So You Think People on Welfare Shouldn't Own Cell Phones?

As you see by the title of my blog page, yes, yes I am a welfare mother. There is a misconception that all people on welfare are lazy, drug addicted, uneducated, dregs of society. Well I am here to tell you that misconception needs to be changed. The simple facts of the matter are that many people like me on welfare are single working moms. ...more
18 years and you have been on and off of welfare. Right there is the problem - 18 years is 17 ...more

National Trends in Motherhood: And Don't We Look Good?

“It sucks being just another statistic,” my friend said the other day when she read about the changing face of motherhood. She is older (44), unmarried, and college-educated. According to the Pew Research Center, she is not alone. ...more
Great article. I am in my late 30's and making plans to either have my own biological child or ...more

Is there a better age to die?

When I heard about the death of Maria del Carmen Brousada, the 69-year-old single mother who made the news three years ago by becoming the then-oldest woman in the world to give birth, I was transported back to the summer I turned 8. My family had gone to visit relatives in Israel. For whatever reason, my parents thought I was too young to join them and my sister, then 11, to Eliat, the southernmost tip, so they left for a long weekend with those relatives. ...more

Single Mom Destiny

Single mothers have been the cornerstone of society for ages. However, the stigma imposed on them has compromised society’s support of them through the years.  People tend to judge more than offer resources.   But women raising children alone is a reality for countless women.  Those families need the support of a caring community so that the children can grow and thrive. ...more

A Mini Rant- Ann Coulter on The View on Single Mothers

There was a time when I owned an Ann Coulter book, I'm sorry and slightly embarrassed to admit that, but I did. When I found out she was going to be on The View I was intrigued, I thought she would have to be insane to go on that show, but here she is, in all her vitriolic glory. Immediately, she was spouting off about single mothers, saying their children are a "farm team for future criminals and social outcasts." ...more

People who spout off against Single Moms are just ignorant. I mean, seriously. HALF the ...more

Too Little...Not Too Late

I may owe an apology. Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a public radio show about mothers.  My role was to share the perspective of single moms. After over 15 years of personal experience being a single mom and ten years of working with and supporting single mothers, the interview seemed like a good fit. I was excited. ...more

Dating and the Single Mom

I am new to the "world" of blogging.  But I'm not new to sharing my thoughts and opinions. I was a single mom for 15 years. As a single mom, I started Sisters Helping Sisters.  This support network is designed to create a means for mutual support, information-sharing and personal development. Then it happened.  I accepted a proposal and now I'm married.  But I still have the support network for single moms and we're still learning and growing!  Dating, however, is a redundant challenge that generates a lot of conversation. ...more

BlogHer EXCLUSIVE: Barack Obama answers policy questions from women who blog (Video)

Sen. Barack Obama sat down with BlogHer today to answer key policy questions developed by this community of bloggers for 2008 presidential candidates. In an exclusive on-camera interview with BlogHer, Sen. Obama (D-IL) answers questions about the economy, Iraq, health care and the environment -- including a health-care screening process for every veteran and support for their spouses and families, health insurance coverage for birth control to avoid unwanted pregnancies, and working with China and other countries on climate change, a "major problem." ...more

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