Being a parent is a challenge. Being a single parent is a greater challenge. And being a single parent in school… I don’t know how they do it. I still don’t know how my mother did it. But to accomplish what she and so many other single parents have done is beyond incredible.
I wrote this blog article – “School and the Single Parent” — earlier this month for Ashford University’s Forward Thinking site and I wanted to share it here. Read on to hear from two remarkable women who finished school while raising children as single parents. One of them, in fact, was a single grandparent.
Here’s a quote from one of the women, who became pregnant while attending school:
“Many times people view single parents as not being able to do or accomplish as much as others, but I refused to fall into that stigma. The greatest feeling and my happiest moment was watching my son cheer for me as I walked across the stage to receive my degree.”