Saturday, July 14, 2012

All Single Mothers Do Not Need Help!

     I came across a new site called, Stumbleupon, where you "stumble upon" different sites based on your interest.  As I was "stumbling upon" different sites under the topic, "single moms," I came across several sites that said that if you are a single mom you should apply for foods stamps, housing assistance, pregnancy support, etc.  I have to be hones, after reading some of these blogs and articles, I became very offended!  Now I am sure that there are many single mom's out there that need some assistance but why is it that they think that "single moms" are just destitute and uneducated?  Given the state of the economy, there are families with 2 parents who may need assistance, not just single parents.  EVERY single parent is not struggling. There are many single mothers who are educated, have careers and own homes.  We are not women who are looking for a hand out and sitting around waiting for the government to take care of us and our children.  People need to realize that just because a woman may be parenting alone does not mean that she is any less than a woman that is married. For the record...many of us our doing a damn good job by ourselves!!

16 comments:

  1. I LOVE your attitude! Great post!

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  2. Thank You and Thanks for taking the time to check it out!!

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  3. You make an excellent point. I may be guilty of falling for this stereotype, and I need to work harder to correct this. Single mothers work harder than just about anyone else.

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  4. Stephen,

    Yes, we do and sometimes we become single parents not just because of circumstances but choice. Believe it or not, many of us make more money than our married counterparts and no matter what, we can make a way out of no way. LOL!!

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  5. God Bless the child that has its own,,,every women is not begging for bread or living in a miserable situation..Ty's new blog is a true testimony..praise you father for such a beautiful and gifted daughter...Amen!

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  6. You're on point girl. Following your blog now and I so look forward for it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Its all about the stereotype remaining in ppls minds that single mothers are young and black...and we know that not the case but the world does not or they refuse to see it any other way.

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  8. This is true, Tiffany. I think they are starting to see things now that they have shows like, "Teen Mom."

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  9. Stumbleupon is a nice site, TK. Actually, whenever you write a post, stumble the link to it on the site. It will increase your readership.

    ~Chap
    www.insaneasylumblog.com

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  10. Chap,
    I am still trying to figure out how to use Stumbleupon to promote my blog. How do I do that?

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  11. You couldn't have said it better! As a fellow single mom, yes, I believe that we thrive despite all the stereotypes. We are no different from families with two parents. Yes, sometimes we handle things even better than they do.

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  12. Great post and I totally agree! :)

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  13. Thanks for stopping by Sunnymama. I enjoyed your blog!

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  14. Great site. Super funny I will be back

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