My name is Deniz and I am 24 years old. I have one little boy, Jace, who was born on December 27, 2006. He is the coolest and most lovable kid I know (of course I am just a little biased), hehe. He is my heart.
I have been a single mom from the start, as SD (sperm donor) was not a promising type of person. I suppose because I was young, and going through my "bad boy" stage, his charm is what got me caught up. Needless to say, I have learned a lot, grown a lot, and will never lower my standards for any potential significant other--- even if it means that I will be a single mom for the rest of my life. I am okay with that (I am somewhat of a feminist anyhow, and prefer my last name).
Currently, I attend school, working on Pre-Nursing, and can apply for the program this fall. I suspect I will get into the program Spring 2011, though, because of the point system my school enforces for the program. Prior, I attended a trade school and received my certificate for Medical Assisting/Phlebotomy. I love drawing blood, palpating veins (LOL), and helping others. Ultimately, I want to become a Nurse Anesthetist.
Hope to meet some new people! Please don't feel obligated to go into so much detail as I did. You can say as little or as much as you'd like.
My name is Paula, I am 26, and a mommy to my little man, Landon James, who was born in April 2008. I have been a single mom from the start, although his dad was more in the picture in the beginning (meaning staying weekends ect), it faded, and he is now working in California (we live in MI....). I am thankfully really close with his family, so I am thankful for them.
I will be finishing my last semester of school this fall, with a bachelors in Elementary Education. I look forward to the next step in my life, but I hate to admit I will be so heartbroken to have Landon in daycare full-time while I student teach. Although it is not easy being a full-time mom and student on my own, I loved that I could be with my little man more than anyone else.
Hi I'm Pamela, I am 45 and have a daughter who is almost two (I'm mostly on the July/Aug 0 boards. I've been a single parent since day one but her dad is in her life - it was a very unexpected pregnancy and marriage wasn't on our minds EVER so we didn't want to add any more pressure on the situation - we've embraced it and I've thoroughly loved mommyhood so far, single and older, either way it's a huge blessing! She has two siblings from her dad but they are 15 and 20 and she rarely sees them. I've been fortunate to be home with her for the most part, she just started daycare twice a week and I'm re-building my consulting business.
Hi I have been living the single life for the last 6 months when my husband left in Dec. The divorce was final in may and in June I moved back to my home state. The 3 kids and I live with my brother and his wife now. ``
Hi my name is Amber. I have two wonderful little boys Russ who is almost 2 and Austin who was born this past April. Austin was a surprise and decided to join our family alot sooner than I originally had planned. DH couldn't handle the surprise blessing and has jumped off the deep end. He is a part time dad and I've been doing it all since I found out I was pg with Austin. Shortly here I'll REALLY be doing it all once he finally gets out of my house. I'm actually starting to look forward to the next phase in my life even though I'm sure it holds its own set of challenges.
Hi- I'm Marie. My two boys are in the tickers below. I've decided this week to start the divorce process from my husband of nearly eight years. Emotional and financial issues. I am hoping to keep it amicable and ensure a lot of fairness, but we'll see. Husband isn't as on-board with the separation as I am. Anyhow, I'm sure I'll have plenty to vent about in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Thanks!
My name is Sara and I am expecting a baby girl the first week of January 2011. My baby's father and I were together (not married) for seven years and just separated about a month ago. Things are very amicable and he is excited to be a father, we just both realize that while we care about each other as people we are not "in love" anymore, and it would be best to raise our child as separate individuals from the beginning.
I am still living with him until we can figure out what is going to happen with the house, as both our names are on it. I'm hoping that will be figured out by the end of this month. I will then live with my father and brother until the baby is born. After that, I will be renting a home with my cousin and her partner and their two children. Their youngest is turning two in less than a month, so she and my LO will be able to share a room and grow up together! I am excited about that.
I am not really concerned about him not being a good parent - I know he is a good person and trust that both of us will do our best to make things pleasant for our LO. I guess I am more concerned about the stigma of being a single mom when it comes to future relationships - I'm not a kid anymore and still hope to find "the one" some day, but who is going to consider someone with a very young child? I don't like being "alone" even though I will be surrounded by family almost all of the time... Time will tell, I suppose.