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* Hana in ''Anime/WolfChildrenAmeAndYuki''. She falls in love with a mysterious man who is actually a WolfMan and they have two children who inherited their father's wolf lineage. When the father dies in an accident, Hana is left to take care of the children. The first part of the film shows her struggling to keep her children's wolf lineage a secret from outsiders particularly from the social services. Eventually, she moves to the remote countryside where she manages to make amends for her family and her children are able to roam freely.

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* Hana in ''Anime/WolfChildrenAmeAndYuki''. She falls in love with a mysterious man who is actually a WolfMan WolfMan, and they have two children who inherited their father's wolf lineage. When the father dies in an accident, Hana is left to take care of the children. The first part of the film shows her struggling to keep her children's wolf lineage a secret from outsiders outsiders, particularly from the social services. Eventually, she moves to the remote countryside where she manages to make amends for her family and her children are able to roam freely.


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* Dana Brayne from ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', the single mother to main character Zia. She works as a teacher after recovering from a bout of cancer, takes care of the house, and always frets over her daughter and deceased husband. Despite her tiredness from it all, she powers through.
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* ''Film/DancerInTheDark'': The protagonist Selma lives alone with her son in a trailer park and puts all her effort into working a sucky job at a factory for his sake, saving money so he can get the treatment that'll stop him from inheriting her progressive blindness.

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* In ''Film/{{Shazam}}'', Billy Batson's biological mother apparently struggled to raise him, [[spoiler:and eventually deliberately abandoned him]].


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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has Hanae Oda, the mother of Shinya Oda. As a result of having a difficult time as a single mother, Hanae has turned into a {{Jerkass}} who's willing to push others around in order to get what she wants. Shinya wants his mother to turn away from a path that's harmful to herself and others, which is why he asks the Phantom Thieves to steal her heart late in his confidant. After being defeated, Hanae's Shadow realizes that Shinya is most important to her, and the two gradually start to reconcile.


* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Vidalia is implied to have been one of these when she first gave birth to Sour Cream, as she was shown working at a SoulSuckingRetailJob, when he was little.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Vidalia is implied to have been one of these when she first gave birth to Sour Cream, as she was shown working at a SoulSuckingRetailJob, SoulSuckingRetailJob when he was little.

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* ''Literature/FamilySkeletonMysteries'': As of the start of the series, Georgia and her daughter Madison have moved around to about seven different towns since Madison was born, sometimes in the middle of the school year; Georgia's worked a series of adjunct positions at various colleges, and occasionally SAT Prep classes at high schools, to make a living.

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* Touched upon in ''Fanfic/CeladonsNewBlossom''. Ash's mother Delia had dreams of being a model, but that was pushed aside because her husband abandoned his family when Ash was still a baby. Delia raised Ash on her own, though income wasn't an issue because she owns the only restaurant in their town

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* A part of Rachel's mother's backstory in ''Film/CrazyRichAsians''. Her mother immigrated to America after the death of Rachel's father before she was born, and struggled to support her daughter growing up. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that Rachel's father is not actually dead, but rather her mother fled to America from her abusive husband after becoming pregnant with another man's child.]]


* An essential part of Hawks' backstory in ''FanFic/CrimsonAndEmerald''. After his mother Kiyome was widowed, she struggled to support her and her son. People didn't want to hire a single mother with a young child and Kiyome struggled to make ends meet. Something which the Heroics Commission make advantage of when they approach Kiyome to obtain the future Hawks.



* Much of the drama in the fic, ''Secret Sunshine'', comes from this. Though Kiko is her niece, Ryuuko plays this role, her struggles are balancing having to care for Kiko, herself, finances, and doing her job at a daycare, along with having little help, besides checks sent from Satsuki. This is best noted with her weight, as, due to not having much time for herself (between caring for Kiko and job) and not having anything else to do, she just ate and, when funds got low, she practically starved, spending what little she had on Kiko.
* An essential part of Hawks' backstory in ''FanFic/CrimsonAndEmerald''. After his mother Kiyome was widowed, she struggled to support her and her son. People didn't want to hire a single mother with a young child and Kiyome struggled to make ends meet. Something which the Heroics Commission make advantage of when they approach Kiyome to obtain the future Hawks.

