Single parent dating another single parent
I was a hormonal, heartbroken 28-year-old, and in between work hours spent editing textbooks, I nursed Mae and mashed up baby food. It didn't help that there were no single-mom role models in my life -- except, say, Madonna, who was also parenting solo at the time., I used to think, but I hardly had a superstar's life.When my daughter, Mae, was 7 months old, her father and I split up.He left the country -- without saying goodbye, I might add -- to start a new life.But she had taken a computer course when she was pregnant, and even though her preterm labor prevented her from finishing it, she parlayed her new skills into a contracting job with Intel."Having Hailey was my motivation to make it happen," she says.Day-to-day duties for a solo parent are no different than they are for a married one: coping with sleeplessness, finding child care, paying bills. Here are some of the biggest worries of new single moms, and a few words of wisdom.get past the fear."You can survive this, or you can lie down and die," is what Christina Ann Zola, of Washington, D.
They'd moved out of the country and had a baby, and then their marriage fell apart. "My life has been this series of 'oh, that was hard' crises, but I just keep going," Zola says.One caveat: Statistics don't tell how many single moms are with a partner (and choosing not to get married), how many live with family (so they have some help around), and how many are truly alone.