We asked, you answered: How IVF and adoption changed your lives
We asked you, CNN’s audience, to share your stories of IVF and adoption through text message and WhatsApp — and you responded with personal experiences that were as various as they were emotionally compelling.
Founder of business offering men as babysitters says women ‘cannot model maleness’
‘It’s generally families who have boys or who need a bit more balance.
Fathers might work long hours or it might be a single parent household, so they need male influence and a good role model,’ Ms Merrylees said.
Mother’s Day Is Different After You’re Divorced
I don’t have these things, as a single mother. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I have been jealous when I see all the nice stuff families do for each other on this holiday.
Yes, I know it’s stupid and selfish.
Ministry honors, supports single mothers
“Moms, sometimes we don’t feel like we do enough sometimes, or we lack in an area, that kind of a thing,” she said.
“It’s just an encouragement for them to keep strong doing what they’re doing,
and that they have the Lord of the universe on their side.”
FORMER MMA FIGHTER AND TEAM MECHANICS HELP SINGLE MOTHERS,
WIDOWS AND MILITARY WIVES
Williams started God’s Garage several years after he helped a single mother and her child, who were walking on the side of the road on a stormy night.
What One Mother Learned About Herself While Battling Postpartum
And Raising An Autistic Son
“I was diagnosed with postpartum at the same time Kaleb was going through puberty and he needed me to help him understand.
Just as it always is, I had to put myself to the side.
I was coping with endo-pain, taking care of the baby, making sure Kaleb was good and pretending everything was fine.”
Knoxville mom of 15 is hero to single mothers
Each has a different story about how they came to be in this loving, energetic family.
Non-profit gives away free cars to single parents in need
A local non-profit organization is helping single parents get new transportation for free. It’s called Driving Single Parents, Inc. and it was created by a single mother.
4 investing ideas for single mothers
Given these challenges, what should single mothers do to ensure that they invest enough to secure their future?
Single dad’s daughter is proud of him joining Manhunt
I just try to be happy and push myself to be a better person every day. If I could turn back time, I would slap my younger self. Now, I hope that I can continue to learn from my experiences.”
The single mum breaking new ground for women engineers
“If I look back, I’d say my biggest achievement is that I’ve managed to get to the end of my apprenticeship.
People weren’t sure I’d be able to handle everything but I’ve done it.
“An apprentice needs to be open minded and be able to listen.
You must be confident enough to ask questions and to understand the process from end to end.
You also need to be very motivated.
Read more here
This Adorable Single Dad Taught Himself How to Do His Daughter’s Hair Perfectly
In February, the single dad launched an Instagram account showcasing his hair-styling skills, and we’re definitely impressed.
The New NUS President Wants More Women And Single Parents In Leadership Roles
She also wants encourage single parents and women who are reluctant to apply for managerial or supervisory positions,because they believe they don’t have the necessary skills.
“It’s about using the skills that they have as a parent and [making them] transferable skills,” she said.
EMMY ROSSUM ON BEING RAISED BY A SINGLE MOM: “SHE WAS ALWAYS ENOUGH”
“Some of these traditions are really hard for those of us who don’t have.
Even today, the idea of no father/daughter dance at my wedding.
No father to walk me down the aisle. All of these ‘traditions’ are painful reminders that inadvertently re-injure us,causing a feeling of loss, jealousy, anger and confusion. Usually leading to us feel somehow inadequate.”
Mother of three uses Kijiji to make a desperate plea for food
“I looked to Kijiji. I’ve seen people helping people, and I’ve helped a lady before when I was able to, and I just put it out there.It was probably the most difficult thing I’ve had to do.”
Single mother, high-achieving student: how does she do it?
Rhiannon is now a single mom to two daughters and is currently completing her
Honours degree in Criminology and Psychology.
She is incredibly grateful to SFU donors like Janis Horne who have provided support throughout her studies.
Dad Gives “Props” to Single Parents After His Wife Goes Out of Town
So when a Reddit user posted his thoughts on how he’s “been managing as a single dad” while his wife was “traveling
on business this week,” I felt my eyes roll back in my head. Until I read on.
Single parent by choice: Women turn to sperm donors to conceive
It was only after speaking to a friend who had a child via a sperm donor that she started looking into the process.
