"Help with monthly expenses": SA lady tells friends of single moms

"Help with monthly expenses": SA lady tells friends of single moms

- A young lady recently took to Twitter to share some advice with the friends of single mothers

- In the post, she lists different things that those friends can do to make a single mother's life easier

- The post received many likes and comments from Twitter users who shared mixed reactions to the advice

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Being a single mommy can't be easy, which is why single mothers need a lot of support from their loved ones and friends. A young lady, @NokShabangu recently reiterated just how important that help was by sharing some interesting advice with the world.

"The hardest realisation, which is a recent one... is that friends don’t really know what it takes to support a single mother. Here are 3 cheap & consistent ways: 1. OFFER to babysit the child for a weekend every few months 2. Help with a monthly expense. 3. Ask her how you can help.

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"They're often the first/loudest ones to sing your praise... “Nokwanda is doing so well with Zaïre. He’s so clever, well-mannered and...” they don’t know what it actually takes or what you’re really going through
"Sometimes, I don’t even share because I feel as though I’m always complaining. Anytime you delve into your emotions the first response is “I’m sure you’ll find a way”, “You’ve made it this far”. The unspoken sentiments are where I’ve drawn the line cause this is the life I choose," she wrote.

Soon locals were in the comment section sharing mixed reactions to the post. Read a few of them below.

@TReneilwe1 said:

"Bathong! I chose to wait and not have a child because I can’t afford one yet, so how then am I expected to support my friend’s child? Le hlanya gore on this app! (some people are crazy)."

@TrevorScottie said:

"Lol bruh it’s your kid nyalo we should suffer?"

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@LihleMotubatse said:

"The problem is you feel the world owes you for the decisions YOU made. You are entitled and uyagula. You need help."


"It's not always easy, I don't even know how I manage. Even when it's my kid's birthday it scares me coz he's getting older and somehow I feel incompetent or clueless on how to raise him properly. The family has always supported me so I hope they do the same for you. All the best."
A local mom shared advice with the friends of single parents
A Mzansi single mother recently shared advice for the loved ones of single moms. Source: @NokShabangu
Source: Twitter

In other Briefly.co.za news, December has arrived and South Africans could not be any more excited - after the tough year everyone's had no one can blame them. Taking to Twitter, many of them reflected on all the happenings of 2020.

Soon #KeDezembaBoss was trending with Mzansians all sharing their thoughts on the new month and what it will bring for them. While a lot of locals promised to party their lives away, others chose to use the time to make resolutions for the year that lies ahead.

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Hundreds of tweets using the hashtag subsequently flooded Mzansi timelines. Briefly.co.za took the opportunity to compile a few of the many interesting #KeDezembaBoss tweets. One person, @DunguMhangwana said:

"I feel sorry for my parents because once I leave home this coming weekend, they'll see me in January. #KeDezembaBoss"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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