We have all innocently joked about it; when one spouse is away on a business trip, we state we are going to be single-parenting for the time being. The reality of being the sole provider is something two-parent couples will never fully understand. Everything from making breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, to driving the kids to school, extra-curricular activities, and parties, to doing the homework with them, reading to them at night, all while holding down a job, is just part of life.
The United States Census Bureau reveals that 80.6 percent of single parents are mothers. Today, approximately 17.4 million kids under the age of 18, are being raised without a father. Still, schools across the country hold "father and son/daughter" days where treats are served for the dads and kids to enjoy. While it's a great idea in theory, there are millions of boys and girls who cannot partake in this activity.
Her first and foremost goal has been to ensure her kids know they are loved unconditionally.