You are Not Alone
I was a single mom for almost 7 years and the life of a single mother is a topic that still tugs at my heart strings. I wanted a place to share my own personal stories, tips, and encouragement for anyone who is currently navigating single motherhood.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE
I will be intentionally leaning into the life of a single mom, however; If you are a single dad, you will find that a lot of the information I share is applicable to you as well. Over the course of this blog, I will cover topics such as: What to do when everything falls apart, current financial assessment, when and how to find love again, parenting single, resources to help you bridge the gap and much more.
I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT SINGLE MOMS
I am probably as excited to turn my attention to this topic as anything I have ever done. Let me explain why. According to the 2023 census, single motherhood has grown so common in America that 80% of single parent households are boing headed by single mothers and a third of these live in poverty. Let’s look at the numbers together. 10.89 M of children in America are in a single parent household. 79.5% of these households are ran by single mothers. 31.3% of these households are living in poverty and 24.3% of these are homes where food is scarce.
45.4% of these families are living on food stamps and 20.8% of these single moms are without work for a year or more. 9.2% of these homes have no health insurance and 11.2% of these have not completed high school. Today in America 1 in 5 children in America (about 15.7 million) are being raised without fathers.
THESE CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE OF A NATION
These children are the future of our nation. These are our future soldiers, voters, lawyers, politician, educators, financial experts, and parents and if I have anything to do with it, they will not become our future criminals.
WHEN YOU RAISE UP A MOTHER, YOU ARE RAISING UP THE FUTRE OF A NATION
I’m here for it. While I had several wonderful people in my life and saw the hand of God more times than I can count, I can say that society in general was not kind to me as a single mother. I had people tell me they couldn’t hang out because their husband’s thought I would be a bad influence, that I did this to myself, would never recover, that I had to give up my dreams, settle, lower my standards, and so on and so forth.
THOSE PEOPLE WERE ALL WRONG ABOUT ME
I’m excited to start this journey with you! I’m looking forward to hearing from you and sharing inspiration. I am praying for you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
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“The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because stuff worked out. They got that way because stuff went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.” -Elizabeth Gilbert