Parents

Beautiful Mother's Day Ad Honors The Sacrifices Single Moms Make

"If I want to cry, I cry at night.”
05/12/2017 02:08pm ET

Parenting is an immense challenge, but doing it on your own adds an extra layer of difficulty.

In honor of Mother’s Day, UNICEF made a sweet video spotlighting Kristilee Augustine, a single mom in Belize who is raising her 4-year-old daughter Zoe alone. In the video, she talks about the struggles and blessings of her motherhood experience.

“The hardest thing is doing it on by myself,” Kristilee says. “But I never let Zoe see me break. If I want to cry, I cry at night.”

Still, she notes, “I wouldn’t change being a mom for anything.”

The video is part of UNICEF’s “Early Moments Matter” campaign, which emphasizes how children’s environments and experiences in their first years can affect their wellbeing as adults.

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