Marriage

What it’s really like to be the single mom of a special needs child

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play While the numbers are not confirmed, experts agree that divorce rates among parents with special needs children is far higher than the general population. And since single moms of special needs kids have challenges and joys that other moms  — single or otherwise…

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Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger on successful women finding love, her abortion and why college women should freeze their eggs

  On Like a Mother with Emma Johnson, I interviewed Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger who recently launched the audio coaching program, “The Single Girls’ Handbook,” and her wine, P.S. Match, and is author of four books, including Become Your Own Matchmaker. My No. 1 question? How can successful women find love. We also talk about her abortion…

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The one thing you can do today to help close the pay gap

 I keep hearing the same story again and again from professionally successful women. Variations on: My grandma told me: “Always have your own money.” It could be a mother, aunt, neighbor, Girl Scout leader, teacher, cousin, mentor or favorite coach. The bottom line An older, respected woman looked her straight in the eye, and in her…

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What single parents need to know about wills and estate plans

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play   In this episode, LegalZoom’s Laura Goldberg joins me to answer listeners’ questions about how single moms can easily get a will and estate plan online: Why a will is so, so important. The expensive, heart-wrenching process that your loved ones face if you don’t have a…

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How stay-at-home moms hurt gender equality

When I push back against the stay-at-home mom fantasy — the myth that children fare better when mothers do not work, and that this lifestyle benefits anyone at all — I am often met with: “What do you care? We should respect all women’s choices in the spirit of sisterhood!” Wrong. When women chose to…

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Why I will tell my daughter to have babies young

I wrote this post a few years ago, and want to give it some more attention, especially in light of the new attention the egg-freezing industry is receiving. See, for the last decade, feminists have been loving the new push for young, professional women to freeze their eggs to give them more flexibility in finding…

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“My husband was raping our daughter.”

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play   Tiffany Horsely is a Kansas nurse, mom of three, and she has no shame about sharing that her ex husband molested and raped for more than four years their oldest daughter, Robyn. At age 17, depressed and despondent, Robyn found the courage to tell…

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How Millennials are redefining single motherhood

Like every generation in recent history, Millennials are redefining parenthood — and one of the most dramatic shifts is the rise of single motherhood among new moms. Meta trends around women in 2017 are intertwined with the recent surge in the number of single mothers in recent decades. A full 64 percent of Millennial moms report having…

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“Don’t cry for me, I’m a black single mother”

Photo credit: J. Ballet This is a guest post by Shana Swain. Shana is a full-time mother, bartender, and freelance writer. She contributes to the Huffington Post and the Lowcountry Herald, and her personal blog is Feedmetipme.wordpress.com   Boiling tears scalded my cheeks as I tried to swallow nausea to brush my teeth. The reflection in…

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Mama Gena, her new book PUSSY: A Reclamation, and the power of PJ

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   I interviewed Mama Gena in April, 2016, before her book came out in September of that year. As you will hear, late in the interview she wonders if the world is ready for her message, this book, and the word Pussy. The week Pussy: A Reclaimation came…

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single mom statistics

Single mom statistics (prepare to have your mind blown)

Who are single moms today? Who do they really represent in today’s society? These single mom statistics, facts and figures might (okay, will!) surprise you! Single mom statistics There are 10 million single mother-lead families in the United States [1]. This is 3x the number in 1960. In addition: 25% of families are headed by…

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