Why is it so hard to give props to the single mothers out there? To me it seems like most people equate single mothers with something negative. Either they’re poor trash sucking up all the governments money, whores who can’t keep a man, or just plain stupid. It is just crazy to me. As a single mother, my only mistake was my choice of men. But to down someone as a parent just because they are doing it own their own is ridiculous. I got this idea to write this post after I watched, “The View.” Some actress, I won’t say her name because to me she is not worth it, was on the plane with Nadiya Sulleman aka Octomom. Nadiya is on the plane with her kids who are doing what children do best, behaving wildly. This chick tells her to do something and control her kids. First of all, who are you to tell someone to control their kids? Second, why not help the woman out? There have been so many times where I am struggling to get on the bus with my kids and the stroller and people just stare or get upset. How about having some compassion? Yes, it was my choice to have kids but do you think it was any one’s choice to do it alone? Do you know what a single mother goes through on a daily basis?
From sun up to sun down, there is no rest. Every second is being used either for the kids or for work. Don’t even think about time for yourself. This is non existent. Even on my off days, I’m still working. I personally feel that single mothers are some of the strongest people alive. Good single mothers, not the crappy ones. But actual single mothers who do everything for their kids and would do anything to better their future. Seriously we should have our own holiday(and maybe free daycare for the day so we can actually have a break.) I’m not saying that parents who have a supportive partner are not going through struggles, but at least you have someone there going through it with you. There’s nothing worse than to have a trying day and not have anyone to confide in. This is why single parents should have more support groups. Instead of people putting us down for something that is beyond our control, try lifting us up. You don’t know why someone is a single parent so don’t prejudge. And to all my single mommies and daddies(I didn’t forget about you), keep up the good work. No one appreciates it more than the ones you created. Think about them and stay strong.