April 3, 2008

TT #56


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13 things about single mothers....

1. We are independent.

2. We can bring home the bacon AND fry it up in a pan.

3. We don't need men to complete us. They are the reason we are single mothers. However, the RIGHT man can be very nice to have around.

4. We are choosy about who we bring home and always take our kids into consideration when looking for the right guy.

5. We are beautiful inside and out.

6. Don't tell us how to run our lives, we've mastered that already.

7. We are strong both in our minds and our will.

8. We should get a card for both Mother and Fathers Day because that is our roll the majority of the time.

9. We are sensitive but we are thick skinned when we need to be.

10. We can do yard work and house work, all in the same day.

11. We find time for homework and a sex life.

12. We can multitask like no other.

13. We love our children enough to do it on our own and succeed.


34 comments:

susiej said...

You are amazing.

triathletedad said...

Wow, I'm sure this keeps you pretty busy.

Lara Angelina said...

Hi Lori...boy did I need your post today. Single motherhood is overwhelming me at the moment and you reminded me of how strong we really are! Love #12 -- so true!!
thanks again!

Nicholas said...

I expect you're right!

SandyCarlson said...

Strong post. I guess single parents get a lot of folks looking down their noses at them or thinking they're in some way pathetic. You've put an end to that idea!

The Gal Herself said...

Just reading this made me tired! May you always have the stamina to keep going! (And thanks for visiting my TT)

crazy working mom said...

You go girl! You are such an inspiration to all mothers (single or not). :)

As a product of a single mother, I am proud to say that it can be done and it can be done well.

Happy TT, my friend. Thanks (as always) for stopping by.

pussreboots said...

My mother was a single mom for the first 5 years of my life. I learned a lot from her.

Happy TT. Thanks for stopping by.

Nicole Austin said...

Great list! Single parents have to be very strong and do it all!

tommie said...

kudos to you!!

When my husband was deployed (for 15 months) I was a pseudo single mom.....it was by far the hardest thing I have ever done!

Thanks for visiting my TT.

On a limb with Claudia said...

This is particularly well done, Lori. I like the way you support and believe in yourself. Most children now are raised in single parent homes. You are right to be positive, proud and successful!

Happy TT

Sonia said...

Lori, your boys are very handsome! Congratulations!

Robin said...

My husband was raised by a single mother - she did a kickass job!

anthonynorth said...

And let's not forget the tens of thousands of single mothers after the war.

Cheerio said...

Hurray for you and all single mothers.

Darla said...

I've only been a single mom temporarily--when my husband was deployed for 9 months. It's a hard job. Kudos to all the moms who do it all, all the time! And heck, yes, you should be recognized on both Father's Day and Mother's Day!

storyteller said...

Wonderful list! Seems like you covered just about everything ;--)

I love the flowers in your sidebar.
Hugs and blessings,

alisonwonderland said...

i was raised by a single mom, and i know how true #7 is. great list! happy TT!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I wish I could say that list describes me even though I'm married... but it doesn't. I let the Tour Manager take an awful lot of the load.

Dane Bramage said...

You go girl.

Thanks for visiting my 13 iPod song by the Mystery artist.

marnini said...

You show your children that a mother's love can make it all happen.
Maribeth
www.marnini.wordpress.com

LA Day said...

Wow!
I have a friend that's a single mom and I have all the respect in the world for her. It's a tough job but she is amazing. This post reminds me of her.

Great TT

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Hooray!

Well, in the interest of full disclosure, I'm not REALLY really a single parent. I have a husband, but he's in Iraq serving as part of a 15 month deployment. My son is 8 months - so, basically, I'm a single mom until next February.

But until then, hell yeah!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

Being a single parents must be so tough. The thing I don't think i coudl put up with is the idiot people who look down at single parents sometimes. I couldn't imgagine being a single parent because it takes so much. Im sure having judgemental idiots adding to the stress doesnt help

Nap Warden said...

Amen...#12 especially. I am in awe!

Alice Audrey said...

I'm not a single mom, but I was raised by one, and this is right on. You can add that it isn't a broken home and doesn't need fixing thank you very much.

Lazy Daisy said...

you go girl...great list of one independent woman. You do deserve a mother's and father's day card.

Pamela Kramer said...

Yes, Clairol does rock doesn't it! LOL - I've been a single mom so your list speaks to me. Even though I'm married now I find myself still doing a lot of the things on your list! LOL Happy TT.

Hazel Nut said...

I often use the saying "I bring home the bacon AND fry it in the pan". Thanks for putting into words how I feel on a daily basis. It's good to hear it from others once in a while. It's a lot of work (Yes, I am a multi-tasking freak of nature)and when it all gets to be a bit much I cross "housework" off the list!

sarah in disturbia said...

kudos to you! Happy TT!

Bethany said...

I may end up a single adoptive mom in a few years, so these were insightful. It sounds like I'll be doing okay, although I know it's hard. Blessings to you and your boys! Happy TT :)

Melanie said...

I certainly don't know how single mothers do it.

No Nonsense Girl said...

Happy belated T13! :)

TorAa said...

Interesting, so to say - firstly

I do think your #9 describes women slicely better than the other 12.

I ponder what other men and women thinks.
PS. I've read all the comments so far.

btw. You are a brave person, who put words to a serious matter