Being a single parent can be daunting and so demanding. It's really not that easy.
Hence, when Lotlot De Leon became legally separated from Ramon Christopher, the father of her four kids, in 2008, the initial set-up was: Diego and Janine would live with their dad, while Jessica and Maxine would live with her.
But the actress saw the need for her kids to stay under one roof, so, "I made the sacrifice of living away from them," she told Philippine Daily Inquirer.
She added, "They'd live with Monching, but they would come to my house to do their homework.
"When they had exams, I studied with them.
"I enjoy being a mother. Every year that passes, I see my kids mature, which makes me feel that I'm doing something right."
Jackie Lou Blanco also had a quite odd arrangement with her estranged husband Ricky Davao, who lives a few houses away from her house, so the children didn't really feel the absence of a mother or father figure in their lives.
But some moms had to do the parenting duties by themselves.
Others had to shoulder the financial responsibilities as well.
But with hard work plus positive outlook in life, these celebrity moms have proven that it is possible to have a successful career while raising their children single-handedly.
This Mother's Day, Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph) puts the spotlight on 30 stars who are single moms either by choice, divorce, or heartbreak.