Liking her kids isn't the same as raising her kids. Be ready for rapid-fire spontaneity or an ironclad calendar. There is nothing more beautiful than a joyful child.You might have some really great ideas about how you think she could do things, and you might have some strong ideas about how children should behave. You're at the mercy of custody agreements, parent-teacher conferences, skinned knees, stuffy noses, and — buy her wine for this one — lice. Throw everything you know about Sunday Funday out the window. Until the mini people are old enough to get their own cereal and turn on the cartoons, there's no such thing as sleeping in. If you really want to impress everyone, let her sleep while you get the pancakes going and put the coffee on, or take everyone on a doughnut run. She probably doesn't need saving, but she definitely needs a massage. They are poor largely because their mothers are poor.Single mothers and their children, in fact, constitute 93% of the AFDC (Aid to Families With Dependent Children) population but, contrary to popular belief, the majority of poor people in this country live in waged poverty.
It may have had fewer memorable turns of phrase than Barack Obama's speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, when the little-known state senator from Illinois spoke of "the hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him too.
Calling the ceremony "a celebration of good news," a team of social service workers, private contractors and city officials Tuesday kicked off what will be one of the county's few shelters that caters to single homeless women and their children.
THERESA FUNICIELLO, Theresa Funiciello, co-director of Social Agenda, an anti-poverty organization in New York, recently delivered the following before the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The group most vulnerable to poverty in the United States is children.
Today we see all sorts of single parent families: headed by mothers, headed by fathers, headed by a grandparent raising their grandchildren.
Life in a single parent household — though common — can be quite stressful for the adult and the children.