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Dr. Susan O'Malley

How she did it: Med school at 35, single and 6 months pregnant

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Dr. Susan O'Malley is pretty awesome. With her thick New York accent, this lifelong underachiever, secretary with no more than a high school diploma, set out at age 30 to become a physician. She did it. In this interview, I interview this amazing, charming woman who…
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single mom grant doula

Kickass Single Mom Grant: A doula for low-income new mothers

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play When Tiara Caldwell gave birth to her twins, she was distraught when hospital staff kept the newborns from her for more than 11 hours. Nurses assumed that she didn't want to nurse. She felt she was discriminated against because she is African American, and she was…
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parental alienation

Parental alienation: A call to change parenting culture — and law

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play On this Like a Mother episode I interview film maker Ginger Gentile, whose latest project is Erasing Family, a documentary about parental alienation. Award-winning documentarian and herself a victim of parental alienation, Gentile's work focuses on the now-adult children who grew up without knowing a…
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Are single-parent families whole?

  I wrote the below a few years ago. I stand by it — and then some. In fact, I've started to look at two-parent, monogamous, heterosexual families as kind of weird. Statistically, they are a 49 percent minority — a figure poised to plummet in our lifetimes. After all, 57 percent of Millennial moms…
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10 must-see single mom movies

Single mom movies: Best and worst single moms on film (and TV)

    My running list of single moms in pop culture. Who is your favorite? Who do you loathe? Share in the comments!  Everyone loves a single mom character because she makes an easy heroine. Historically, in movies she's also made an easy victim — a one-dimensional victim to be saved from her ability to function in…
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single-mom-mothers-day

Happy Mother's Day to you, beautiful single mom!

Lots of WealthySingleMommy is devoted to the challenges of single motherhood. But you deserve to celebrate why you, as a single mom, are so awesome! Let me count the ways… You’re raising a human being by yourself. WTF. That’s HUGE. You pay the bills and plan a future by yourself. When your kid does something so…
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single mom grant winner

Kickass Single Mom: From homeless to chef entrepreneur

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Ladies!! I am two months in to the Kickass Single Mom Grant project (I grant $1,000 monthly to a mom who is doing incredible things — whether in business, community service, her family, politics, the arts … essentially a mom who is awesome and…
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why father doesn't see kids

A dad explains: “Why I don't see my child.”

Bring up the fatherless epidemic in the United States, and the arguments are as diametric and unrelenting as bipartisan politics. It is either: Men are irresponsible douchebags who abandon their children to mothers, who are left to raise the children with few resources, or … Women are conniving, malicious, entitled nut-jobs who alienate fathers from their…
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breadwinner moms

Are breadwinning moms good for families?

A few years ago headlines screamed when Pew reported that 40 percent of families with kids were headed by breadwinner moms. This is a prickly social shift: On one hand, hooray for gender equality! On the other, swarms of anecdotes from both men and women quickly reveal that this result of the feminist revolution is…
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married single mom

There is no such thing as a married single mom

So many married women want to join my online support groups for single moms. I get why, even though that is insane. After all, like you, anecdotally, I don’t know so many really happy marriages, and scholars have found the same. Per Rebecca Traister’s very excellent bestselling All The Single Ladies: Psychologist Ty Tashiro suggested in…
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