I am, quite possibly, Ed Sheeran’s biggest fan. I was one of those people who stalked Google Play the day his two newest singles, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill” were set to release. I’m not ashamed.
I listened to “Shape of You” non-stop until the rest of his album released. Then I had a whole new slew of songs to enjoy, but that one was still one of my favorites.
And then, I came across this blogger who made a totally hilarious parody of “Shape of You” that all mommies can surely relate to. I mean, no one likes the smell of their baby’s poo, no matter how adorable their baby is, right?
I have a child with developmental delays. Some are slight and others are severe. We’ve been through the autism diagnosis process. I can totally relate to the autism mom.
When I was a preschool teacher, I had kiddos on the spectrum or going through the diagnostic process too. I’ve seen parents fight for their kids. None of it is easy.
Although my child hasn’t received a diagnosis, he has many of the same behaviors and delays as children with autism. We use many of the same autism resources and therapies as autism families do. He’s five years old and it’s been an interesting five years, to say the least.
We live in a world where being a single mother has a lot of negative connotations associated with it. While we can mostly agree that raising a child with both parents available is the perfect scenario, things do not always align with our dream world.
Single mothers face cultural bias in many societies around the world. Unfortunately, many view these families as incomplete without a father figure.
Trust me, I know. I’m one myself.
According to a 2016 study by the United States Census Bureau, there were 12 million single parent households in the United States. Single moms were responsible for 80% of those households. But, does that give the single mom help and understanding she needs for support?