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Today’s post is a special one.

It’s written by a single mother, who did not expect to be raising her little girl by herself.

She did not expect to have a little girl to raise.

4 month old Baby A was unplanned and unexpected.

Unexpected but wanted. So very much wanted.

Motherhood is hard. But single motherhood? I cannot even imagine HOW hard.

I’ve been chatting with her on Facebook about motherhood – you know, the usual stuff like breastfeeding, sleep, milestones and so on, and our babies were born only 12 days apart. She confided in me that as much as she’s loving this unexpectedness, it’s also been a lonely, difficult road.

I offered her my blog to tell her story  because I know that you, my friends and readers, are such an amazing community and a pillar of strength and support for me. I hope that you will extend that strength and support to her as she navigates this wonderful crazy journey of being a mother.

And I would love for you to you offer her friendship, love and hope.

As she’s not just a friend, she’s family.

Today, my cousin Stephanie, is opening her heart to us.


Mother and daughter

If someone asked me this time last year, what my life would be like just one year later, I would never have answered ‘I’m going to be a single mother’. Like many professional women in their thirties, I’ve let other experiences come first: career, travelling, having fun while I had no commitments. Having children was something I wanted to do eventually, but with the end of a toxic relationship at 32 and disillusioned with dating in general, that prospect seemed far away.

One fine day, I met someone. He was only in town for a few days, but we became infatuated with each other immediately. As a result, we were careless, and a few weeks after he left, I discovered what I thought would never happen to me: I was pregnant. I knew I wanted to keep the baby.

He was in the US military, lived a life of transience, and thought there would be no future for us. Heartbroken, I told him I would expect nothing from him, and went through 9 months of pregnancy alone. Despite bouts of loneliness and doubt, I enjoyed my pregnancy, even though I was often the only one by myself at every ultrasound and doctor’s appointment. As every pregnant woman knows, there are days filled with worry, and those filled with excitement. Even though physically I had no one to share those days with, I continued e-mailing him updates and pictures whether he wanted them or not. Sometimes he was interested, other times, indifferent.

Motherhood has been amazing, but being a single mother with a newborn baby has also been demanding physically and mentally. The hardest part is doing everything on my own, with no partner or family to offer support or share burdens with. Unlike many new mothers who get time off to enjoy their baby, I have to take care of income, household chores, and her, shortly after giving birth. The best part about all that stress though, is that I lost all my baby weight in weeks. I can say that I’m in excellent shape!

I don’t know yet if I’ll be a good parent, or a lousy one. Most of the time I really have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m managing, so far. It’s the most challenging thing I’ve ever done in my life, and the most rewarding.

Still, I think often about her relationship with her father, who, currently deployed somewhere in the world, she has yet to meet. She is now 4 months old, and I don’t know how old she will be by the time they do eventually meet. My vision of that day, when it does arrive, is that he will fall in love with her as I have, the days will get better, and everything will fall into place. That’s all I can hope for myself, and my daughter. Until then, the future will always remain uncertain.

At least I can’t say that my life is boring!

Do you have any words of advice to offer Stephanie on getting through this on her own?

I didn’t write this but it’s still a heart pouring out post, right? Hope it’s okay, Shell!

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Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • September 12, 2012 Julie

    Stephanie, you are beautiful! And that baby is perfection.

    You are a good person to do your part to include the father in her life. If he wants to pursue a relationship with her or not, that’s his business. But you will do just fine on your own!

    When things get hard, I always tell myself to remember that this is only a brief chapter in my life. It will go by so fast, and I want to have ZERO regrets about it. So I enjoy even the annoyances parenting brings, because my season as a mom of a tiny one will be brief.
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    • September 12, 2012 Stephanie

      Thanks, and totally agree.

  • September 12, 2012 Rach (DonutsMama)

    I’m sorry that your baby’s father has yet to meet that sweet little bundle. Parenting is tough no matter where you are in life–single or married, working or at home. You sound like you are already doing a great job by putting one foot in front of the other. That’s all we can do. And your baby is so loved. And so beautiful!
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    • September 12, 2012 Stephanie

      Hopefully they get to meet soon, since she won’t stay this tiny forever!

