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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Runaway mum

I was Eighteen when I got pregnant.When I told my parents,they didn't want to see me for a while so I moved in with my best friend in a different town.I didn't see my family for four years or the father so I finally got the guts to go show them their beautiful grand-daughter,Kathy and they welcomed me back with open arms.After,I asked around trying to find out where the father was and people said he just came home from collage with his parents.When I told him,he didn't believe me at first but he came around and now it's two years later,we're dating,I'm with my family and Kathy is as beautiful as ever.

Amber Heathers

My beautiful son. My ugly life.

My name is Jill. I was fifteen years old when I got pregnant by my boyfriend of eight months, John. Me and John were in love and I lost my virginity to him. After being sexually active for about two months I found out that I was pregnant. I didn't want to tell him at all. His family already had a lot of toddlers walking around. I knew his family couldn't afford to have another kid around. But I knew I had to. So I invited him over. We started to make out and he unzipped my pants. I quickly stopped him by shouting that I was pregnant. He was so shocked. I apologized and started crying. To my surprise he held me. We told my parents first. They were super mad but they told me that they'll help me because I'm their daughter and they love me no matter what. When we told his mom she was excited. She hugged me and John like a million times. When I broke my water I called John before anyone. He rushed to my house. We all went to the hospital. We waited for hours and then I was finally ready to push. John held my hand. Then I finally gave birth to Sean William *******. His black hair was so curly. He was so adorable. Fast forward three months... John moved up north. I was left with my baby and my family. I talk to John on the phone every now and then. He tries to visit our now one year old son but it's costly. I do the best I can. I have a job. I'm in school. My mother takes care of Sean when I'm not home. It's hard being a single mom. But I keep praying. God WILL see me through these dark times. Thanks for reading OUR story -Jill,John, & Sean


my little angel boy

hi my name is shawntal and i got pregnant at 17, i was three months before i even new. i found out on christmas of 08. i was scared at first because i had a miscarry at 15, so i was terrified that the same would happen. my doctors had told me i could not carry a child. I all wanted kids so bad so i gave up when 3 years of unprotected sex had no affect on me. i gave up hope. so when i found out i was actually pregnant i was in shock and very scared for the life on my child. i found out i was having a boy at 5 months pregnant and i was shocked. He was the first boy in the family in 16 years so i was tickled to death.i was already a high school drop out when i found out so i was thankful for his father. he is very supported. Now my son is 19 months old and the light of my life. hes everything to me and his daddy. Im so glad that his father stood up to the task of being a father. sometimes its hard we get low on money but we make it through some how. My parents (separted) lives in TN and i live with my son's dad and his parents arnt far and they are very supportive too. I dont know what i would have done if it wasnt for them and him. But all i have to say to the teen moms in the world is when you have a kid dont ever think your life is over its just begining and even when the skies are grey you'll pull through it. My son (damian eugene justice) was born on sept 22, 09 and thats the same day my life got a 8 LBS 1 Oz meaning to it. i wish the teen moms the best.



well, i had just turned sixteen when i found out i was pregnant. i was still a sophmore in high school. my sons father was very supportive, and so was his family; unlike my family. eveyone was just in complete shock. i did not tell my mother until after two weeks of me finding out. ofcourse she cried, & then was telling me to get an abortion. i could never do that, never! so i went behind my sons father, and made an adoption plan. when he found out, he cried for hours, and hours. we had been broken up for a few months, and then when we got back together we had unprotected sex, after he found out the adoption plan, he told me he got me pregnant on purpose. it was a huge suprise. so we ended up keeping the baby, and just watching my belly grow. my mom, and family were still upset with me, but after they felt him kick, & when we found out he was a boy, they warmed up to the idea. Urijah was born on December 7, 2009. 7lbs 7oz. now he's a beautiful 1 1/2 year old. running around, getting into trouble. me & my sons father split up when Urijah was 8 months old. i met someone, and he's an amazing person. we've been together now for about 8 months. he loves my son; him & his family spoil him rotten. as of right now, i'm heading in the right track. i have 90's in all my classes. only two and a half months left of my senior year, & i work part time. for only being 18 years old, i'm doing better off than most people out there. so younger girls out there, do NOT give up your hopes and dreams. your baby will be right there along for the ride with you. yes it may be more difficult, but i'm doing everything i can for my child. & i hope to have a few more down the road. :)



Our Sonnensystem

Hey my names Elle Im seventeen and the proud mummy of the most beautiful litttle girl to enter my world, my bubby, Sonne-Baiel (say; son - bay - elle)

My story started when I had just turned sixteen and lost my virginity to my boyfrind of three years Callum L. . When I found out I was pregnant I was devestated. I only ever wanted to please my parents, and I was daddys little girl, but that was about IT all change.

I told Callum first, he said 'your not serious' and he teared up, I cried too and he just hugged me and told me we'll get through this. I was so grateful, he came to all clinic apointments and my ultrasounds, he rubbed my back when it was sore, he put up with my moods and cravings and my baby blues too. For that, I can finally say to him that I love him.
On the other hand my parents hated me. They moved back to my homeland of Germany because they were too ashamed of me, I still havent seen them since that but their missing out on a beautiful little granddaughter. I was crushed. I moved in with callum, and continued going to school despite the looks and talking, I eventually dropped out.

A week before my due date, I finally gave birth to a slightly small but still very georgous baby girl, after a long and painful labour. We named her Sonne (which means 'sun' in german) because she is the light of our lives. Ever since I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to have the baby and bring her into the world and make sure she would be the best person she could be.

Im still with my amazing man callum, he's an amazing father and is very supportive of our little but tight family. He works so hard so we have everything for our little girl and more, im so lucky he manned up. Sonne will be one in two months time and she just the light of our lives. It was like she waited until both Callum and I were together to say her first word, take her first step and other milestones.

I have no regrets as to being a teenage mum, Im trying my best the be the best despite of what people think. I have finished school and started my fist year of uni, doing a teaching course, Callums almost finnished a mechanics apprenticeship and we did it without the help of the government money and parents help as soon as Sonne was born we moved out and made it on our own. You can do it regardless if you have a man or not hopefully the support of family and friends you'll make the right decision for you whether it be abortion, adoption or keeping it, no one will judge you on your choice. x

Elle Zaetta

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