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What is a single mother?

Posted by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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What is your definition of a single mother?





Is it someone who is completely single/no man at all in her life?





Or is it someone who just isn't together with that child's biological father?
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1stpreggers
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 12:34 AM
Someone who isn't in a romantic relationship.
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Sj218
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 12:36 AM
I think you are a single mom even if you have a new man in your life. I think the exception is if the new man has actually been with you since the child was an infant and has completely stepped into the father role.
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naturALYme
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM

I've always thought of a single mom being a woman who is not married and has children

MeeshMom
by Platinum Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 1:05 AM
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Mom who is not with/married to the father of the child for whatever reason (separated, divorce, never married,death). That's it.
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MamaHens3
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 2:08 AM

This, I'm with someone but he's not my kids dad. He doesn't help me, fill in any role in their lives. I do it all myself still. 


Quoting MeeshMom:

Mom who is not with/married to the father of the child for whatever reason (separated, divorce, never married,death). That's it.



tyfry7496
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM
A mom who is NOT married. Hence the SINGLE mom title.
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kavp84
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 1:23 PM

A woman who has children and is not married, whether to the father or someone else.

I think a woman with children can date, even have a steady relationship, and still be a single mother. However, if they're living together, it's more of a gray area...

kitty8199
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 1:25 PM
A not married mom.
I'm a single mom now, but when I get married I won't be single so no longer single mom.
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elizabeth.mary
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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Any woman who is not with her child(ren)s biological father.

Just, because you have a new man doesn't mean he's totally stepping into the father role.

AO-88
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 4:39 PM
A single woman with children who even if with someone is the sole caregiver and financial supporter.

Having a man in your life doesn't mean they're being that child's dad.
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