  • September 12, 2012 Maureen

    Stephanie, my heart goes out to you and your beautiful baby. Although I am also a single mom, I didn’t get divorced until my son was 3 years old. I salute you for trying to keep the father informed about his daughter. Keep doing that…he maybe indifferent but you are doing the right thing. Believe me, I was so adamant when it comes to co-parenting with my ex husband even against my family’s objections. There’s a website that support single mom that is choked full of great advice and I’ve gotten some really good ones just from reading. It’s worth checking http://www.singlemommyhood.com/ And yes, you and your daughter will be fine, what I learned from my divorce is you didn’t really know your strength until being strong is the only way to go. Hugs!
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    • September 12, 2012 Stephanie

      What a great website! Checking it out right now 🙂

  • September 12, 2012 Robbie

    I’m not a single parent but have several very close friends who are. I hope you can surround yourself and your baby with a support network of family and friends. From what my friends have shares it is a difficult, lonely road at times but well worth it.
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    • September 12, 2012 Stephanie

      I don’t have family support here but have a few kind friends, and of course, my lovely cousin Alison who is always online if I need some advice 🙂

  • aaawww…. don’t ever think that you are “alone”… I salute you for being strong especially for that cute baby of yours. As a mother, I know you could do it well… Only you will know what will be the best for your girl.
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    • September 12, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you!

  • September 12, 2012 The Laotian Commotion

    I wish I could say the right thing right now but from what I’ve read, you are such an amazing mama. Even though I can’t offer suggestions/advice, I’d just like to say you inspire me! You both are lucky to have one another and if the father chooses a relationship with his child, he’d be all the more glad I’m sure of it.

    Again, you are amazing and congrats on your gorgeous baby!
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    • September 12, 2012 Stephanie

      I do hope they will have a relationship with each other, and it’ll be a good one.

  • September 12, 2012 Barbara

    You are an amazing mother and you are setting such an amazing example for your daughter. You are showing her strength and courage.
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    • September 12, 2012 Stephanie

      Thanks Barbara! I’ll remind her when she’s a moody teenager 🙂

  • September 12, 2012 Kimberly

    Stephanie, as long as you give her all the love that you have in your heart, you my friend will be the best mother on the planet.
    I can’t imagine having to do this gig on my own and i commend you for all the hard work you do. You’re doing a great job. Keep loving on that sweet face. xo
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    • September 12, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Kimberly. I think I’m coping well so far because she is such an easy-going baby.

  • September 12, 2012 Tricia

    You are so strong and I admire you so much. Your strength got you this far so anytime you doubt the future, just look at how far you have come! You and your girl make a beautiful family
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    • September 12, 2012 Stephanie

      Thanks Tricia! It hasn’t been easy but I think I got the hang of it after a few months.

  • September 12, 2012 Susanna Leonard Hill

    Stephanie, you are strong and brave to be doing this on your own. Your daughter is pure perfection – what a sweetie! – and so lucky to have you. If it makes you feel any better, all mothers have doubts and questions, and I think most of us would readily admit that, at least with our firstborns, we had no idea what we were doing! 🙂 And I’m not sure that ever really changes. I’ve got one in college now and I still worry about her, still wonder if I’m doing things right. The most important thing is to love her with all your heart, and it sounds like you’ve got that one down 🙂 The next most important thing is to find whatever support you can. If not a partner or husband, perhaps relatives (like Alison :)) or friends – someone you can turn to when the going gets rough. Motherhood is a tribe. Once you’re in, you’re in and you can never be out. Other mothers understand. They support. They help. So hop on over here when you need advice, understanding, people who get it. Alison has a wonderful community here, full of people who will be there for you 🙂
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Susanna!

  • September 12, 2012 Maggie S.

    While I have no idea what your beliefs might be, I think God desired to create this baby for a purpose. He could only have created this perfectly unique child through you. She is going to amaze you. And drive you to the edge of your very self. Every word of this post booms with your honest, humble sweetness. Know when you need to lean on a friend or family member. Learn what matters and what doesn’t.

    It’s hard, but everything worth doing is.

    I just spoke to my cousin on the phone last night. Our birthdays are six weeks apart. She is a treasure to me.
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Maggie, you’re right.

