Divorce, Blame, and Poverty

Ralph Reed, the founder of Faith and Freedom Coalition, asserts that the “no-fault divorce revolution” is the source of US economic woes and that laws making it harder for people to get divorced would help poor woman and children more than more food stamps would....more

Single Mothers vs. Deadbeat Dads

Today someone left a comment on a blog post I did last year about Father's Day.  I took a lighthearted look at the differences between good Fathers, okay Fathers, Poor Fathers and worst of all - the absentee father who can make a baby but refuses to be anything remotely resembles a Father figure to his child. ...more
One thing no one talks about is forced fatherhood. Women who hate kids, or arent' prepared to be ...more

Child Support: Loopholes Big Enough to Fit A Deadbeat Through

Where do I begin to describe the child support chaos that I have been experiencing for the past decade? To list ups and downs would be redundant because the loss is so severe that the gains almost pale in comparison. Yes, I knew that the child support process would be long and tedious, but I had NO IDEA that 10 years later I would be fighting my son’s father and child support services for what my child deserves....more

Pay Equity is the Starting Point

Achieving equal pay for equitable work seems like a reasonable goal, and yet, should women finally arrive at parity in salary, we will still have a long way to go to realize true equality. As a divorced mother of 2 teenage daughters, and their legally designated primary custodial parent, the economics of raising children go far beyond simple pay equity.  ...more

Emotions Turned to Tears.

"The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent." ~Frank PittmanTwo months passes by and I hear nothing from Brian. I was glad because I want him to go away....more

This does not sit well with me.

I can't decide how I really feel about the latest charge from Obama where he says - among other things - that black fathers "[They] have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. ...more