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You are not a statistic!

I don’t think of myself as a statistic, and neither should you. As single black mothers, we live a lonely existence. It can feel so isolating, like it you are against the world. I know I felt that way as I battled through the sleepless nights, the trips to the emergency room and the rush to pick up my daughter from daycare before 6:00 pm.

When my daughter was born many, many years ago, there were no online resources to support single black parents. Twenty years later, I am even more disappointed that this reality has not changed.

With the number of social media sites, it is hard to believe that things have not changed but as my grandmother used to say:

If yuh want good, yuh nose haffi run.”

So, single mothers, join me so we can tell our stories and help preserve a bit of our culture.

As a Jamaican born Canadian, I do not always identify with the Black American woman although I left Jamaican as a young teen. If you feel the same and want to help carve out a little piece of the internet for us moms from the Caribbean, I would love to hear from you.

Let’s carve out some time for ourselves and bring a little life and joy back into our days.

Let’s go back to the days when we were growing up and learned the value of a good education; when we learned how to laugh and to be happy with what we had as we strived for more.

Join me and share are my experiences as a single mother and all the surprises and changes you have make for your little one.

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