I also want to add here the a little praise of my own, Emily, who did bring some things on herself in becoming pregnant at such a young age putting us her parents through a very difficult time as she appeared to be determined to do things her way ( understatement!).
Teenage mums have a very bad press which is to a large extent quite unfair. Now as a single mum at 21 with a 3 and 4 year old we couldn't really be prouder of the way that Emily has taken on the responsibilities of parenthood - it would actually put to shame many two parent households. We do despair that the system in the UK does still not make things easy for single parents who want to break back into the employment market! ( this is not perhaps the time or place to air this?)
Emily of course knows that that there are always family members ( 3 generations ) near at hand to help out..... but everyone does this willingly as they respect the good job that this single mum is doing in running her household and bringing up her children...... single mums deserve much more of a better press and will always get it from this blogger.
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