Single Mom Praises Ex’s New Girlfriend For A Very Important Reason

Co-Parenting Can Be Quite Tricky.

Nobody wants their child in someone else care, especially if that someone is your ex’s significant other. However, what many people don’t understand is the fact that more love is always welcome.

What’s so bad about your child getting another friend? That’s what Brittney Johnson and Kayla Imhoff are trying to tell us. Johnson’s ex is now dating a new woman, Imhoff. A lot of mothers would be very aggravated in this situation because it means that your daughter is seeing another woman as her mom. This tricky co-parenting situation arose when Johnson took her 2-year old daughter Payton, to see Kayla.

It didn’t go as you might have expected though.

To all of the mothers out there who throw a fit when another woman treats your child as her own: why isn't that exactly…

Geplaatst door Brittney Johnson op Woensdag 12 juli 2017

She questioned previously established narratives on why we behave the way we do:

To all of the mothers out there who throw a fit when another woman treats your child as her own: Why isn’t that exactly what you want? I prayed one night for the type of woman my daughter’s father would be with, knowing that she would be raised in two homes.

Her Prayers Were Not Left Unanswered.

My first impression of Kayla was that she was sweet, and brave for deciding to meet Charlie’s daughter. Being in a relationship with someone who has a child can be daunting; knowing that things can get complicated. I think it takes a special person to decide to stick around anyway.


My child is my world, and when I realized that Kayla’s interest was to treat Payton as her own, it was actually a huge relief for me. You worry about the kind of people that your child will meet or look up to, or how they will be treated when you aren’t around. But once I knew that she was well cared for even when I wasn’t there, it got a lot easier.

Both Johnson And Imhoff Agree That Their Relationship Is Unique.

We have become close friends. As, We consult each other on everything and we make decisions together. We talk about her school, plans for the holidays, and discipline. We both take off work on Payton’s birthday and have a girls’ day with her, and we also each give the other person space to have a close bond with her.


Johnson Explains:

I came into it thinking ‘if my daughter loves you, then I do too’. And my advice to other parents in similar situations is to ask your child what would make them happiest; if they want to spend time with both of you, then let them do it.

Embrace that there’s a bonus parent who loves your child, because they are not your competition. Every person deserves love, so don’t take someone away from them out of bitterness, envy, or hatred. Show them what love is and how to treat people so they never doubt that they are loved.

Brittney Johnson

Imhoff couldn’t agree more.

It’s never easy for someone to put their child in the care of someone else; especially a birth mom, so always take her feelings into account.


If you’re co-parenting, and seeing your child doing things like this doesn’t bring a smile to your face, reconsider what’s truly best for your child. Payton has more people to love her this way, and what more could a mother ever want for her child? It takes a village to raise a child, and I happen to love mine.

What do you think? Is it too much, too little, or just right? We should add, however, that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to parenting. Sometimes, you just gotta go with your gut and hope for the best. So what does your gut say about this?

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