Im sorry, I shouldn't be scaring you with all this emotion! It is amazing the strength single parents have within them.Never stop inspiring and spreading hope, as that is exactly what you are doing on your blog. 🙂I would do a fancy trackback to this but honestly – I have yet to be able to do a proper one of those yet.He’s tall, he’s dark, he’s handsome and he’s absolutely wonderful. Single Mama: A Personable Blog Inspiring a Community I applaud you Ms. I too believe there is nothing a woman can’t do especially when she is driven by the love of her child. My memoir about raising my kids alone is coming out next month with Rodale, Bedtime Stories: Adventures in the Land of Single-Fatherhood. I can relate to the idea that you are here, using this as an outlet, as I understood in your video post. It explained…why you were apparently so focused on being single. I felt like you were confident in yourself, and that is pleasant. When I started this blog I wrote only about single motherhood. I guess this is what struck me most about your post, at first. Single Mama superstar =)I forgot to tell you I added you to my blog roll a while back…maybe some day I’ll make yours too, thats a very impressive line up you got =) Thanks for adding i Heart Single Parents there! I knew when you had first visited and commented that perhaps, you hadn’t read my musings on how much I love being single – so no worries. And yes – funny how people think singles always don’t want to be single – quite the opposite sometimes. I am a single guy with no children, so not really an expert on most issues posted here, but I do know a single mom whose beauty, grace and depth are only matched by her love, sacrifice and dedication to her child.
I’ll let you decide what you think, but if you’re a total jerk there’s a good chance I’ll delete your comment – because the world has enough negative energy already. I really like it and wanted to tell you about my single-dad blog. Or, if you meet someone that says, “yeah, I have a single friend” — we’re quite conditioned to think that this friend is then looking to date. adore your new look…keep up the wonderful work of being and awesome inspiration! Reply I just stumbled across this blog and it is quite interesting.Either way, I just wanted to thank you for “putting yourself out there”. Obviously, we are going to find out if you have children, and I am not at all saying… In just 40 minutes reading your site made me feel I wasnt soo alone, I mean there are tons of “single parent” things online…but none nearly as entertaining and relate-able as yours! I’ll tell you the same thing I tell every man (always men by the way) who leaves comments like this on my site: I agree with you – children need fathers but when the father is absent by his own fruition that makes it quite difficult for us, now doesn’t it? I’m 26 and dating a 32 yr old mother of a 6 yr old. We are on are 4th date this week and this information has helped a lot. I should know I was married to one – one who beat and strangled me in front of our kids.I’m sure that others will draw the positives from your life and not concentrate on the negatives of their life. Thank you for sharing your stories and giving a single mom something to smile about! Rather than stay in a marriage with a non-father, a man unable to actually be a father, it is – in my opinion- better for children to be raised solo by a loving mother. He shares the same views as the insightful ‘Ben’, and I know first hand how a child needs their father – but not when it ruins the child’s life by a parent’s own lack of sense, father or mother – in my case it was my husband. Thank you for your openness on this – I have tried to explain this concept to a friend (who is married to a helping husband) and I’m not quite sure she understood what I was saying.Many women want a child because they want something to love. Again, I hope I haven't sounded callous, but 99% of the population would agree with me. Maybe juice and crunchy peanut butter go well together LOLReply Thanks for having a site like this. Thankfully through time and reading positive books I have overcome the low self-esteem factor and learned to value myself. Need to finish the bit of work I have laying on my desk and then I am nose first in your blog for the next couple of hours!
What I would like to say to my younger single mum or dad counterparts is to believe in and have love for yourself as much as for your precious children, and to also be proud to be a single parent. You have made me feel welcome just because I can relate!
__Reply Wow crazy Dave – more like Pretty Cool Dave lol.