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Let Us Celebrate The Moms Who Are Dads, Too

Father's Day is a also a day we honor moms who have had to raise their kids solo.
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Today, Father’s Day, we celebrate the men in our lives — our fathers and the dads of our children. But let us also recognize the efforts and sacrifices of all the single moms who are trying to be both a father and a mother. It takes courage and strength to raise kids on your own.

To all the moms who had their child a little too young

Your chld is your unexpected blessing. It won’t be easy, but motherhood will give you the strength you never knew you had in you. 

To all the moms who have lost their husbands

Your heart feels heavy with grief, but your kids need you more than ever. It will all get better in the coming days ahead, so hang in there!

Someone once said, “Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears, but twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.”

To all the moms who chose to part ways with their husbands because of abuse

I know you feel the burden of responsibility. But you don’t need a man to be complete, and you are not alone. Remember, you are setting a good example for your kids.  

To all the single moms who need to go to work

Many of you even leave their kids behind to work overseas just so you can provide their needs and give them a good future. Your children may not always understand why you had to leave them, but the time will come when they will appreciate your sacrifices.

Whatever your situation is, don’t forget a mother’s love is more than enough.

 

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The author with her mom (second from left), Vivian Tucker, a single mom for 28 years, and her three sisters, Lara, Glympses, and Alyssa and their kids.
PHOTO BY courtesy of Yce Tucker Tiburcio
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To my mom, raising four daughters was never easy, we will always be proud of how brave and strong you are. Thank you for all your sacrifices, unconditional love, and constant guidance not only for us but in raising our kids as well. We love you so much!

Yce Tucker-Tiburcio, a member of the Smart Parenting Mom Network, is a first-time mom trying to juggle a full-time job with family life. She loves sharing her motherhood stories and their adventures as a family. Together with her daughter Cassie, she hopes to spread kindness and good vibes.


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