly but we had only started dating for a couple of weeks and we were still getting to know each other when i found out i was 5 weeks pregnant, we were both shocked, but we got through it and i gave birth to a baby girl alyssa jade at july 20 2010 when i was 17, we struggled for the first few months, when ally was 5 months old we moved in together and now 11 months later, we couldnt be happier, ally is walking and i do not regret a thing.
Single mom with no helpWhen i found out i was pergnant i was scared becuase i was 18 and my ex was 42 and after having him my mom called cas on me and they took him from me and now not haing the dad around to help get hime back i am doing it myself and t's very stress full and i hope that oneday girls an see that no matter what happends in life you can do it just put your mind to it and go!
scaredddddI'm pregnant. The father and I are real cool, we both love cars and always had the same mutal friends. So just recently we started having sex and boy was it awesome, but then my period didn't come on n I haven't been able to keep food down, so of course I took a test, once again I'M PREGGO. I told the dad and he was shocked and so am i. I'm so scared I'm going to the doctor on Friday to see how far along I am. I don't know what to do. My parents don't know and I'm only 17 and my babys father is 20 we both have jobs though... So scared and confused... Please any suggestions???
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