I never ever thought I would be a single Mum (I mean does anybody?) It is extremely challenging and I still struggle. I used to cry a lot about my situation but now I always look at the positives and remind myself how LUCKY I am;
- I have a healthy, gorgeous baby boy that makes me smile every day
- I have a roof over my head, clean water, food and clothes
- I have the most amazing parents (I just wish they lived closer to me!)
Watching reality star and single mum of one, Chantelle Houghton, really made me tear up. I know what she is going through in terms of being lonely and wanting to share your son’s/daughter’s special moments with someone. Chantelle spilt recently with Alex Reid, who is the ex husband of Katie Price.
Chantelle is lucky as she has no money worries and she openly admits that. Yes, being a single Mum is difficult, but I hope Miss Houghton realises the positives in her life and surges forward with that. One very positive and inspiring thing that Chantelle said at the end of her interview on This Morning about being a single mum was;
‘It’s my life and I’ve got to get on with it’
Its true, we have to get on with life in the best way we can. We all live our own lives and have all come up against different struggles at different times, we have to learn from it and move on. I have wasted too much time in the past feeling sorry for myself, but I don’t anymore. Life is all about being happy, learning from our past and living in the ‘now’
The one thing I do still struggle with is that no one in my life actually understands what it is like to be a single parent, but I try not to think about it. I get on with what I need to do. My priority right now is making sure my son is happy and stable and that I have a steady amount of income coming in every month. As I’m self employed and sometimes work in the media industry as a radio presenter, a steady income every month is another challenge, but I will leave that for another blog post!
Chantelle if you’re reading this, we both live in Essex, so feel free to pop over for a cuppa! As Mums we should be supporting each other. If you know a single Mum, just send them a text and see how they are. From first hand experience, they will really appreciate it