Seattle's single moms find strength in one another

Randi Anderson knew she was on her own the day her son was born 22 months ago when she drove herself to the hospital. Full Story
Single dad

Issaquah, WA

#46 Jun 23, 2007
So what about us single dads? Where's our support groups? Or is it because we're men we're supposed to be able to handle it "better" than a single mom? We have all the same problems that a single mother does, but we don't have the support system a single mother has.

When is it my turn to get some help?
Ian Johnson

Seattle, WA

#47 Jul 25, 2007
Just check out what's happening to Boise State runningback Ian Johnson, for proof on all of this.
unknown

Seattle, WA

#48 Sep 12, 2007
You are a silly silly man..Black purple red orange...it doesn't matter....she is a single Mom and it is hard...that is the story not some big ego issue about black and white.
You are a silly silly man...
I think that this is a up lifting story I love it.
David Walker wrote:
I am an African-American man. I am VERY offended by this article, more specifically, the pictures. Not hard to figure out, I depise seeing anything showing a white woman with a black man, and especially the offspring. That's because it only spurrs even more hatred. Have you ever noticed that while you see light-skinned black children on pictures of products all the time (let's face it, they're often more physically attractive), you RARELY see the mother. In fact, there was one where a beautiful light-skinned little black girl was sitting on the lap of a DARK-skinned black mother (if that was indeed her mother). Why is that ok? Because nobody is against it. It doesn't matter whether my friends are white, black, Mexican, Arab, or Chinese. I asked them over the years, what honestly do they stereotype about black men who have kids with non-black women, and they agree that it is the most hated.
Will black men ever stop having children with non-black women? Of course not. But, this is something that needs to be KEPT QUIET and not put the spotlight on. I know that picture offends many black women.
Furthermore, mention of her film school boyfriend who was gone when the son was born just once again feeds the stereotype of black men: Get the white woman pregnant, and disappear from her and the child's life, and contribute nothing.
And, the skin color of either Randy Anderson or the father of her child has NO bearing on the story. So, you should have just shown a picture of the son. Leave it to the readers to guess what race either parent was, but picturing the mother just takes EVERYBODY'S concentration off the issue at hand (single mothering), and you KNOW that readers are half thinking about "black man/white woman/illegitimate child."
If this were an artical SPECIFICALLY about biracial children, then fine, show the pictures. You may THINK that showing just how much these exist breeds more acceptance, but all it does is breed more hate. Believe me, I know. One such example is whenever a black man has a job interview, he's asked to bring a picture of his family. Why? It's obvious. If his wife is white or Mexican or Arab or Chinese, he gets rejected for the job.
If I sound angry, it's because I am. PLEASE DO NOT (or at least minimize) showing pictures of children of black fathers and non-black mothers. I know that you mean well, but this was very hurtful for me, as well as many black men to see. It reinforces ALL stereotypes that society has about black-American men.
David Walker
Randi

United States

#56 Feb 22, 2014
I have nothing to hide. This is so stupid. Release whatever, I have proof of the situation. As always, I would. Be happy to. Take it to court. Stop stalking me. Grow up and get yourself help. You are pathetic.
Randi

United States

#59 Feb 22, 2014
Hahaha. Seriously, you need to get help. That's so rediculous, you are cracking me up with your mess. Perhaps you should get off the drugs. Really, it's not helping you. See your psychologist. You are really a sad case. It must be difficult to look yourself in the mirror. You need help. Get it.
Randi

United States

#61 Feb 22, 2014
Ha ha ha. You are disturbed. But, your delusions are hilarious. My child even finds your putdowns rediculous. I just don't need to defend myself from such stupidity. You have big big problems. Anyone who knows me or sees me knows better. You are just a sad mess. I feel sorry for you. It's just sad. I'm sad that you make such disturbed choices: leaving multiple children, lies, stealing, abusing, sexual assualt, drug abuse... You are just a sad excuse. You should stop. I am not your enemy, you are your enemy. :-/
Randi

United States

#63 Feb 22, 2014
My dad is dead. I was not molested. I have not defrauded anyone. Take it to court. Investigate it all. Feel free. I have nothing to hide. I don't even know half the things you are saying- seriously, get yourself some help.
Randi

Seattle, WA

#66 Feb 24, 2014
Yes. Please take it to court. This is so rediculous. Again, no need to 'defend' myself from pure stupidity. I will see you in court and will be pressing charges if your slander does not stop. You don't even have the guts to put your real name. Sad. Just sad.
Randi

