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.
Meet Natasha B. – an up and coming free-lance makeup artist from New York City.
I first met Natasha in a religion class we had to take for our undergraduate degree. Back then, our biggest concerns were figuring out what we would have for dinner, where we could find a good reggae party or how we could finance our next shopping spree.
Even in her early 20’s, Natasha has always had a strength and independence that I’ve admired. It is that same strength that helps her today as she faces life as a single mother.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Natasha to chat about her life today as a single mother.
Disclaimer: Out of respect for the individual, the name of my “reserve guy” has been changed for this article. All other details are true.
I have a type. My best friends know my type and for the most part I usually date guys that fit the mold of what I like…
Sean and I met when I was in high school. He’s one of the good guys – comes from a nice family, wasn’t into dating multiple girls at the same time – he was just nice. I always knew Sean had a thing for me but so did his friend.
Since the friend was more my type, he and I dated on and off for a few months.
Sean and I remained friendly even after his friend and I broke up. I eventually went off to college and started dating someone else. I never hid any of my dating life from Sean, neither would he hide his feelings towards me. Continue reading