Another year has gone by and my beautiful son just turned 4 years old. It amazes me that so far, I have been able to raise a happy, healthy, well-behaved child on my own. Being a solo parent has its struggles financially, physically and emotionally but as most of us moms do…I push through it to make life work.
I remember the day that I told my son’s father the news that I was pregnant and the response that he gave me shocked me into an emotional state that I was not expecting. I did not cry, I did not get mad or upset, I surprisingly felt empowered. I was calm and centered and made a choice that I did not need to have this man around if he chose not to be, nor will I try to force the issue. So from that day forward, I took this path alone. I decided that I was not going to pity my situation but rather take the bull by the horns and try to be that super solo mom that I knew I had to be. I made sure I had all my ducks in a row, I found a great child care facility and pediatrician, I even made sure to contact Child Support Enforcement and a lawyer all by the time my second trimester rolled around.read more