Why ‘Doing Everything Right’ Doesn’t Insulate Women From Single Motherhood.

Where I began my story as a single mother was at a time in my life when I felt like I had done everything the right way and in the correct order. I graduated from high school at the age of 18, followed by a bachelor of science degree in chemistry at the age of […]

Dare to Hope Again: Single Mom Jerdi on Incarceration and Parenting.

Today’s Community Blogger Jerdi writes a powerful, compelling account about the various ways in which her family is coping with the incarceration of her daughters’ father, their paternal grandmother, and other relatives. For single mothers of children with incarcerated fathers, Father’s Day can be complex and challenging. Our thoughts and support are with you this […]

Single Moms, Soul Food Junkies, and Managing Time and Diet.

Little Hugs. Little Debbie Snack Cakes. Fried chicken. French fries. Pork-seasoned veggies. Sometimes, lunch-packing and meal-planning can feel like a battleground. What’s easiest in the short-term, least harmful in the long-term? What’s cheapest? It’s no secret that sugary, starchy, greasy foods can be easiest to come by. There’s less prep involved with a lunch that […]

Founder Friday: The Blogosphere’s Single Mama Drama.

It’s been a wacky couple of weeks for single mothers–at least for those who follow reality TV or traipse through the blogosphere ever so often. Between rapper Shawty Lo’s “All My Baby Mamas,” the obligatory online petition that seeks to block its airing, the Essence interview with the petition’s creator, an article on why being […]