It’s Father’s Day today, a happy day for those of you out there who can celebrate your wonderful fathers and husbands. Unfortunately, I can’t do either of those things because I lost my Dad in 2008 and I left my husband in 2009. (I’m still looking for a Sugar Daddy in 2011. Ba-dump-bump!) But seriously, […]
Look around the playground, is one of the first four moms or dads you see a single parent? If so, that would be very much in line with the new study saying that about 25% of children in the United States are being raised by a single parent. Personally, I was surprised to hear this […]
People between 18 and 29 think good parenting is much more important than good marriage, according to a recent study from the Pew Research Group. Study participants were asked to rank the most important things in their lives, including “Being a good parent” and “Having a successful marriage“. When this question was posed to Generation […]
Would you knock yourself up if you could? Leave the man (and the mess) right out of the equation and just *poof* make a baby? One of our editors dug up this great essay from 2008 on little known facts about sex. Among them, some worms can reproduce themselves. So can some women. At least, […]
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 10.4 million single mother families in the U.S. in 2006. Are many of those mothers unwittingly raising their daughters to be single, too? That’s the question Audrey Irvine asks in an essay at CNN. A single black woman raised by a widowed mother, Irvine believes there may […]
When my first son was born, my wife and I had the nearly full-time help of my sister-in-law and my mother-in-law and still we were overwhelmed and run ragged by the demands of caring for a newborn baby. Almost eight years later (and with two more kids added to the mix), we’re even more tired […]
A measure that would have required all women in the UK to supply the name of a baby daddy in order to receive a birth certificate for their child has been abandoned. And single mothers who don’t want anything to do with the sperm provider breathed a big sigh of relief.