The reality of what being a single mom is really about doesn't hit you until you are a single mother. You can catch a glimpse into what it's like to be a single mom for a weekend if you aren't really single and your partner is away for work, but there is an end in sight. After a few months of being a single mom, you really feel it. Sure, you slip into new routines and the kids gets older, and while their needs change, there are always needs. Mom, I need this. Mom, can you help me with that? Mom. Mom. Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom. Mom is all there is at home.
I've been a single mom of twins (now 4) for over a year now. Being a single mom brings on unique challenges, though I know we all have different challenges in whatever situation we are in (single, married, whatever). But when I hear Kate Gosselin talk about her challenges being a single mom, I wonder how she even remembers to get dressed every day. Kate, as we know, has eight kids. She admits that single motherhood is not ideal.