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Meghan King Edmonds just got incredibly honest while sharing her feelings about her first Mother’s Day as a single parent. The Real Housewives of Orange County alum opened up about the holiday, as well as the way her life has changed since her divorce from Jim Edmonds.
“I wasn’t looking forward to this Mother’s Day,” Meghan confessed in an Instagram caption alongside a photo with her three children on May 10. “Quarantined with 3 screaming toddlers for 9 weeks while trying to work hasn’t exactly been a prime environment for me to feel like I’m earning any mother-of-the-year awards. Being prisoners in our home killed our spirits and crushed our souls.”
Meghan continued to explain that in addition to the obstacles self-quarantine has thrown her way, it has also been difficult to be a single parent.
“It’s my first Mother’s Day I’m spending without a partner, something I NEVER envisioned,” she said. “‘Families are created out of unconditional love,’ I thought. ‘Two parents weather life’s storms but always remain together to celebrate the subsequent rainbows,’ I thought. But that is not my store and that makes me feel deeply regretful—like I failed my children by not giving them a nuclear family.”
Despite the trying time Meghan has been going through lately, she has decided to remain positive as best she can.
“Today I am refusing to dwell on mistakes and shitty situations. I can’t control; today I control my reaction. I miss my step-kids who made me a mother before I had children of my own and I am sending them so much love. I miss my freedom. And I mourn the loss of what could’ve been,” she said. “But despite this I look at my beautiful tribe with pride because I am a mother to three incredible kids and I’m the only one they’ve got.”
Meghan concluded her post with a message for other mothers who may be in a similar situation: “To all the mamas out there, I lift you up in solidarity for all the hard times and in celebration of the good times. Hats off to us today, for all the hats we wear.”
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