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Professor's Act of Kindness Moves Single Mom

A toddler was looking for attention

(Newser) - When her 2-year-old son did his best to interrupt a lecture at DeVry University in Nashville this week, student and single mother Amanda Osbon was surprised by the "amazing, patient, and kind" response of her professor, WKRN reports. Osbon says she had no choice but to take little Xzavier... More »

Almost Half of Millennial Moms Aren't Married

And other facts about the generation

(Newser) - Millennials are getting married later and at a slower pace than previous generations—in part because of economic harships—and that's leading to a lot of babies born out of wedlock. Roughly 47% of the millennial women who had babies in 2012 weren't married, compared with 35% of... More »

Beyond Mitt's Binders: Women Lost the Debate

Apparently, single moms cause gun violence?

(Newser) - By now you've probably seen some snarky jokes about Romney's " binders full of women " comment, but that wasn't the only thing making feminists cringe in last night's debate . Romney's entire answer on pay equity "was pretty amazingly retrograde," writes Matthew Yglesias... More »

Daycare Now Costs More Than College

Sending an infant to a center often breaks the bank for parents

(Newser) - It's entirely possible your children won't even remember the most expensive institution you ever enroll them in. On average, sending an infant to daycare is now more expensive than attending a state college, according to a new study from ChildCare Aware of America. Massachusetts residents, for instance, can... More »

New Moms, Don't Quit Your Jobs

Stay-at-home mother warns about the long-term financial consequences

(Newser) - Katy Read left her full-time job as a reporter in 1996 to raise her two sons and remains grateful for all the moments she didn't miss as they grew up. That's the good news. Here's the bad: "Now I lie awake at 3 a.m., terrified that as a... More »

Jennifer Aniston Hits Back at Bill O'Reilly

...by calling him 'Prince Charming'

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston hit back at Bill O'Reilly, who recently slammed her views on single motherhood as "destructive to society"...by complimenting him. "Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth," she... More »

Palins, Oprah Discuss Bristol's Sex Life

Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin talk abstinence

(Newser) - American's most famous teen mom and her famous mom, Sarah Palin, talked abstinence with Oprah today. Bristol Palin plans to hold to her vow not to have sex until she's married, even though the queen of all media offered her an out: "It's nobody's business when you chose to... More »

Mom Calls Cops on Grand Theft Auto-Addled Teen

Boston police talk boy into shutting off PlayStation

(Newser) - A Boston teen's excessive video game playing caused his mom to call 911 this weekend. Angela Mejia awoke at 2:30am to find her son still playing Grand Theft Auto IV, so she unplugged his PlayStation. "I want to help my son, but I can’t find a way,... More »

Jon and Kate Finalize Details of Split

She gets primary custody; he doesn't object

(Newser) - On the eve of the Jon and Kate Plus 8 series finale—good timing!—the battling Gosselins have worked out the details of their divorce. Kate was awarded primary custody at a mediation hearing yesterday, and Jon didn't object, a source tells People . "Kate is just relieved that... More »

Inside the Octo-Family Circus

A behind-the-scenes look at Nadya Suleman as her TV special films

(Newser) - As the paparazzi follow Nadya Suleman around, a film crew shooting OctoMom: Me & My Fourteen Kids films them filming her…and John Bowe records it for the New York Times Magazine. From the British film director to the children’s welfare representative ensuring labor law compliance, people who expect... More »

Gosselin 'Rich Kids' Get $28K Playhouses

(Newser) - While Jon and Kate discussed their painful decision to divorce on the latest episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, their kids were frolicking in their four new, custom-made playhouses that cost a whopping $28,000, reports ABC News. The super-pricey haunted house, pirate ship, veterinary clinic, and garden shop... More »

Rutherford Has Baby Gossip Girl

(Newser) - Gossip Girl "mom" Kelly Rutherford was rushed late yesterday to a Los Angeles hospital where she gave birth to bouncing baby girl, reports Radar. The newborn will join big brother Hermes, 2. The new arrival comes just as Kelly is divorcing the kids' pop, business tycoon Daniel Giersch, for... More »

Octomom: 'I Screwed Up My Life, Kids'

But 'I'll just have to retend I didn't,' says Suleman

(Newser) - Octomom Nadya Suleman admitted yesterday she "screwed up" when she plotted to wrangle sperm from a boyfriend to father her 14 children. "I screwed up my life, I screwed up my kids' lives," Suleman says on RadarOnline. "What the heck am I going to do? I... More »

Octuplet Mom Loves Fame More Than Babies: Nurses

(Newser) - Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman is more interested in media attention than in her babies, charged a spokeswoman for the free nursing staff axed this week by the multiple mom. "There's only a few hours beyond the time when the cameras were rolling that she actually came into the nursery... More »

Shocked Octuplet Dad Was Furious: Nadya

Suleman reveals tantalizing hints about father of her 14 kids

(Newser) - The secret father of Nadya Suleman's octuplets was stunned and furious when he found out about her multiple pregnancy, she tells Radar. "He was speechless. He couldn't even utter a word to me," she said. "He was so angry at the doctor. He said, 'Doesn't that doctor... More »

House Mess Blocks Octuplet Homecoming

Disappointed inspectors come up with list of necessary work

(Newser) - Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman has been given a list of work that must be done on her new four-bedroom home before her babies can leave the hospital, said disappointed inspectors from Kaiser Permanente, reports Radar. The news was a major setback for the hoped-for homecoming this week for two of... More »

Adoption May Be Option for Octuplets: Grandma

Grandmother wants her life back

(Newser) - Adoption may be an option for Nadya Suleman's octuplets if she can't care for them properly, her mom revealed in an interview with The Insider. "If I could see that she would not be able to take of them financially, I would opt for this," said Angela Suleman,... More »

Octuplets' Mom Offers First Look at Kids

Suleman: 'This is my choice'

(Newser) - Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman gave the Today show the first look at her babies—while maintaining that she can handle raising 14 children, MSNBC reports. “This is my choice, to be a single parent,” said Suleman. “I will do the best I possibly can. And in my... More »

Congress Is Ready to Accept a Single Mom

Rep. Sanchez's pregnancy shouldn't make waves in DC

(Newser) - Rep. Linda Sanchez worries Washington may frown on her pregnancy because she isn’t married, but Patt Morrison, in the Los Angeles Times, thinks things have changed. “Twenty years ago, it simply wouldn't have been possible—pregnant, single and a member of Congress? Oh, the scandal! But the culture... More »

Single Men Seek Fatherhood, Partner Optional

Unattached males are choosing solo parenthood over childless lives

(Newser) - The ranks of do-it-alone dads are increasing, and many of these men are becoming single fathers by choice, reports the New York Times. There are no specific statistics, but evidence suggests that both gay and straight single men are increasingly seeking fatherhood. “I absolutely would want a partner, but... More »

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