  • September 12, 2012 Blond Duck

    I can’t believe the father wouldn’t want to meet his new daughter! Kudos to you for raising her!
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      I’m sure he’ll want to meet her, when he gets the opportunity!

  • September 12, 2012 sarah

    Oh Stephanie, strong Mama you are. When I had my first, I had a supportive husband, and I DID think about single moms. How the hell did they do this?! I certainly had a newfound respect for them. For you. You and your daughter are beautiful. Don’t be afraid to reach out. Find your tribe. It means everything to know you are not alone 🙂
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Thanks Sarah! You’re right, the hardest part is reaching out, especially when I’m used to doing everything alone, but I’m slowly changing my ways.

  • September 12, 2012 thedoseofreality

    What a beautiful, heartfelt, honest post. Thank you for sharing it here. I certainly hope that when her daddy gets the opportunity to see her simply adorable face that it will be love at first sight. No matter what, though, she has a mommy who will love her until the end of time.
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      She does. It’s weird how I never knew I could love another human being this much!

  • September 12, 2012 MamaCassie

    I couldn’t imagine what you are going through, but I know if I had to go through parenting alone there would always be a sense of pride on my shoulders (and an awesome Super Mom cape on my back). Parenting with my husband is hard…parenting will always be hard, single or not. But I know that since you are a woman and a mom, you already have a great strength that will help you get through those days when you feel the world on your shoulders. There is a wide variety of mommies out there and thanks to social media, I’m sure you can find much support and never feel alone (in addition to Alison). Your daughter is beautiful, as are you. I will keep you both in my prayers <3
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      I never knew I could get so much support through people i’ve never met, so thank you!

  • September 12, 2012 Kristin

    Yes, if ever there was a post that belonged on Pour Your Heart Out, this is it!

    Stephanie, I have mad respect for you. I’ve considered before what it must be like to be a single mother. My husband leaves for work at 6am every morning, leaving me alone to do the morning routine with my almost 3YO daughter. I have to get both of us dressed, fed, and out the door for work and school by 7:30. Some days – like this morning – it goes swimmingly; other days – like yesterday morning – it’s horrid and ends up affecting me physically and mentally for the rest of the day. And I constantly reflect on the fact that, for a single mom, this is life – and not just in the morning, but all day, every day, seven days a week.

    And that pretty much makes them – and you – heroes in my eyes.
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      It is 24/7, and there isn’t anyone around to give me a break, not even for 30 minutes. But luckily I have a really calm and happy baby, so I still get the chance to do simple things, like eat dinner and have a shower 🙂

  • September 12, 2012 Cassia

    I was a single mom for 5 years. I had my little girl when I was 19. It was hard. Thankfully, I have my mother to thank for all that she has and is still doing for me. I was going to give my baby up for adoption, but due to complications (mine) and having her 8 weeks early, my mom made the decision to keep our baby. My life changed. I won’t ever be an attorney…but I am a mom.

    I love my girl.

    I’m married now, and there’s also a little brother in the picture. My husband is adopting my daughter, so she’ll be officially ours. 🙂

    Life doesn’t always work out as we’d planned, but it does work out.

    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      I’m so glad you decided to keep her, and you’re lucky to have your mother around to help. My parents live in another country, so I don’t have anyone at the moment. But you’re right, I think things do have a way to work themselves out eventually.

  • September 12, 2012 Leah aka FFPMaMMa

    I hope that someone I know doesn’t see my comment. My life right now is as a single parent, but not many know that. It is also not by choice. I have been separated from my husband since January and not by choice (I know I already said that). MM loves his daughter and has spent a lot of time with her, but right now cannot talk or see her. While our story is very different, there are some similarities. What keeps me going every day is knowing my cup of grace is new that morning. That goes a long way if you are willing to partake of it. I am also in the process of thinking through what the purpose is in all of this. I really hope that your dream of her meeting her daddy does come true just as you imagine it.
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Leah, I hope so too.

