Last week, my youngest (who just turned 4) learned how to swim by herself for the very first time! She was SOOOO excited and SUPER proud of herself! Of course, I was a “proud mama” as well but (I’m gonna be real with you) I kinda had to fake my happiness…. a little bit. I couldn’t help but feel sad; it was THE LAST “first time swimming by yourself” experience I was going to have as a mother (I’m done having children).
Anyhoo… I did a pretty good job at faking it and I wanted to share the “happy” moment with you. Enjoy! 🙂
– There are 82.5 million mothers in America.
– The number of divorced mothers is more than twice as large as it was in the 1960s, at 15% compared to 7% then.
– An average of 69% of mothers in the US are married now compared to 92% over five decades ago.
– 40% of American women with children under the age of 18 in the US are the primary breadwinners for their families. In 1960, the average was just 11%.
– More than 15% of American mothers have never been married, compared to less than 1% in the 1960s.
– Single mothers make up 83% of the single parent families in the US.
See!! It’s nice to know that us single moms aren’t alone in the struggle; We’re the new norm! (I’m also grateful that I’m not a single mom in 1960)!