Society tends to perceive single moms and their children in a certain light. In fact, you can say that there are several myths surrounding the concept of a single woman solely raising her child. While such stigmas and misconceptions may exist, but that doesn’t mean single moms have to sit back and take it!
One active mom, Constance Hall, took to social media to combat these common misunderstandings about being a single mom. Hall, a single mother who herself was raised by a single mom, recently posted what she calls “single mum myth busting” to her Facebook account, and it has since gone viral.
Hall posted a list of 7 common myths about single moms that she quickly disproved and shot down using her own experiences as a single mommy.
In her viral post, Hall presents very powerful arguments that all single moms can agree with. For example, the Australian mom/blogger claims that single moms “don’t want a new dad for their kids,” and that single moms “aren’t always broke.” She even addresses children of single moms saying “their kids aren’t disadvantaged”.
As you can see this mom has quite a lot to say on the matter, and tons of single moms from all around the world are paying this noble mother respect. The post, since she proudly shared it, has produced 77,000+ likes and over 22,000 shares.
Hall, as previously mentioned, was raised by single mother. This leads her to be even more defensive about the pejorative and insulting myths involving single moms. In her post she writes, “[being a single mom] is tough but the toughest part is the stigma.” Which is why her efforts to eliminate said stigma is more than appreciated by thousands of single moms everywhere!
She concludes her awesome post by commemorating single moms everywhere: “Today I’m saluting single mums. I was raised by one, I respect them and I admire the s**t out of them.”
We would like to pay our respects to single moms, too. Good job, moms! You’re an inspiration to us all!
READ: On being a single mom – A heartfelt letter for single mothers
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