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'Emotionally Devastating' IVF Is Even More So for Single Women

Alicia Lombardini advocates in the 'NYT' to ease logistical, financial obstacles for moms on their own

(Newser) - Alicia Lombardini became a mother right before the pandemic hit, and she's now the proud mom of an 18-month-old son. But hers wasn't a typical or easy journey to motherhood, and she's hoping maybe someday it will be for single moms like herself, she writes in the...

Former NFLer Donates 173rd Home: This Is 'Therapy'

Warrick Dunn's mom was killed when he was 18; his mission has been to help single parents

(Newser) - After struggling through some recent hard times that led her to move back in with her mother, LaToya Reed and her 18-year-old son, AnTrez, received a most welcome gift on Tuesday: a fully furnished two-bedroom home in St. Petersburg, Fla. The house offering was thanks to a partnership between Habitat...

Good News for Moms Who Opt to Raise Kids Alone
No, Young Kids
Don't Need a Father
NEW STUDY

No, Young Kids Don't Need a Father

No difference in well-being of kids of single moms by choice, heterosexual couples: study

(Newser) - Ladies considering becoming single mothers may get a confidence boost from a new study out of the Netherlands, which has found no difference in the well-being of young children raised by women who chose to become pregnant without a partner and those from more traditional households. With fertility treatments for...

Single Mom Faces Jail for Selling Food on Facebook

Mariza Ruelas belongs to a food group on the site

(Newser) - When California single mother of six Mariza Ruelas joined the Facebook group 209 Food Spot a few years ago, she and other members would exchange recipes, meet for potlucks, and sometimes swap or sell their dishes among members. So Ruelas said yes when a member of the group asked to...

Why This Single Mom Dressed Up Like a Dad

'I wasn't about to let him miss out,' Texas' Yevette Vasquez says

(Newser) - A Texas mom stepped up to the plate (complete with a Texas Rangers baseball cap) for her son last week in the most heartwarming way. Fox 4 reports that Yevette Vasquez was dropping her son Elijah off at Fort Worth's Sue Crouch Intermediate School Thursday morning when she remarked...

Single Mom Thrown in Jail for Overgrown Lawn

Ebony Conner's 5 kids waited at their Illinois home while she cleared things up

(Newser) - An Illinois woman with five kids was arrested July 7 and briefly thrown in jail for an offense that the town of Cahokia obviously feels strongly about: not mowing her lawn, the Week reports. Single mom Ebony Conner tells KMOV she was verbally warned by a municipal code-enforcement officer back...

Pregnant Teacher's Body Found After Alleged School Affair

Arrested assistant principal Robert Marks has yet to talk

(Newser) - A married middle school assistant principal has been arrested in the murder of a pregnant teacher with whom he was allegedly carrying on an affair in a case that's shaken Baton Rouge, La. Instructional specialist Lyntell Washington, 40, was seven months pregnant and the single mom to a 3-year-old...

CDC: This Is America's Most Sleep-Deprived Group
CDC: This Is America's
Most Sleep-Deprived Group
NEW STUDY

CDC: This Is America's Most Sleep-Deprived Group

Half of single moms and 42% of single dads say they don't feel rested most mornings

(Newser) - Sleep problems are widespread in the US, affecting adults and kids alike, but a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that single moms not only sleep less than any other demographic, they also have a harder time falling and staying asleep and they are more...

Single Mom Returns Wallet With $1K
Single Mom Returns
Wallet With $1K

Single Mom Returns Wallet With $1K

Fargo woman said, 'God is really testing me today'

(Newser) - A single mother in Fargo says she hoped to set an example for her 7-year-old daughter when she returned a wallet containing $1,000 that the two found while running errands. Sadie Hill and her daughter, Adalee, found the wallet earlier this week in a parking lot. Hill said she...

Mom's the 'Breadwinner' for 40% of US Families

But in many cases, it's because she's a struggling single parent

(Newser) - You kids had better respect your moms: In a skyrocketing number of American homes, she's the one putting food on the table as stay-at-home moms become things of the past. Women are now the primary or only income source for 40% of US households with kids, according to a...

First Lady Calls Herself 'Busy Single Mother'

Michelle Obama quickly corrects herself in TV interview

(Newser) - A Vermont TV station's interview with the first lady is getting lots of attention for unintended reasons, notes Mediaite . In the course of talking about the demands on busy parents, Michelle Obama slipped up and referred to herself as a "busy single mother" before quickly correcting herself. The...

Only Tip on $138 Meal: 'Single Mom, Sorry'
 Only Tip on $138 Meal:
 'Single Mom, Sorry'
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Only Tip on $138 Meal: 'Single Mom, Sorry'

Incident, real or not, sparks a firestorm on Reddit

(Newser) - Here's a tip for bad tippers: Don't make lame excuses. That's a lesson one woman may be learning after allegedly leaving no tip on a $138 bill at a restaurant, and instead writing on the bill, "Sorry, single mom." As if that weren't bad...

Most Babies to Young Moms Born Out of Wedlock

More than half of births for women under 30 occur outside marriage: NYT

(Newser) - Out-of-wedlock births have been rising in the United States for 50 years, but now they've crossed a big threshold—more than half of all the babies born to women under 30 are born outside of marriage, reports the New York Times . While 59% of babies overall are born to...

Huckabee: I Didn't 'Attack' Natalie Portman

He's just very happy about her pending nuptials

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee will have you know that he didn't diss Natalie Portman's out-of-wedlock pregnancy— contrary to what you might have read in the "Hollywood media" —nor, for that matter, "did I criticize the hardworking single mothers in our country," reports Politico. He is, however, really glad...

New Moms, Don't Quit Your Jobs
New Moms, Don't
Quit Your Jobs
OPINION

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...

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...

Fake 'Obama Mom' Ads Dupe Students
Fake 'Obama Mom' Ads
Dupe Students
investigation

Fake 'Obama Mom' Ads Dupe Students

They're similar to ploys used to hawk subprime loans

(Newser) - Pro Publica sheds light on a particularly scummy practice all the rage on the Internet designed to sucker low-income single mothers: So-called "Obama mom" ads are springing up all over promising mothers that the president wants them to return to school so badly he's created special federal loans...

Scott Brown: From Latchkey Kid to Male Model to Senator

His story is 'part Horatio Alger, part Zoolander'

(Newser) - One look at Scott Brown’s past, Frank Bruni writes, and you can see that “he’s indisputably self-made” with a “background that’s part Horatio Alger, part Zoolander.” Sure, the “famous truck” was purchased “not so he could haul lumber” but to haul his...

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...

Army Charges Single Mom for Going AWOL

She faces prison time for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan

(Newser) - The Army has filed court-martial charges against Alexis Hutchinson, an Army cook who refused to deploy to Afghanistan because she couldn't find anyone to look after her 1-year-old son. Hutchinson, 21, is charged with "missing movement" and absence without leave, among other things, reports the Savannah Morning News . Missing...

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