The Guardian’s article about solomor / solo moms in Denmark

Helen Russell from The Guardian wrote the article:

‘There’s no stigma’: why so many Danish women are opting to become single mothers – and I am quite pleased with the outcome.

It means a great deal to me, because I am one of the Danish solo moms featured in the article.

What I am really pleased about is the discussion happening. At the moment there are 11.429 social media shares and 2140 comments to the article.

I am also very pleased to see all the “this comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards”.

The Danish media could learn a great deal about manners from our UK friends. I have not been able to read all the comments, but I have browsed a bit.

One comment called my decision arrogant.

I cannot recall ever having my decision to become a solo mom called arrogant before, but I can understand why some would call it that.

Yes, I guess it is a bit arrogant to believe that I am able to provide a good life for a child as a sole parent.

But I am not the first parent in history to at least give it my best shot, and then hope and pray that my child will turn out a happy person.

So far, as the article brilliantly describes, research is on our side – showing that children of solo mothers are happy and healthy.

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