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All Single Moms Do Not Need Help

Parenting / Single Moms Talk / July 14, 2012

I came across a new site called, Stumbleupon, where you “stumble upon” different sites based on your interest.  As I was “stumbling upon” different sites under the topic, “single moms,” I came across several sites that said that if you are a single mom you should apply for foods stamps, housing assistance, pregnancy support, etc.  I have to be hones, after reading some of these blogs and articles, I became very offended!  Now I am sure that there are many single mom’s out there that need some assistance but why is it that they think that “single moms” are just destitute and uneducated?

All Single Moms Do Not Need Help

 

Given the state of the economy, there are families with 2 parents who may need assistance, not just single parents.  EVERY single parent is not struggling. There are many single mothers who are educated, have careers and own homes.  We are not women who are looking for a hand out and sitting around waiting for the government to take care of us and our children.  People need to realize that just because a woman may be parenting alone does not mean that she is any less than a woman who is married. For the record…many of us our doing a damn good job by ourselves!!

 

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Ty Knighten
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.




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17 Comments

on July 14, 2012

I LOVE your attitude! Great post!

on July 14, 2012

Thank You and Thanks for taking the time to check it out!!

on July 14, 2012

You make an excellent point. I may be guilty of falling for this stereotype, and I need to work harder to correct this. Single mothers work harder than just about anyone else.

on July 14, 2012

Stephen,

Yes, we do and sometimes we become single parents not just because of circumstances but choice. Believe it or not, many of us make more money than our married counterparts and no matter what, we can make a way out of no way. LOL!!

on July 15, 2012

God Bless the child that has its own,,,every women is not begging for bread or living in a miserable situation..Ty's new blog is a true testimony..praise you father for such a beautiful and gifted daughter…Amen!

on July 15, 2012

Thanks Mom!!

on July 15, 2012

You're on point girl. Following your blog now and I so look forward for it. Thanks for stopping by.

on July 15, 2012

Thanks for stopping by May!

on July 15, 2012

Its all about the stereotype remaining in ppls minds that single mothers are young and black…and we know that not the case but the world does not or they refuse to see it any other way.

on July 15, 2012

This is true, Tiffany. I think they are starting to see things now that they have shows like, “Teen Mom.”

on July 16, 2012

Stumbleupon is a nice site, TK. Actually, whenever you write a post, stumble the link to it on the site. It will increase your readership.

~Chap
http://www.insaneasylumblog.com

on July 16, 2012

Chap,
I am still trying to figure out how to use Stumbleupon to promote my blog. How do I do that?

on July 17, 2012

You couldn't have said it better! As a fellow single mom, yes, I believe that we thrive despite all the stereotypes. We are no different from families with two parents. Yes, sometimes we handle things even better than they do.

on July 18, 2012

Great post and I totally agree! 🙂

on July 19, 2012

Thanks for stopping by Sunnymama. I enjoyed your blog!

on September 13, 2013

Exactly. We aren’t any different from other parents who may need social or emotional support, or someone to pick up our child after school.

However, if someone has a need, then she should apply for the financial benefits for which she qualifies in order to care for her family. This economy is a nightmare, and so many jobs are ending or not paying a living wage. Parents should not be shamed if they need help filling the gaps left by circumstances. The first weeks after my divorce, I did need some help while waiting for my job to start: my church stepped in and filled the gap of gas and some groceries while waiting for my first check.

Actually, I am struggling financially right now…as in, there’s no extra due to some changes in my employment status, but I’m not running around freaking out (mostly) and needing to be coddled by the world. I am not pathetic, though I look it in pajamas at noon.

(Please approve this instead of the first comment that submitted prior to editing.)

on September 13, 2013

Marie, I agree with you. If you need help, please say it and reach out for it. We all times when we struggle. Being a single mom is not easy by far but we are tough mommas who can make it through!



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