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The married "single" mom You and me + 4 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4113 posts
29th Apr '13

I dont know how i feel about this article and the fact that married women are now calling themselves single moms. Being a single parent for a long period of time before my SO came along I also dont know if I agree. IMO a single parent has no help whatsoever. I wouldve been grateful for having a mate come home every other week or on the weekends to help out and give me a break. Single parents dont have that. I believe the married single mom thing can apply to military moms bc their husbands are gone for large amounts of times but to label moms with working husbands single parents IMO is incorrect. What do you think? D&D
http://www.today.com/moms/rise-married-single-mom-6C9604069?ocid=msnhp&pos=4



The rise of the 'married single mom'



1C5054993-urist.blocks_desktop_avatar.jpApril 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM ET
Can a married woman ever really call herself a single mom? The Obamas seem to think maybe so. President Obama defended First Lady Michelle Obama

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
29th Apr '13

I think that label is disgusting. Even military mom's aren't "single" because they have the help of their Husband's income (as well as emotional support). While they are holding the fort down alone, he will eventually come back but in the mean time his income remains steady. Single Mom's have no help, ever. None. Physically, emotionally or monetarily. I think this label is highly offensive to what in fact is being single mother.

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I think that label is disgusting. Even military mom's aren't "single" because they have the help of their ... [snip!] ... None. Physically, emotionally or monetarily. I think this label is highly offensive to what in fact is being single mother."


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InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I think that label is disgusting. Even military mom's aren't "single" because they have the help of their ... [snip!] ... None. Physically, emotionally or monetarily. I think this label is highly offensive to what in fact is being single mother."

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I agree with every single word.
I have been a single mom and I am now a mom who does majority of all of the work by myself but I am married. There is a GIGANTIC difference...

You and me + 4 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4113 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I think that label is disgusting. Even military mom's aren't "single" because they have the help of their ... [snip!] ... None. Physically, emotionally or monetarily. I think this label is highly offensive to what in fact is being single mother."


I wasnt even thinking income wise. I have to agree with you.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I think that label is disgusting. Even military mom's aren't "single" because they have the help of their ... [snip!] ... None. Physically, emotionally or monetarily. I think this label is highly offensive to what in fact is being single mother."


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Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57578 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I think that label is disgusting. Even military mom's aren't "single" because they have the help of their ... [snip!] ... None. Physically, emotionally or monetarily. I think this label is highly offensive to what in fact is being single mother."


This.



Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
29th Apr '13

I was raised by a single mother and I watched two of my sisters be a single mother at one point and time so yeah, these females need a got damn reality check.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 44140 posts
29th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" I think that label is disgusting. Even military mom's aren't "single" because they have the help of their ... [snip!] ... None. Physically, emotionally or monetarily. I think this label is highly offensive to what in fact is being single mother."</blockquote>



This

You and me + 4 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4113 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I was raised by a single mother and I watched two of my sisters be a single mother at one point and time so yeah, these females need a got damn reality check."


I myself was a single parent for a very long time. My SO is not home as much as i would like him to be but i wouldnt dare call myself a single mother anymore bc he is here to help. When i was a single mom i had no help from anyone. My family is just starting to come around to help now that hes here and his family is a big help.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
29th Apr '13

I guess I can see their point but idk if its the best terminology. But it is hard doing things on your own SO or not.



One thing I do find frustrating is when someone pulls the single mom card but they have every other weekend without the kid(s) and have their mom or whatever watch them all the time and then complain about being a single mom. I'm sorry but you have help. Just because you have a SO doesn't mean you have help. Plus you never get a break from the kids to gather yourself. It is very exhausting. All types of parenting have their struggles. Whether you have a SO or not parenting is hard and every situation is different.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
29th Apr '13

No. A single mother has to do everything described above, plus support the household. How disrespectful to their husbands. :?

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
29th Apr '13

I was a married "single" mom for 2 yrs. Its how I always labeled myself.

To have a husband who was only home 4 days a month, and to which he slept and went out drinking with friends on those days, never paid a bill or rent or groceries car insurance daycare etc.......I paid and did everything with my own money, he kept his to himself and made more too (truck driver)

Way different then the story tho. But I had considered myself the married "single" mom, now that was 10-11 yrs ago tho. lol

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Supafly★:" No. A single mother has to do everything described above, plus support the household. How disrespectful to their husbands. :?"

My thoughts exactly. Like, hey go out and work a shit ton of hours to support us while I sit here and act like you don't exist.



Shitty :?

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" I was a married "single" mom for 2 yrs. Its how I always labeled myself. To have a husband who was ... [snip!] ... Way different then the story tho. But I had considered myself the married "single" mom, now that was 10-11 yrs ago tho. lol "

No, you were actually a dumb married woman. You put up with his behavior.