University of Oregon
Being Raised by a Single Mom
Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to address this challenge. Include whether you turned to anyone in facing that challenge, the role that person played, and what you learned about yourself.
Growing up being raised by a single mom enabled me and my mom to have a very special relationship. I cherish this close bond; however, it has also led to many challenges. I have had to step up and take much more responsibility than most kids my age. This includes doing the laundry, going grocery shopping, cooking dinner, cleaning the house and caring for my grandfather. Not only do I have a greater appreciation for the family that is present in my life, but I have gained a deep sense of confidence that I can handle anything that comes my way.
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