Don’t give in to Solo Mom stereotypes. Fight back with these responses!
Annoying Comment: “I feel like a single mom; my husband’s away all week!”
Possible Response: “Do you also feel like a homeless person when you haven’t showered for two days and stand on a street corner holding your empty coffee cup?
Annoying Comment: “Is the dad involved in your lives?
Possible Response: “Oh, he was actively involved when he got me pregnant.”
Annoying Comment (accompanied by slow head shaking): “I don’t know how you do it!”
Possible Response: “Booze, pills, and sarcasm.”
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Nicole C. Kear, is the author of Now I See You: A Memoir, recently published by St. Martin’s Press. Kear, who lives in New York City, is also an editor, speaker, and mother of three.
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