Raising kids as a single mom is a difficult job, and it’s made even harder when you have to deal with all the misconceptions people may have about you (and their inevitable judgments).
Contrary to older schools of thought, sometimes separating is the best thing for you and your children, and just because you’re single with kids doesn’t mean you’re desperately looking for a replacement dad. It’s good to take some time to figure out who you are and what you want for both you and your children.
If you’re short with people or refuse invites out it’s not because you’re rude, it’s because you’re incredibly busy feeding, clothing, and caring for your new family members. When you’re a single mom, you’ve got a single income, and going out and doing things away from the kids costs money when you have to hire a babysitter.
Growing up in a single parent household may not be ideal and it’s definitely difficult for kids to adjust to, but I would argue that’s far better than living in an abusive household where parents yell or fight more than they care and love.
Read the full article here: My 1st Single Mom Anniversary: Truth & Misconceptions