Parenting is an immense challenge, but doing it on your own adds an extra layer of difficulty.
In honor of Mother’s Day, UNICEF made a sweet video spotlighting Kristilee Augustine, a single mom in Belize who is raising her 4-year-old daughter Zoe alone. In the video, she talks about the struggles and blessings of her motherhood experience.
“The hardest thing is doing it on by myself,” Kristilee says. “But I never let Zoe see me break. If I want to cry, I cry at night.”
Still, she notes, “I wouldn’t change being a mom for anything.”
The video is part of UNICEF’s “Early Moments Matter” campaign, which emphasizes how children’s environments and experiences in their first years can affect their wellbeing as adults.