Pros and cons of dating a single mother
It would be nice to be a new relationship, especially as my ex-husband has moved on (and on, and on...) but it just hasn't happened for me.
So there you have it, 12 different opinions on the highs and lows of riding a unicycle.
If you’d like to share your own experience of being a young mum; the good, the bad and the unforgettable, you can send your story in to the end of December to be published in a book at the beginning of the new year.
The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
They're now 15 and 18, and as you'd expect a hell of a lot has happened in between times.
However, for those more open minded people I thought I’d share with you my top 10 best and worst things about being a young mum. You're so poor when they are babies that your financial situation can only really get better. You never really knew what it was like to have freedom, as in proper adult freedom, so you don't have it to miss. Your skin is more stretchy in your youth so you it more likely to repair itself to a pre-pregnancy state. At 34 you could sell up and leave the world of responsibility forever (without the 'what if' questions) 8. How exactly do people ever get them and not need to spend them??? Some experiences you just cannot relate to: 'Going to the gym' just seems like an expensive and pointless equivalent of pushing a buggy up a steep hill or playing football with a hyper five year old! 'Going travelling to find yourself' doesn't mean anything to you (especially when going on holidays with children you seem to spend most of your time just trying to find places that have child-friendly menus). Growing up like this seemed rare, as statistics would say I was destined to be raised by a single mom or by a grandmother. I knew that if I ever had a kid, I would again, beat the stereotypical staticstic. I always feared that living this title would prove too hard. A lot of single parents sleep better at night because there is only positivity surrounding them: their children and anything else that makes them happy. So scarce that they were led to believe or might of had little choice but to “stick it out”. Women are more independent now, in realizing that we can hold up a household without a man and putting up with certain things are a choice and not a necessity. I have 3 siblings and we all share the same mom and dad. Rylan’s dad and I didn’t have a perfect relationship and he left. The house was metaphorically “on fire” and him leaving was the only thing to stop the flames. Instead, I began being superwoman and started to live healthier. I imagined a relationship that was everlasting but instead it ended abruptly. Sometimes being in a relationship that isn’t meant to be also includes a lot of arguing.I would think “there’s no way I could be a single mom”. I became what the world deems, the toughest and hardest job on the planet. “Keep the negativity away, enforce the positive influences in your child’s life”. There’s no “let me ask my dad,” for the child of a single mom. Moms in relationships as these take on “another child” and must cook and clean for a man with these child like behaviors. In fact, they might end up with a man who wishes to cater to them. Let’s get real, having children as a working single mom in a less than wealthy household is rewarded in income tax season.
They feel as if they can order the perfect woman or man.