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Hattiesburg author details the challenges of single motherhood

© Betty Mayfield © Betty Mayfield

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg mother, teacher and now author is sharing her experiences as a single parent in a new book called, "Secret Struggles of a Single Mother."

Betty Mayfield, a Hub City native, graduated from Jones County Junior College in 2005. In December of that year, she learned she was pregnant.

In August 2006, her son Jordan was born. In the book, Mayfield details her journey over the last five years. She explained that her family, church and financial aid to continue her education at Southern Miss all helped her to succeed.

Mayfield graduated from Southern Miss in May 2011, with a major in child and family studies. She is now a Headstart teacher and hopes the book helps people undergoing hardships in their lives.

According to Mayfield, "One thing I want people to understand and know that is, we are single parents but it's not by choice. It's not like we want to be single parents. Some of us are single parents because the other parent walked out. Some of us are single parents because the other parent is deceased."

Mayfield said her son is now enjoying kindergarten. If you would like to read "Secret Struggles of a Single Mother," just order it by logging onto www.authorhouse.com.

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