Will Trump’s Child Care Tax Plan Help Single Moms? The Proposal Lacks Details
Child care costs continue to rise to astronomical levels and Trump’s new child care tax proposal does
nothing substantial to offset that burden for single parents earning low wages.
If he wants to help single parents and families earning low income, than he needs to make changes that won’t benefit his rich friends.
10 Ways Divorce Can Make You A Better Parent
It was so strange and unexpected to learn that, while hard in its own ways, being a single parent was a heck of a lot easier than parenting
who made my life difficult and made me feel like crap constantly.
Adultery appears to be among the main reasons
“Social norms are one possible explanation for the elevated number of single-parent households headed by women.
According to the interviewees, it is common and socially accepted in the territory that older men have affairs
outside marriage, usually with younger girls. And, in some cases, children are born from these relationships.”
Schoolboy of single mum pens beautiful note to teacher –
and leaves people in floods of tears
The fatherless boy, called Markus and in the fifth grade (ages 10-11 in the US), left a short message on his tutor’s desk.
In it, he describes his teacher as a being “like a dad”.
It’s no secret that raising a child on your own is extremely difficult. Unfortunately, f
ar too many parents find themselves having to do just that.
7 Wonderful Ways Kids Benefit from Having Single Moms
As an advocate for single mothers, I’ve learned that it’s important to look past stereotypes to examine the real impact
of this experience on these kids. Although single moms struggle and often need support,
their children reap benefits that serve them well. In fact, they learn lessons that will give
them a leg up as they move toward independence and adulthood.
Gwinnett Tech student gets first-ever grant for single moms in school
Amber Aur moved from Pennsylvania to Georgia three years ago, seeking better opportunities for her and her young son.
Now a diagnostic medical sonography student at Gwinnett Tech, she has received the Nana Grant, a $7,000 award
that will help pay for her son’s childcare while she finishes her degree.
Working Single Mom Finds Help at Fresh for all.
Although she works as an emergency medical technician, Theresa doesn’t always make enough money to cover her family’s basic expenses.
And when her son Lucas, 10, is out of school for summer vacation, she’ll need to cover the expense of two more meals each weekday.
Read more here
DIY Dad program provides long-awaited housing for single fathers with children
“It enables them to have full custody and for them to learn skills and how to become a great dad and a great role model.”
How a single mum became a property investor one brick at a time
While shared ownership in this way isn’t the traditional method of getting a foot on the ladder, Ms Lawson says it’s the only
way she could afford a slice of Sydney real estate.
Frinton mum qualifies for Duathlon World Championships in the face of adversity
Nicola Welham, 33, of Beverley Drive, will compete at the championships in Penticton, Canada,
in August, after buying her first road bike only last year.
Nicola, who works as a specialist teacher for children with physical or learning difficulties,
went through a difficult marriage break-up 18 months ago, and threw herself into physical activity.
Sportsman cries as he comes out to his mum on live TV
She told the camera that being a single mother raising Ryan and his brother John was “tough,” but that she thought she had done a good job.
“He’s my best friend.”
Ex-etiquette: You’re not in this alone
There’s a fine art to successfully maneuvering the parenting plan you’ve chosen. if you aren’t consulting each other,
your child will play you. He’ll tell you all sorts of crazy things mom makes him do and say equally as crazy things
to mom about you.
He’s human, he wants what he wants, and if you and mom are not consulting each other, you’ll never know he’s lying.
How I deal with separation anxiety as a working mother
Separation anxiety in mothers is a real thing, and I know every single mom will vouch for it.
The love for your child is like nothing else, and staying away from your child for hours at end is difficult.
So what do you do? Here are a few things that help me.
Single Parenting Summit seeks to help single-parent families thrive
The Single Parenting Summit is the first event of it’s kind in the country guiding
single moms and dads through the hardships of raising a child alone.
The summit not only will educate single parents, but pastors and other leaders so
they can properly help single parents and adapt to their lifestyle.
Boys involved in robbery often do so to help their mothers.
Lack of parental supervision should thus not be seen as irresponsibility on the part of the mother or father,
but as a failure of the state and the social protection system to guarantee safe spaces for children to stay
while their mothers are working, and to implement policies that alleviate their vulnerability,
and complement low salaries,” added UNICEF.
Women to Women Foundation promotes higher education for single mothers
Holbrook is just one of the single mothers who have been helped by the Women to Women Foundation.
The nonprofit organization was started in 2014 by a group of Davis County women.
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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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