By Jessica Woodbury

Jessica Woodbury is a lapsed lawyer, single parent, and bookworm. She blogs at Don't Mind the Mess.

  1. From the outside, there appear to be two kinds of single parents. You can do it all, strive for perfection, and pull it off. Or you can barely get by, almost fall apart, and struggle for breath. For me, though, it has always been both. Strength and struggle seem to go hand in hand.

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  2. This is how things used to be: you opened your mouth or you kept it shut. If you spoke up, there were risks.

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