Seattle, WA

#67 Feb 24, 2014
http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm...
You may find the records from Skagit Superior of particular interest.
Randi

Seattle, WA

#68 Feb 24, 2014
You may also want to contact the woman he was with when he got the drug charges in Bothel/Lynnwood. Find out why she lost her 3 kids when she was with him. Seems we have a great case in court. Bring it.
Randi

Seattle, WA

#69 Feb 24, 2014
Or, you should talk with the other moms of his kids (at least 2 others) and see what their thoughts are on his great 'parenting' style.
Randi

Seattle, WA

#70 Feb 24, 2014
Perhaps you should do your homework before making such horrible claims against the person who stepped up and took responsibility.
Randi

Seattle, WA

#71 Feb 24, 2014
Randi

Seattle, WA

#72 Feb 24, 2014
Now, if you will excuse me, I need to take MY beautiful son (who I have taken great care of for the last nearly 10 years) to the dentist.:-) Have a great day swallowing that pill!
Check your facts

Seattle, WA

#74 Feb 26, 2014
Randi

United States

#76 Feb 27, 2014
Hahaha. I have tapes, records, DNA, writting... plenty of proof of the situation. You look so crazy. Keep talking and taking drugs. Take it to court. I'm so not worried. You see his record, right? He uses women. I hope you realize before it is too late. You are a seriously sad mess. I will pray for you. Good luck!
-tic---

Seattle, WA

#77 Feb 28, 2014
You have security footage from the apartment showing like clockwork how you exiting the apartment every morning to "run into" your victim? That's sad you have nothing but delusions,no evidence no rebuttal of the truth, you realize you make yourself look guilty and more pathetic with each repitious response because you have nothing to stand on. Give it up,the victim never knew you, and you never knew your victim. YOU ARE THE REASON YOUR SON has no father, You are the reason you can't have a relationship with anyone, you believe your fantasy land where you wish someone actually would have intercourse with you without you tricking, stalking, drugging, and raping a person (which you did), So you stalked a stranger, ALL FACTS. Why do these facts not once waiver, yet you have nothing to say, thats right, you are too busy stuffing yourself with food to fill the void of being old and alone and to know you cheated a human out of a father to fulfill your selfish goal of creating a child by yourself so you wouldn't end up alone, all facts, you are an open book, no one believes your delusions. We are trying to be nice and not put u on blast, get off the drugs, put the fork down, get gastric bypass or go online and get a chubby chaser, You will never be anything more, but a deceitful, sad, unintelligent, lonely pig who used a sexual assault to fulfill your selfish desire to have someone to be around you, that is why you have never had a boyfriend, no one would stand to be in your presence so you entrapped your son so he has to take care of fat mommy with no social skills, thats why you are a social worker, because you feel so bad about your own pitiful existence, you think helping others and portraying this lie about how you really became pregnant, will deflect the truth about you...it is easier to lie than to tell the truth, so the truth is told for you, RANDI you respond to everything only further illustrates how ashamed you are deep down that people will know you have been lying the entire time, 10 years later, you still the same, except you are even more obese than before, you have repeated your own cycle, you had no father, so you created the same situation for yourself. If you had actually had a relationship with a victim rather than sexually stalking and assaulting, your kid may of had a father, but you nothing of your victim, that is why you are waiting to respond, go ahead, every lie you utter is pathetic and your responses are generic, funny how the facts throughout this entire transaction have never wavered, that is because this is the TRUTH. Accept it and move on. YOu no longer can use excuses as to why you are alone when you created the entire situation, by yourself, You are the sad one, go ahead, respond with "get off drugs" shows again how little you know and how everything is known about you.
One truth

Seattle, WA

#78 Feb 28, 2014
"YOU ARE THE REASON YOUR SON has no father," THANK YOU!!! Indeed, he has NO father. Thank you!:-)
Randi

Seattle, WA

#79 Feb 28, 2014
Now, if we could just get him off of the birthcert. I would happily work with you to accomplish this goal THANK YOU!
no daddy

Seattle, WA

#80 Feb 28, 2014
The "father" has to SIGN an affidavit to be on the birth certificate, a father must acknowledge in writing!! there is no father,dummy even u know that,u were scandalous to premeditate the assault, you are fully aware of the deceit you did,CAN'T MAKE A SIGNATURE OF SOMETHING THAT NEVER EXISTED. Move on lady, maybe u can hire a father,but with his consent this time

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