After a time, I got back on my feet and ventured out. A lot more single moms than I had ever noticed before. It's an all-time high -- and it's not due to teen moms (teen motherhood is at its lowest rate in 65 years).Births to unmarried women ages 25 to 29 are up 30 percent since 1991; births to unmarried women ages 30 to 44 are up 17 percent.I was a hormonal, heartbroken 28-year-old, and in between work hours spent editing textbooks, I nursed Mae and mashed up baby food. It didn't help that there were no single-mom role models in my life -- except, say, Madonna, who was also parenting solo at the time., I used to think, but I hardly had a superstar's life.When my daughter, Mae, was 7 months old, her father and I split up.
Suddenly, she woke up to realize there was a man she didn't know standing in her doorway.
You’re happy, you’re enjoying the flirtatious texting, you’re in a good place, but you’re a single mom. If your children are old enough and mature enough, discuss how they feel about it.
Take your time when introducing your new man to your children and having him sleep over.
Fortunately, I had a fantastic group of friends who helped.
Maybe none of them knew exactly what I was going through, but they babysat and showered Mae with love, which I appreciate to this day. were born outside of marriage, according to the Centers for Disease Control.