"Never getting married would not be a life regret for me. Not trying to have my own child would be."
There's no doubt that becoming or being a single mom in your 20s can be intimidating, terrifying, and make you feel like less of the "normal" family/parenting unit, but, that being said, it's one of the most rewarding, remarkable journeys a person can embark on. Raising one munchkin solo can have it's perks, and here are a handful of them...
"They don't want your husbands..."
It isn't structure or size that makes a family, it's love.
Most mamas have their personal Ken doll and second babies on the way, and I'm over here in my beach shack with Tanner, trying to eat clean(ish) and working on my abs to stay a babe, ya know, since I'm single now.
"We are strong. We are resilient. But we are also vulnerable."
Some days I'm ok. Some days I'm great, and some days I'm miserable. That's just how it goes. I've accepted that.
Before life's unexpected twists left me staring down the barrel of single motherhood, I had never wanted children.
I was recently mansplained how there are real single moms and then there are single moms who claim the title. Ya know the type of single mom I'm referring to? No, you don't? That's ok, because I didn't either.
The next perpetually single person in their 40s who whines at me that they thought they'd be married by now, then in the next breath qualifies it with "but I don't want someone with baggage" would be well advised to step back quietly, making no sudden movements so as not to antagonise me.