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Go Single Moms [Aug. 8th, 2006|11:38 am]
Lanette
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You know what? The media is always portraying single mothers as desperate and unhappy people who have nothing but difficulty in life.

I am so proud of the single mothers I know and they seem very happy, and love their kids. Do they wish they had more help? Yes. Do they wish there was more available money? Yes. However, I have noticed, that they seem very fulfilled in being parents and that is a lovely thing.

p.s. I'm not knocked up and not even getting laid so don't start thinking I talk this way due to being pregnant. Also, I'm knitting something for gfrancie's future baby. She's hitched, and to a great guy, just to clarify.
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[User Picture]From: desiraebearden
2006-08-08 06:52 pm (UTC)
hence the icon :)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2006-08-08 06:54 pm (UTC)
Ha! That is cute. :) I make knitwear? Not war?
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[User Picture]From: reenigne
2006-08-08 07:58 pm (UTC)
Aww... that is very sweet of you to say. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2006-08-08 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for you two. :)
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2006-08-08 10:31 pm (UTC)
I think people still like to hold onto that archaic notion that if you are a single parent you are ruined goods.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2006-08-09 02:57 pm (UTC)
That idea so doesn't apply anymore, especially with a 50% divorce rate in this country. It just makes me happy to see people doing it, and making it work (said Tim Gunn Style).
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2006-08-09 10:14 pm (UTC)
Hee. Tim Gunn.
I just think of men I have run across over the years who didn't want to date a woman with children.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2006-08-09 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, and some women don't want to date men with children either, but I believe that is less of a problem now than it used to be.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2006-08-09 10:18 pm (UTC)
Hopefully. Maybe people have become a little more englightened.
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[User Picture]From: bluepepper
2006-08-08 11:28 pm (UTC)

Yeah, we Rock!

In all honesty, being a single mom is rather tough at times. Fortunately, I have a great support network which includes awsome friends and an even more wonderful mother (who was also a single mother for a long time).

On the ruined goods comment. I honestly haven't had any issues with finding partners ;)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2006-08-09 12:27 am (UTC)

Re: Yeah, we Rock!

Oh I'm sure it is rough, but I see so many of you out there doing it and enjoying so much of it. It is inspiring.
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