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Oh Mother


Just another day in the life of a single mom

Mindy Chapman
Feb 17th, 2012

Graphic by Mindy Chapman

To get a feeling of what it's like to be a single parent, do 200 sit-ups right now. Are you completely exhausted yet? Great! Now, do 200 more.

This is what my body feels like most of the time. Generally, my brain power is not at optimum speed either. Instead of lamenting, I like to imagine my exhaustion in a humorous light. A couple of times now I've tried to use my son's set of baby keys to open the front door, or worked myself up thinking that my white blouse shrunk 10x it's size in the dryer when really it wasn't my shirt at all. My best friend admits to putting her 2 year old son's socks on her feet sometimes, wondering why they don't fit.

A typical day in the life of a single mother

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