You're not better than I am just because you're a single mom!!
One of my friends has this idea that she's somehow better than me or her other married friends because she's doing it all solo. Now, I give her props for handling things on her own fairly well, but she wouldn't be single if she didn't have 5 kids by 5 different men, with no more than a 3yr age difference between them (most are only around a year). All 5 guys were married or in committed relationships with other women when she had sex with them and only 1 of the 5 gives her anything for child support - and that's not much. So, yes, she has to make ends meet herself and does, but she wouldn't be in that position if she'd made better choices.
I don't think she's superior to anyone else because of that fact, especially when I and a few others are married but also do 99% of the childrearing and such ourselves because our spouses are deployed overseas.
What do you think? Does being a single parent make you better than others, or just different?