"How Do I Manage as a Single Mother?"

Being a single mother isn't always a walk in the park. But the joy it's brought me is well worth it.

Eleni and I were playing in the park the other day when I struck up a conversation with another mom. As we talked about the whims and follies of our precocious 5-year-olds, I casually mentioned that I was a single mother. "Oh, wow," the mom said, her eyes widening with admiration. "I don't know how you do it!" "Well, it's hard sometimes," I answered honestly, giving her my short and ready reply. "But Eleni's a great kid, and the two ...

Yes, solo parenting is hard work. But the freedom is good, too.


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