There are two women in my life right now who are single by chance, but mothers by choice. Both of them decided it was time to stop waiting for the right guy, took matters into their own hands, and are now wonderful mothers to two beautiful baby girls.
They both have support around them from family and friends, but by and large, they’re riding this wave alone. And I have to say, I’m so in awe so of them. Because I have no idea how they are doing this alone.
It’s one of the biggest cliches in the world, and nothing has ever been more true: Parenting is the hardest thing in the world. I know there are single parents all over the place who do it alone, and do it well. And I have to say, hats off to you. Because doing it with two people, and only one baby, already makes me feel like I’m in over my head.
A friend recently told me about a parenting book she was reading, and it included a section called something like “Babies need Mummies and Mummies need Daddies.”
I totally get this concept.