You have NO idea how much work this is going to be. You will be happy for every second you can have on your own. Gosh, when I think back to the difficulties of combining work and having a daughter as a couple, I can’t even imagine how you’re going to manage all this alone.
Do any of these sentences sound familiar?
They sure do to me. In the last five months, I’ve heard these concerns a billion times.
I know they come from a caring place, but still, they always sting.
After all, there are so many fears you already harbor as a single-mom-to-be.
You have the financial worries, the time management scares, the thoughts and fears of whether you’re going to be good enough for the child or if your child is going to miss something or someone, just to name a few. You don’t need someone else harping on about the challenges of motherhood in order for you to be aware of all the challenges ahead of you.
But people do it anyway and they do it with gusto and fun. It’s easy to let these comments get to you and cause you sleepless nights, but there are better ways to deal with them. [Read more…]