  • September 12, 2012 Keely

    You’re quite the strong gal- the good news is that your kiddo will be, too. 😉 Keep fighting the good fight! (And it’s alllll the good fight, isn’t it? Making money, keeping a baby happy and healthy, taking time for yourself, making sure piles of laundry don’t fall into the sea…)
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Haha, I actually really like doing laundry, and seeing piles of it would drive me insane 🙂

  • September 12, 2012 Kristin

    I have no advice or wonderful words of experience…but I just want to extend my admiration for you. We’re raising our daughter with the help of my in-laws, and it can take all of us. The need for doing it all myself is an overwhelming thought – you and all the parents out there who go it alone are incredible.
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Kristin!

  • September 13, 2012 Leslie

    I am both uplifted and saddened by this post. It kills me when parents don’t want anything to do with their children (women and men can both be that way, trust me). But it looks like Stephanie is taking the situation in stride. My heart goes out to you and your little two-person family.
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      It probably isn’t fair to say he doesn’t want anything to do with her, but he can’t right now due to deployment. We’ll see what happens after he’s done with his tour of duty.

  • September 13, 2012 Jackie

    OMG.. .that is one beautiful baby girl!
    It sounds like she is doing pretty well given the situation but I doubt that she is alone in it… she has you and the rest of your family. I know that it’s hard but that little girl will be brightest part of her day.

    My sister was in a similar situation. She’s in the military as is the father of her oldest son. He has yet to meet his son…. he was young and immature and never had anything to do with my sister while she was pregnant or since his son was born 7 years ago. Now, she is married and her husband is a great dad!
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Wow, that is probably even harder. I still get emails, but great that everything worked out for your sister.

  • September 13, 2012 Mrs. Weber

    You are absolutely amazing! It can’t be easy being the one to do it all, but us women are resilient, right? You can do this!

    I truly hope the father wants to visit at some point. That baby is way too gorgeous for someone not to love. And if he doesn’t, whatever. His freakin’ loss. Keep it up girl. You two are beautiful and I just know she will turn out to be just as strong as her mama 🙂
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Haha, I love your comment – ‘His freakin’ loss’. True that 🙂

  • September 13, 2012 Natalie

    You are amazing…b/c I have help and it’s hard. You’ve just gotta do what you’ve gotta do to survive…so proud of you!
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Natalie 🙂

  • September 13, 2012 Shell

    Having a baby is so life changing. I leaned so much on others, especially my husband. Without that- I’d say lean on any friends or family and don’t be afraid to accept help!
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Accepting help really is the hardest part. If people don’t offer, I never ask. I guess I really have to change my attitude.

  • September 13, 2012 AnnMarie

    Your daughter is gorgeous and how lucky she is to have a mommy like you. It might just be online but know that you are never alone. We are all here to support you in this sometimes very difficult job. I think it’s great that no matter what, you tell the father about her because no matter what, you can say you tried.
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      I do send a constant stream of updates, pictures, and videos, hoping that he’ll slowly get more and more interested in her. So we’ll see if it worked, when they finally get to meet.

  • September 13, 2012 angela

    She’s gorgeous! I hope one day her father wants to have a relationship with her, but I just know you can provide her with everything she needs, from love to support, on your own. Good luck with that sweet girl!
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Angela!

  • September 13, 2012 Adrienne

    I can’t see my keyboard through the tears.
    I could have written this myself 15 years ago. Feeling this loneliness during your pregnancy is one of the strangest emotions you could ever possible have. It’s like you’ve never been LESS alone, as you baby grows inside your womb, however you have never felt SO alone in your own skin. You can marvel in the miracle and still cry at night.

    Your cousin has support, love, and encouragement in me!

    To Stephanie: You are amazing! I want to give you a big giant hug.
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Awwww, thank you Adrienne. I’m actually much happier now than I was last year 🙂

  • September 13, 2012 Robin

    Oh my. I can sense your longing in this post – for it to be what you would have expected and for all good things for your little girl.

    I’m not a single mom, but I am in awe of those who are. I don’t know how you do it – honestly. But I do think that you are setting an amazing example, especially as the mother of a girl. To see you as self-sufficient, competent and confident (even when you don’t necessarily feel that way) is a gift to her.

    His loss, sadly, but I do hope she ends up with a positive relationship with her father, whatever that may look like.
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Robin, me too.

