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Shaming The Single Mom: Do We All Secretly Think Single Moms Are Crazy? - Slate Magazine

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Alamy: David Castillo Dominici

When I was pregnant with my second child, I was aware that there were ways in which I was not prepared to take care of a baby on my own, but that awareness didn't unduly influence or affect me. What I thought to myself was, "The universe will rearrange itself for this baby."

I often hear people refer to other single mothers I know as "crazy," and I assume that they refer to me that way, too.

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