It’s the hardest job in the world, and you do it all on your own. That’s superhero-status, if you ask me. Being a single mum is one of the toughest tasks a woman can be faced with in her life, but you always handle it with charm, compassion and grace (even on those weekends that you’ve worn the same sweatpants for two days and haven’t showered in three).

Being a mum is so much more than taking care of your children. It’s about managing a house, working hard in your career and still being able to, at the end of the day, snuggle down with your kids and make them feel safe and loved, even when you aren’t feeling those things yourself. A single mum is able to hug someone when she needs it most, because she knows that they need it more. She listens and knows when to let her child rant about their rough day and when to interrupt and offer some sage advice.

She worries night and day, because a mother’s job is never done, and single mums don’t even get the break of having someone come home and takeover. So this day is all about honoring you, because a single mother isn’t just a mother. She is a heroine, a doctor, a cook, a maid, a chauffeur, a guardian, a confidant and a best friend.

You Make the Greatest Sacrifices

You ladies are empowering to us all, and if you get sick of hearing about what a hero you are, take a moment today to stop and relish in the fact that you’re seriously kicking butt. You may not always feel like you’ve done the right thing. Chores may be perpetually undone. Money might be tight. You lose your temper from time to time, but that’s okay. You’re only human. And your kids know better than anyone else that regardless of what might happen or be said, you love them more than life and you do everything you do just for them.


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Many of you are out there raising young boys without a father around, struggling to teach them how to be a man when you’ve met so many rotten ones yourself. Don’t be worried. Your love and compassion will be etched onto your son’s heart, and he will learn to appreciate women far more deeply than he ever could have otherwise, seeing how much you sacrifice and how hard you work just for him.

The Payoff

Even though being a single mum is rough, and you dread those date nights when you have to scrutinize every detail of the man across the table and wonder whether he’d be a good fit as a father, you’re still a gem. Get dressed up, do your hair, paint your nails and slip into that dress you haven’t touched in years. Being a single mum shows how powerful and independent you are, and that’s pretty darn sexy.

So Happy Mother’s Day to all of you tough, stubborn, courageous, giving and selfless single mums out there. You are truly the unsung heros of this world who we’ll never be able to thank enough.

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  • Mother’s day is over …I’m late with this post but I do wish all you amazing moms the very best in life and seeing how father’s day is only 3 mths away ..thinking of you all and sending special wishes to all the single dads. xx power on you are amazing.

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  • Yep, bald to all the single parents, you do a great job

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  • Parenting sure is difficult, but single parents are in a class of their own for sure. A tough job done well by a single person

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  • I hope all the Mums out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day and realise how special we all are. I know the ones who matter the most showed there appreciation for everything that is done for them.

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  • I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day and celebrated it in their own special way.

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  • Being a Mum is a huge job. I simply can’t imagine doing it on my own. The sacrifices you have to make to put your children first. I take my hat off to all the single Mums (and lets not forget the single Dads too) out there who have to tackle the (sometimes relentless) task of raising children on their own.

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  • I’ve deep respect for single mums !!

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  • A really Happy Mother’s Day to you all – you deserve the accolades and one day you will receive such heartfelt praise from your children who will remember all the good times you had together – the cuddles in bed, and occasional treats and won’t remember all the times you have been beating yourself up about.

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  • That’s for sure. I second that!

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  • very sweet x

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  • Its so hard and at times feels like you cant go on and to here your ex has a new partner and is happy is a tramatic

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  • Indeed. It’s hard enough with a loving, supportive partner – must be so much harder alone.

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  • Yep, hats off to single mums! I’m in awe of you and just in case you don’t hear it enough – you’re all doing an amazing job!

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  • We all have our stories thats for sure.
    The single Mums that have to do it all on their own without a support network are amazing.

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  • While I think all mums are beautiful, I sure think the single mums need some extra praise !! You truly are SUPER WOMEN !!

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