It’s Official! The Kentucky Fillies Are Headed to the Junior Olympics!

As an organization, we couldn’t be happier for single moms Nicole Aghaaliandastjerdi and Coach T., and the entire Kentucky Fillies Elite Track Team. (For back story, visit Nicole’s previous posts here and here.) We’ve devoted the last week to relentlessly advocating for them via social media and wherever else we could online and off. And […]

Run, Fillies, Run! Single Moms’ Long Road to the Junior Olympics.

In case you’ve missed it, Beyond Baby Mamas has been helping one of its community members, Nicole Aghaaliandastjerdi, spread the word about her daughter’s track team. The Kentucky Fillies Elite Track Team has been winning medals left and right and because of their tireless efforts, many of the girls have qualified for the Junior Olympics, […]

The Dream is Cost-Prohibitive: Single Moms and Extracurricular Fundraising.

Our Class and Money Matters Series has become more than a weeklong initiative here at BeyondBabyMamas.com. It will be an ongoing reading series, allowing minority unmarried mothers to discuss issues of importance to them, around affordable education and extracurricular activities, budgeting, earning disparities, and a host of other issues. Today’s Community Blogger Nicole Aghaaliandastjerdi discusses the […]

Call for Videos – The Crystal Stair Series: Single Moms of Black Sons.

So boy, don’t you turn back. Don’t you set down on the steps ’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard. Don’t you fall now— — Langston Hughes, “Mother to Son“ We know you’re still hurting, mamas. When the Zimmerman trial verdict was announced last weekend, so many parents were left bewildered, anguished, and bereft. We know […]

Love Outweighs the Loss: Money’s Impact on Mothering Confidence.

After a holiday hiatus, our Class and Money Matters Series continues with single mother Kimberly S. Thomas, who writes beautifully of the ways in which financial hardship can make us question our parenting. I knew I may not be able to give my daughter everything I wanted to, but I never imagined I would have […]