Soulful Stories On Momhood by Erin

One About My Own Mom – Single Mum, Parents Article

So I wanted to write a piece about my Ma.  The thing about being close to a writer is that it’s almost a given that at some point YOU will be written ABOUT. Awkward! Haha. But I try my best to write about others with the dignity, grace, and respect that I myself would like to be penned with. My mom raised/continues to “raise” 3 daughters. We’re all adults now, but her “job” has never stopped. Motherhood doesn’t quit.…

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Ode to a Middle Child – Single Mum, Parents Article

I’m a mother of three, and as such, I have the birds eye view of the most talked about “birth order” scenarios ever. Eldest. Middle. Youngest. My eldest and middle are girls, two years apart. Eight years later came the baby, a boy. All of my children are vastly different than each other, yet each one eerily similar to me. How does that happen? It feels kinda egg-shelly to begin to write about my kids as individuals. I believe…

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Single but Never Alone – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sometimes I feel like I need to be alone so much that it may leave me alone in the end. Sometimes I don’t give a shit. I know people get tired or hearing about single mom hood. Newsflash. We get tired of having to say it.We get tired of having to do it.We get tired of being the only one remembering multiple different sizes of clothes & shoes, that change continually.We get tired of being the only one remembering…

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On Motherhood, Solitude, Anonymity, and The Ocean – Single Mum, Parents Article

I’m a creature of solitude. I’ve been so since I was a child, when I would happily shut myself in my room for hours, reading and writing to my heart’s content. Before I had children, when I was in my very young twenties, I traveled the country a lot, often times alone. I once drove myself from my home in NY to California and back, happily solo.   Whenever I lack that alone time that I crave it starts…

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“The C Word” – Single Mum, Parents Article

It’s the dirtiest word in single motherhood. “Child Support.” If you look at the word simply, it means “Supporting Your Child”. But often times when heard, it takes on all kinds of other ugly misreadings. “Gold-digging”. “Entrapment”. “Control”.  In a few instances, perhaps there’s some truth to that. But more often than not, it is nothing more than what it […] © 2016 – SingleMom.com Is About Dating, Finding Assistance, Improve Education, Parenting – All Rights Reserved. This is only…

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Dear Teenagers – Single Mum, Parents Article

Dear Teenagers, I know this is hard to believe,But we ALL were you once.We. Were. YOU.We were Right, we were Cool, we were Confused.We knew everything, haha.We were lost, and alone.Except we weren’t.And Neither. Are. You. Here’s something else that’s hard to believe,we are Still much more like you than you think.We worry about what people think about us,even if we don’t want to, even if we won’t admit it.We don’t necessarily know what we want to “be” when…

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