My name is Yasamin and my daughters name is Rahil! As a single mother have a long journey of real life struggle and aha moments. I am so blessed that I have Rahil by my side to see my happiness through her eyes. The challenges I face on a daily basis are shared by millions of women across the country, each with her own unique story and set of circumstances. Be empowered knowing that despite how you may feel at times, you are not alone in your single mom struggles.
Let’s face it. There is nothing easy about being a single parent. But then again, there is nothing easy about being a parent in general, and just because something isn’t simple doesn’t mean it can’t be great. Sometimes going from surviving to thriving feels impossible. Unfortunately there are many challenges associated with being a single mother. For example, when you are the only parent at home, you have a lot more responsibility and no one to share it with. You often operate on only one income, may have to interact regularly with a former partner and share time with your children, play both mom and dad on a daily basis, and cope with loneliness, stress, and self-doubt. People may judge you for your relationship status or minimize the struggles you face, but many fail to see the positive side of single motherhood. The reality is, for whatever reason, you find yourself a single mother, so you might as well embrace the advantages it may bring.Now for some advantages. There is a certain freedom in being a single mom that other women may not experience. It gives you the opportunity to grow as an individual and to grow in your relationship with others as you rely on a larger support group and God rather than only your spouse to be your source of strength, peace, guidance, and fulfillment. Single moms often have the chance to form a unique bond with their children that married mothers may not. Not to mention, you will never have to nag anyone to stop leaving the toilet seat up or worry about hogging the bathroom when you get ready in the morning. Motherhood is a beautiful experience and gift from God that is to be cherished regardless of your circumstances. We believe that every mother should have the opportunity to thrive,