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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hi im 17 years old and i have a 1 year old son i got pregnant when i turned 15 but i didnt know that i was pregnant until i was 3 months pregnant..but know i have my 1 year old son and pregnant again because i got another boyfriend that i really love and he wanted a son so i got pregnant for him and because i was in love but now that his in mexico he wants another gf and doesnt want to wait for me until i go over there. i dont know what to do with two babies my baby is due in the 22 of may 2011 and im scared.

Daniela Escalera

too young 2 be a mom

im 15 and i have a beautiful daugter of 6 moths old. i got preg at 14 years old. when i told my mom she just started crying and asked if i wanted to abort but there was no way i would do that. i love my princess with all my heart and his dad 2. he is 19 and is with me for evrything .



im a 23yr old nd 31weeks preg,hvnt seen or talked with ma bf since last year,i call or text hm bt he never answers bak he even put me on reject list in his phone,nd had that his dating an older women than him,a woman who has 2kids,im trying not 2think about him bt im strugling and thinking what will happen on ma due date or when im in hospital kholie,east london



I am 21 and a single mother to an awsome 2 year old boy!
When I ot pregnant I was just starting my senior year of high school and i was scared to death. The night i found out i was with my best friend at the time, I called the father and the only thing he could do was tell me that i was lying. After that I refused to believe it cause no i was 17 this cant happen to me, i am just starting my life. Three months into it I had to do something about it, I had to tell my mom because as much as i wanted it to it wasnt going away. I told my mom and she was pissed (she was a teenage mom herself), she didnt want me to turn out like her, she wanted better for me. After a fews day it really sunk it that this was happening i was going to be a teenage mother. After that things just went, well they went.
My mom and dad were very supportive, my dad more so then my mom. Mom went to every doctor appt with me, rubbed my feet when they hurt and made fun of my growing belly. The father gave me nothing but hell. Soon after i told him about it he got a new girlfriend and she gave me nothing but hell telling me it wasnt his kid, i was gonna be a horrible mom. She got my phome number some how and started calling my phone and finally i had enough. i called him and told him what was going on, i also told him that i may be 6 months pregnant but i was getting ready to beat the crap outta his girlfriend. Not 10 minutes later he called me back and told me they broke up.
By my 6 month things started getting bad with everything i started to feel as if i didnt have no one. my friends were always out partying anmd drinking but i couldnt. then they started to tel me how i was making a big mistake and i couldnt go through with this. But i knew i was strong and could do anythign i put my mind to.
July 9 (my due date) came and went with nothing. By July 16 I was in the hospital ready to deliever my baby boy. 17 hours of labor and a emergency c-section later i had a 8lb 12oz baby boy named Nioclas. And everything was perfect. My family was there, my son father was there telling me he was goning to be there for me and that we would be one happy family.
My son in now 2 1/2 years old and my sons afther hasnt seen him this that day. I graduated high school, and work full time. I have so much help from my family that i am one of the luckiest people there is. i couldnt be happier with they way things turned out.
My son father may not be there for my son but i think it is better thisway. i never pressured him into it and never took him to court for any kind of money. If he didnt want to be part of his life that was his lost and i didnt want anyting from him.
My son is my everything. my heat. my soul. he is truly my world. to this day my own mother will tell you that she may have been upset that i got pregnant at 17 but he saved my life. I was heading down the wrong road and hanging with tyhe wrong people.
I may get depressed and feel the pressure and think i cant do it anymore but the truth is i wouldnt have it any other way.
So if your a teenage mom or about to be one just remember if i can do it so can you. no matter what you think, you can. no job didnt finish school and no baby daddy its all ok that baby needs nothing more then the love from his/her mother.



My Beginning

My name is Vanessa and i am 18. Today 3/2/2011 i found out that i was 12 weeks pregnant and not knowing who the father is and not even having my high school diploma. I don't work and move like every month i don't have a settle home or life. I am thankful for my sister opening her new apartment for me and my new baby. I am a first time mother and i have no idea what i am doing but i dont agree with abortion and adoption is still in mind head. I need to get everything sort out before i have this baby. I am so nervous and scared but i am thankful i have these both amazing sisters behind me helping me along the way.


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