I was raised by a single mom...a FANTASTIC single mom. No mother will do everything perfectly, but my mother loved me in a perfect way. I have never felt that being raised by a single mother impacted my life adversely. Although I know the importance of having a father figure, I have never felt like my life lacked anything or that I missed anything - and that is because my mother did such an excellent job raising me on her own. But sometimes the way your life experiences effect your life choices is not always evident to you.
It takes a full day sometimes to get ready for going out with the baby.....so plan ahead! There is no excuse not to meet your friends or family on a regular basis after having kids. I know it’s much tougher and takes alot of organization and planning. And there is nothing worse then making all the arrangements and then have someone cancel on you.
I figure we could solve a multitude of problems for American families by doing these two things.
* Reduce the in-office workday by 1.5 hrs (assume 3:30).
* Increase the school day by 1.5 hrs (assume 4:00).
This way parents can swing by and pick up their kids on their way home from work.
It’s insane that our school day and our work day aren’t aligned. Its
like we’re pretending that our nation’s workers and our nation’s
parents are two separate people. They’re not.
I'll be honest; I've been looking at singer R. Kelly cross-eyed for a long time, as much as I like such songs as "Step in the Name of Love" and I believe I Can Fly." I was always put off by his relationship with the late singer Aaliyah, with whom he had a bogus "marriage" in 1994, when she was 15.
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