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    For Single Moms

    The Facebook Challenge I Wanted to Ignore

    It was a simple challenge on a friend’s page:

    “Single mothers, call your children’s father and share with them one thing you appreciate about him as a father.”

    I chuckled, sensing this wasn’t going to end well.

    I knew my friend had good intentions. Being a single dad of three boys himself, he simply wanted to spark a healthy conversation to try to boost the image of fathers.

    The responses however were not good.

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    For Single Moms

    7 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Single Mother

    You’ve probably heard it before – “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  It’s a cute nursery rhyme we learn as kids, but as we grow up, we quickly learn words do hurt. They can even hurt more than sticks and stones.

    Being a single mother often invites unsolicited comments and opinions from others.

    While some comments may come from a genuine place, they can be internalized negatively by a single mother.

    Of course every single mom’s reactions will be different, but generally speaking, here are seven things you should never say to a single mother:

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