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* Much of the drama in the fic, fic ''Secret Sunshine'', Sunshine'' comes from this. Though Kiko is her niece, Ryuuko plays this role, her struggles are balancing having to care for Kiko, herself, finances, and doing her job at a daycare, along with having little help, besides checks sent from Satsuki. This is best noted with her weight, as, due to not having much time for herself (between caring for Kiko and job) and not having anything else to do, she just ate and, when funds got low, she practically starved, spending what little she had on Kiko.
* An essential part of Hawks' backstory in ''FanFic/CrimsonAndEmerald''. After his mother Kiyome was widowed, she struggled to support her and her son. People didn't want to hire a single mother with a young child and Kiyome struggled to make ends meet. Something which the Heroics Commission make advantage of when they approach Kiyome to obtain the future Hawks.
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* An essential part of Hawks' backstory in ''FanFic/CrimsonAndEmerald''. After his mother Kiyome was widowed, she struggled to support her and her son. People didn't want to hire a single mother with a young child and Kiyome struggled to make ends meet. Something which the Heroics Commission make advantage of when they approach Kiyome to obtain the future Hawks.

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* Teri Scanlon from the ''Series/MidnightCaller'' episode "Blood Ties" holds jobs as a secretary and a waitress to support herself and her eleven-year-old son Brian.


* Hana in ''Anime/WolfChildrenAmeAndYuki''. She falls in love with a mysterious man who is actually a WolfMan and they have two children who inherited their father's wolf lineage. When the father dies in an accident, Hana is left to take care of the children. The first part of the film shows her struggling to keep her children's wolf lineage a secret from outsiders particularly from the social services. Eventually, she moves to the remote countryside where she manages to make amends for her family and her children are able to roam freely.



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* Hana in ''Anime/WolfChildrenAmeAndYuki''. She falls in love with a mysterious man who is actually a WolfMan and they have two children who inherited their father's wolf lineage. When the father dies in an accident, Hana is left to take care of the children. The first part of the film shows her struggling to keep her children's wolf lineage a secret from outsiders particularly from the social services. Eventually, she moves to the remote countryside where she manages to make amends for her family and her children are able to roam freely.
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* Much of the drama in the fic,''Secret Sunshine'', comes from this. Though Kiko is her niece, Ryuuko plays this role, her struggles are balancing having to care for Kiko, herself, finances, and doing her job at a daycare, along with having little help, besides checks sent from Satsuki. This is best noted with her weight, as, due to not having much time for herself (between caring for Kiko and job) and not having anything else to do, she just ate and, when funds got low, she practically starved, spending what little she had on Kiko.

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* Much of the drama in the fic,''Secret fic, ''Secret Sunshine'', comes from this. Though Kiko is her niece, Ryuuko plays this role, her struggles are balancing having to care for Kiko, herself, finances, and doing her job at a daycare, along with having little help, besides checks sent from Satsuki. This is best noted with her weight, as, due to not having much time for herself (between caring for Kiko and job) and not having anything else to do, she just ate and, when funds got low, she practically starved, spending what little she had on Kiko.


* Much of the drama in the fic,''Secret Sunshine'', comes from this. Though Kiko is her niece, Ryuuko plays this role, her struggles having balancing having to care for Kiko, herself, finances, and doing her job at a daycare, along with having little help, besides checks sent from Satsuki. This is best noted with her weight, as, due to not having much time for herself (between caring for Kiko and job) and not having anything else to do, she just ate and, when funds got low, she practically starved, spending what little she had on Kiko.

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* Much of the drama in the fic,''Secret Sunshine'', comes from this. Though Kiko is her niece, Ryuuko plays this role, her struggles having are balancing having to care for Kiko, herself, finances, and doing her job at a daycare, along with having little help, besides checks sent from Satsuki. This is best noted with her weight, as, due to not having much time for herself (between caring for Kiko and job) and not having anything else to do, she just ate and, when funds got low, she practically starved, spending what little she had on Kiko.


* Much of the drama in the fic,''Secret Sunshine', comes from this. Though Kiko is her niece, Ryuuko plays this role, her struggles having balancing having to care for Kiko, herself, finances, and doing her job at a daycare, along with having little help, besides checks sent from Satsuki. This is best noted with her weight, as, due to not having much time for herself (between caring for Kiko and job) and not having anything else to do, she just ate and, when funds got low, she practically starved, spending what little she had on Kiko.

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* Much of the drama in the fic,''Secret Sunshine', Sunshine'', comes from this. Though Kiko is her niece, Ryuuko plays this role, her struggles having balancing having to care for Kiko, herself, finances, and doing her job at a daycare, along with having little help, besides checks sent from Satsuki. This is best noted with her weight, as, due to not having much time for herself (between caring for Kiko and job) and not having anything else to do, she just ate and, when funds got low, she practically starved, spending what little she had on Kiko.

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