Single Parenting

Rebecca Brown: 39-Year-Old Woman's Lucky Lottery Win Gives Her the Opportunity of a Lifetime: To Become the Mother She's Always Wanted to Be via IVF

39-Year-Old Woman’s Lucky Lottery Win Gives Her the Opportunity of a Lifetime: To Become the Mother She’s Always Wanted to Be

After being diagnosed with precancerous cells of the cervix, 39-year-old Rebecca Brown wasn’t sure that she’d ever be able to be a mother. In a fortunate turn of events, Rebecca won one million dollars playing the lottery, allowing her to afford two rounds of IVF. The elated single mom-to-be is due to give birth in January 2020.

Advice on being a single mom?

I’m a mother of a two year old, and I’m still with my daughter’s father, and we’ve been together for four years. We have had more downs than ups being together. At this point, I know he will never change. I’m currently going to start going to counseling for myself because I want to become a better person and a better parent, of course. I want to leave my baby father, but it’s hard because he’s been the only support that I have had. I don’t speak to my parents; they are not in my life. And I’m just so sad because I want to leave him so bad. But I won’t have anywhere to go with my daughter, and I NEVER want to give up my rights for him over my daughter because my daughter is my world. I know I can get a job a full-time job, but it’s going to take a while. I just need help at this point in knowing what to do. I just want to be happy with myself and my daughter. How do you single mothers do it? With or without support from your family. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by …

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My dad is abusive and I don’t know what to do: Advice?

My dad is extremely rude to my mom, and when I defend my mom, my dad wants to hit me with the fist in my face and throw me out of the house. Life hasn’t been easy for me. I’m still living with my parents after numerous failed attempts to live on my own. I have a daughter of 5 yo and is currently pregnant, so I know I should have been independent already, I have my own hustle despite being unemployed, so I don’t ask them any money. My concern is just that my daughter is growing up seeing this rage and abuse against women in the house, and at times, he’s like that with my child as well. It’s difficult finding a job here, and being pregnant, the chances are even slimmer. I need strength and courage to be strong for my child and unborn. I’m feeling hopeless Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Single moms, how do you manage your work life and being a mom?

How do you single moms work and afford to pay for everything plus daycare? I’ve been living on government assistance and child support since becoming a single mother, and I’m so ready to start working again. I’ve been offered a decent job but not sure how I’m going to afford childcare. I’ve applied for child care assistance but not sure how much that actually helps out. I’m feeling defeated and like working wouldn’t even be worth it. Also, please add that I’m afraid of losing my Medicaid for my kids, so then insurance would be another added expense. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Can I get child support from someone on SSDI?

Has anyone ever had experience with getting child support from a noncustodial parent on SSDI (social security disability income?) My 13 year old’s father abandoned him when he was 3 and moved 4 states away after not showing for his court ordered visitation. My son doesn’t even remember him nor does he even have any idea who he is (he’s only seen him once a since he was 1 1/2) I tried applying for child support back in 2010 but due to his “sperm donor” being on just SSI (social security income) at the time instead of SSDI, they couldn’t touch him. Now I’ve reapplied and am just wondering if anyone has any experience with this kind of thing. Thanks in advance ???? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Katie Price and son in court

Single Mom Fosters Abandoned Newborn and Soon Realizes She’s The Biological Sister Of Her Adopted Son

This is Katie Price of Parker, Colorado, and these are her beautiful children. But just a few years ago, Katie was newly divorced, completely on her own and searching to find her purpose. Which she discovered was in becoming a foster mom. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Nurse Adopts Two-Year-Old Baby Blaze After Caring for Him in the Hospital After her divorce, Katie Price rebooted her life. First, she moved into a new home in Colorado, then she changed careers, and most importantly she chose to foster a child. She’d always wanted a child but struggled with fertility so became interested in adopting.  One day, she received an email from her pastor suggesing she consider fostering a child especially given her past fertility issues. Katie was intrigued, but took things slowly. She started by attending meetings about the foster care system and learning as much as she could about the process. It was through one of the foster care meetings that Katie realized she indeed felt the calling to foster.  After successfully fostering four children at various times, Katie was ready to adopt and raise a child of her own. Her opportunity arrived in 2016, when a caseworker told Katie about …

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World's Smallest Baby Born

World’s Smallest Baby Released From Hospital After Six Months

Baby Saybie earned the title of world’s smallest surviving baby when she was born in December of 2018. At the time of birth, she weighed only 8.6 ounces and was small enough to fit in the palm of her doctor’s hand. For comparison, that’s about the same weight as a large apple or a juice box. Can you imagine? According to the University of Iowa’s Tiniest Babies Registry (who knew that was a thing?!), the little miracle weighed 7 grams less than the previous tiniest baby record holder, a baby girl born in 2015 in Germany. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Meet the Infinity Baby: 10-Year-Old Records Mom Giving Birth in Car on Way to Hospital Baby Saybie arrived in December, three months earlier than expected, at San Diego’s Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. The little lady was delivered via emergency C-section after it was discovered that she was not gaining weight in utero due to preeclampsia. But last week, some amazing news finally came: Saybie was discharged from the hospital weighing 5.6 pounds! The hospital released a video of Saybie’s mother sharing the news. “They told my husband he had about an hour with her and that …

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