  • September 13, 2012 JDaniel4's Mom

    What a beautiful baby! By the time I had my son I had the family I had wanted, but for years with biological family faraway I had to create my own family. Co-workers, church friend, and neighbors were the ones I had to lean on. I hope that you will be able to do the same. When I got married, I felt like a really had two families in attendance.
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    • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you 🙂

  • September 13, 2012 Stephanie

    Thank you to my cousin and her blogging community for all the words of support and encouragement, and also the great tips. It’s really made my week a whole lot better. Maybe when my baby and her father finally meet, it can make for another guest blog post 🙂

  • I have no advice to give except to continue doing what you are doing because you are clearly doing well.
    She is a beautifull baby and with a mother like you will no doubt be a strong and brave woman one day.
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    • September 14, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Tinne!

  • September 13, 2012 tracy

    Oh she is beautiful – as are you. It seems like you are an amazing mother and you have one lucky little girl to have a mother like you. xoxo
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    • September 14, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Tracy!

  • September 13, 2012 karen

    ((((HUGS)))) Oh Stephanie what a great post, you are a brave woman and a wonderful mother. I know it’s hard, but your daughter will love and appreciate all you do for her.
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    • September 14, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Karen, I do hope so!

  • September 14, 2012 Lady Jennie

    Hugs Stephanie!!!!! Your post moved me – you’re so brave. Single moms are heros. I have no advice, just lots of love and cheerleading to send your way.
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    • September 14, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Jennie! And I love Paris! I’ve been trying to learn French for a while but have given up 🙂

  • September 14, 2012 Carolyn

    I don’t have any words of advice or wisdom. but what I do have is admiration. Motherhood is hard, and being a single mom is even harder, I’m sure.
    I know when my husband is gone for 2 nights or less, I’m exhausted and often wonder how single moms do it.
    So wow, I’m so impressed with you.
    Wishing you the best as your baby grows.
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    • September 14, 2012 Stephanie

      Thank you Carolyn! Taking care of a baby full-time is the best form of exercise, so I don’t need the gym 🙂

  • September 14, 2012 Laura

    Stephanie, you are a good Mom. Don’t tell yourself otherwise! Parenting is pretty much just all about surviving anyway. If you survive it, you’ve done it well. I can’t even imagine doing this all on my own. I don’t know if you feel this way or not, but I see you as one strong woman for taking on motherhood like this. You should be proud! 🙂 I hope it gets easier.
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    • September 14, 2012 Stephanie

      In the last 4 months, it’s definitely gotten easier. Practice makes perfect I suppose!

  • September 14, 2012 Kimberly

    I was a single mom at a very young age. It was the absolute hardest thing I have ever done. There were days I didn’t think I could go on, hating everyone and everything around me. I was terrified, thinking I could never do that on my own. But, I did. Somehow there is an inner strength that takes over and pushes you through.

    Im married now with 3 other children, a place I never thought possible after my irst was born. But, life has a funny way of working out. You will be ok. I know it’s hard now, but remember that you are amazing.
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    • September 15, 2012 Stephanie

      You’re right about things working out in the end, since you’ve already set the example. I guess I just need to be patient.

  • September 15, 2012 Lu

    What a great post. I loved reading it! Stephanie…wow, I totally commend you for stepping up even when “dad” didn’t. The best advice I can give you is to get involved in a church that can come alongside you as family. The church that I am part of embraces single mothers and helps guide and support. Other than that, it sounds like you are going to be a fantastic mother. The first step in being a good mother is to think of your child above yourself and you have already got that covered! Wishing you all the best!

  • September 17, 2012 KalleyC

    You have such a lovely daughter, and I’m sure when he can, he’ll want to meet your daughter. Single motherhood or married, at some point we do feel like we’re alone, but that’s what’s great about an online community; you’re never really alone.

    There are a lot of women on this site that supports you, as I do too. Keep you head up and keep moving forward.
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  • September 27, 2012 Tonya

    What a lucky little girl to have you as her mommy. Brava!
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  • September 29, 2012 Galit Breen

    Ohmyheart, ohYOURheart.

    Your sweet girl, has you and is wanted by you and is loved by you.

    And that? Is beautiful.

    My heart’s with yours.

    (And Alison? You’re a good egg opening up your space. But we already knew that. xo)
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