A Single Mom, huh?

Being a single mom, since my daughter has been born. I have never play that card, oh boohoo me I am a single mom. I just see no point to it and who cares really if I am a single mom? Really? That seems to be the most common thing nowadays in this millennium.

Single mom statistics show:

“Approximately 84% of custodial parents are mothers

45% are currently divorced or separated
34.2% have never been married
19% are married (In most cases, these numbers represent women who have remarried.)
1.7% were widowed

79.5% of custodial single mothers are gainfully employed

49.8% work full time, year round
29.7% work part-time or part-year

27% of custodial single mothers and their children live in poverty

She Does Not Receive Public Assistance:

Among custodial single mothers:

22% receive Medicaid
23.5% receive food stamps
12% receive some form of public housing or rent subsidy
5% receive receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

54% of custodial mothers are raising one child from the absent parent.”

Based on the statistics I am 84% that has custody, 45% that is separated, 49.8% that works full time, year round. I am also the 54% that is raising one child. Two BIG things are: I DO NOT GET PUBLIC ASSISTANCE OR CHILD SUPPORT. I have had the same job 5+ years.

Source: http://singleparents.about.com/od/legalissues/p/portrait.htm