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Mommy #1: Sarah Layes

There’s no manual for being a single mother. I’ve had to learn everything the hard way. But there’s one thing I know for sure: you have to work twice as hard to make it in this world when you’re raising kids on your own. 

My kids are my life, and I’ll do whatever it takes to give them the best life possible. That means working long hours, sacrificing my own needs, and doing whatever it takes to keep them happy and safe. I’m proud of the life we’ve built together – even if it hasn’t always been easy. We may not have a father in our lives, but we’re a family all the same – and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you YoungMom!

Mommy #2: Naomi Fitzgerald

Becoming a mother was the best thing that ever happened to me. I had always heard people say that, but I never really understood what it meant until I became one myself.

Before having my son, I was always so focused on what I was missing out on by not being able to do things like go out clubbing or travel as much as I wanted. But now, all of that seems so trivial. Don’t get me wrong, being a mom is hard work and there are times when I’m exhausted and just want some time for myself. But when I look at my son and see the joy in his eyes, it all makes sense. It’s not about what you give up to have a child, but what you’ve gained from having one. And for me, that’s more than worth any sacrifice!

Mommy#3: Annieta Waylord

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was so excited and nervous all at the same time. I was constantly asking other moms for advice, but it seemed like everyone had a different opinion. One day, a friend of mine told me the best thing to do is to trust my intuition. She said that no one knows my baby better than I do, and that I would know what he or she needs.

I tried to remember her words when my son was born. It was definitely challenging in the beginning – there were so many things I had to learn about taking care of a baby! But eventually, I started to figure out what worked best for him and what didn’t. And you know what? My intuition was always right. If he woke up in the middle of the night crying, I knew that he needed me to rock him back to sleep instead of trying to give him a bottle. If he was fussy during the day, I knew that maybe he wasn’t getting enough sleep and needed a nap.

Now that I’m pregnant with my second child, I’m going to try and remember my friend’s words again. Babies are all so different, and what works for one might not work for another – so you really have to listen to your own instincts as a mommy!