I’m a lesbian and a single mom (by choice, and with no plan to change that anytime soon, if ever) with a 4-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. Their dad is a close friend of mine from high school, and he and his family are a huge and very important part of our lives. I consider many of his family members my closest friends and our biggest support system way more than my own relatives are.
I haven’t been in a serious relationship since my son was very young, so it’s been just the three of us for almost all of their lives. It’s been both incredibly amazing and, at times, incredibly difficult. There are definitely days when I feel overwhelmed and outnumbered, but my kids are amazing and I wouldn’t change a thing about our family. —evilashe