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

10/06/2011 12:05 am ET | Updated Dec 05, 2011

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.