Love Quadrangles: Ciara, Future, Russell, and Co-Parenting While Dating.

This weekend, singer-dancer-model Ciara became the latest celebrity subject of single-mom scrutiny after a photo that surfaced of her, her one-year-old son Future, and her new beau, NFL quarterback Russell Wilson made its way to Hot 97 host Ebro’s Instagram account: The online debate hit its peak when T.I. weighed in on the Instagram post […]

How to Help a Single-Parent Family Buy a Holiday Toy.

Looking for new ways to give to those in need this holiday season? Beyond Baby Mamas can help, by connecting you to a single parent who needs help buying a gift for their child. Whether you were raised in a one-income household, had a few financially tight holiday seasons as a child, or have ever […]

Single Parents: Need Help With a Gift for Your Small Child? We Can Help!

Beyond Baby Mamas¬†understands that the holidays can be a stressful, financially-prohibitive time for many parents living on one income, and no families that celebrate a gift-exchanging holiday this time of year should have to explain to their children that they can’t have what they most desire. Beyond Baby Mamas would like to help 30 single-parent […]

We Are the Ones We’ve Been Taught Not to Wait For: On Shanesha Taylor and Caring Communities.

Last week, a black single mother dominated the national news cycle. In her mug shot, plastered above many a think-piece headline, Shanesha Taylor’s tear-soaked cheeks and emptied eyes were offered to the world as a kind of apology, a kind of explanation, a kind of platform. The reading and viewing public was all too happy […]

The Myth of the ‘Ready-Made Family.’

  Think back to the beginning, when the break-up with your co-parent was still a raw, unhealed wound and everyone seemed to be taking turns throwing salt into it. Stormy predictions about your future were coming in from all sides, and, because this was all so new — pregnancy, co-parenting, and/or solo parenting, you weren’t […]