Success Story: Single mom adopts 5 children
It was about a decade ago, when April decided to adopt.
The single mom had two biological daughters, but wanted more. And it all started with Elijah.
When Elijah was an infant, April met him at her neighbor’s house, where he was in foster care.
“I used to go over there daily and play with him, because I wanted a boy so bad,” said April.
He inspired April to become a foster parent and eventually adopt.
Appreciating Single Mothers
Mother’s Day is a week from Sunday.
It’s a day where we honour one of the most important — if not the most important — people in our lives: our mothers.
We take them out for brunch, or dinner, or a walk around the neighborhood and remind them how much we love and treasure.
It is, truly, a day all mothers should be able to enjoy.
Yet, I know there are many mothers out there who, sadly, cannot.
I have always had a soft spot for single mothers.
Solo parenthood is no joke
The world has a soft spot for mothers. Unfortunately, it hasn’t always been
kind or compassionate towards single mothers.
It’s ironic that in a month dedicated to mothers, all hell broke loose on social media last week after an inappropriate,
crass joke reverberated in the Senate hall.
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How a divorce can lead to improved parenting
I have learned in my own life and in watching divorced parents for nearly two decades, that navigating
the hardness of co-parenting and never really getting used to not living 100 percent of the time with your children takes a lot of work.
It also leads to some fairly universal new parenting perspectives.
A psychologist explains what too many people get wrong about parenting from the start
If you’re a single parent, the same logic applies — you still need to invest in your friendships and other relationships. What sometimes happens …
Over 10 years, 125 babies placed in drop box in Kumamoto
Although shrouded in controversy when it started a decade ago, a drop box for unwanted babies at Jikei Hospital
here has saved 125 infants and helped parents from all over Japan, according to city officials.
How single mom aced Agriculturist Licensure Exam
Overjoyed with the unexpected results, Casas could only thank God, her parents, and her 8-year-old daughter
for inspiring her to push harder and aspire for bigger things in life.
Eight years ago as a student at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB),
Casas recalled that she was “lost and confused.” She had low self-esteem and she thought she would not do well in the field of science.
‘The House That Women Built’
Women will don pink hard hats and wielding hammers during the days leading up to Mother’s Day to literally build
“The House That Women Built” for a hard-working, local single mother in south Palm Beach County.
Crystal Spears with the Neighborhood Revitalization and Construction Coordinator joined CBS12 News
This Morning to discuss Habitat for Humanity’s upcoming Women Build.
Workforce development must include women
The Women’s Fund listens to many of these mothers. Last year, we conducted a study in which 200 single mothers
earning less than $30,000 per year at the area’s largest employers shared their stories.
These women work hard. Consider:
- 90 percent work extra hours or a second job to make ends meet.
- 85 percent used personal or sick days to care for a child.
- 80 percent reported challenges finding quality childcare.
Again…We Love Harder
My son feels the discrimination at the very core of his being and is both scared and appalled.
A 15 year-old with more compassion than the men caught celebrating on camera in front of the world.
Again, I ask, is this the world we now live in? Where privileged white males hold power over others
and use that power against them under the guise of Christianity.
A world where healthcare is necessarily considered a fundamental right but, certainly could and should be
considered a privilege with attainable access to it a probability.
Single father still trying to make end meets
“I know it is the duty of the parent to provide for the family but if we don’t have money we don’t know what to do next.
“There are more than six people in our family and we all depend on my minimum wage.
“That’s the way of the Samoan sand we have lived that way for a while.
But Brown is thankful every day.
The Perks Of Having A Single Mom
We all look up to the parent that is present during our formative years.
And seeing your mom striving to make ends meet and growing up with that image will give you
the best role model you could ever have. She will help and inspire you to become just like her—
maybe an even better version of her—when you grow older.
Larry Birkhead & Dannielynn Attend Kentucky Derby
Dannielynn was only 5-months-old when her mother died at age 39 in 2007.
The single dad, 44, recently opened up about keeping Smith’s memory alive.
“Ever since my mother’s death, a friend of hers said she would send me pretty butterflies,”
Larry read a letter that Dannielynn wrote. “So, butterflies chase me everywhere and I let the butterfly come out
of my pencil and fly on my paper with its wings of love.”
Karan Johar Finally Gets Candid About Roohi And Yash, Calls Them His “Biggest Blockbusters”.
While I stare at them in wonder. But I can’t get over the fact that they are mine.
It’s like a powerful switch has suddenly come on in my life,
filling the emptiness in my personal space with new energy. I get teary-eyed just looking at them.
It’s surreal to think of them as my daughter and son.
We Care: Single, disabled mom needs safe vehicle
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Activity holidays for single-parent families
Five thrill-seeking holidays for single-parent families, offering watersports, bike rides – and endangered turtles
Solo parents deserve respect: CBCP exec
Invoking the fact that a total of 13.9 million Filipinos or 15 percent of the country’s population are solo parents
and combining that with the difficulties faced
by parents who are raising their children alone, a Church leader reminded the public “to accord solo parents the support,
admiration, and respect that they deserve.”
Imelda May opens up about feeling ‘crap’ after marriage split and coping as a single mum
Imelda and Darrel share custody of their four-year-old Violet. She reckons being a single father
would be more difficult than being a single mother.
Imelda said: “I may be just speaking for myself, but I think that women do most of it anyway.
This mum gave up her party lifestyle and has become a martial arts
world champion in just seven years
Every fight she takes part in is dedicated to her daughter Gracie-Rae, six, who was ecstatic with her mum’s latest win.
Liz Da Silva Says Being a Single Mother is Interesting
First, it’s very interesting being a mother, but it’s not easy being a single mother. However, at the same time,
I am very happy seeing my son around me. That gives me joy from within. Seeing him is a sort of encouragement for me.
I love him so much.
Being Single— Yearning, Prayer, Surrender and Fulfillment
I’ve been contemplating my own single womanhood and single motherhood a lot lately, in a particularly focused way.
It’s interesting to consider the stigma and widespread story around “being single”, as well as the real struggles,
honest loneliness, and unmet yearning a single life can include.
IT’S a problem common to nearly all parents, how do you get the little ones off to sleep?
But one dad has found a way to get the kids all tuckered out before a flight.
Footage uploaded to photo sharing site, Imgur, reveals his technique.
If you are a single mother, this advice will definitely make your day
Singer Vicky Kitonga, who is also a single mother, took to social media to encourage all single mothers
with an emotional post asking them not to give up on their kids
This Single Mom Turned Her Life Around & Proved Federal Benefits Are Necessary
So the next time someone wants to tell you that everyone who uses welfare and food stamps are just freeloaders
who don’t want to help themselves… don’t even.
Cancer Benefit Raises Money For Single Father
Family members held a benefit at Goodfellow’s Pub in Mansfield Saturday afternoon for Chris Urwin, 35, of Clearfork.
Urwin was diagnosed 7 months ago with Stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. He has been through chemotherapy
treatments twice and is now phasing into radiation therapy.
so besides that, you’re a super parent,
you do also nice things for yourself.
Because you earn it!
Just because you’re a single parent!
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Author: Johan Persyn Hooglede Belgium
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