it was like playing tug of war with my old and new selves.
The "World of Dance" star, who poses nude on the cover of Women's Health, says being a parent doesn't mean she's left her "sexuality at the door."
I was determined to eliminate the possibility of ever being told by a judge that I was not allowed to protect my child from an abuser.
The arrangement goes beyond just roommates. We’re genuinely leaning on each other.
I use the term single-mother-by-choice because it disrupts dominant narratives about motherhood and about who can be mothers on their own terms.
On the other hand, child support is an obligation of both parents. How much parents are required to contribute is either
The 2016 election cycle in the United States has been protracted, hostile, and ranged from merely discordant to bizarre. The level of xenophobia, misogyny, and racial hatred so openly expressed without conscience is utterly breathtaking. It is all reminiscent of the paralyzing terror that African Americans endured for a century following the abrupt end of the Reconstruction Era in the late 1800s.
Ten years ago, I started a new chapter in my life with two children aged seven and 12, two months of outstanding mortgage payments, an empty refrigerator, and $120. My marriage was over, and I began traveling the long, cracked path toward divorce.
"I just want one that me and my mom can be happy in."
"It made me way more happy than it did her."
The main point, clearly, is that LARCs are an effective anti-poverty tool. When young women are given access to long acting reversible contraceptives, they are able to choose when to get pregnant, able to exert more control over their own lives, able to reduce the incidence of single motherhood, and therefore almost certainly able to alleviate the stubborn poverty that now afflicts so many families headed by single women.
I am just about finished reading Shonda Rhimes' book, The Year of Yes. And from this day forward, it will be my personal manifesto. In fact, I think it should be required reading for young women, grown women, mothers, and future mothers. In short, if you have two X chromosomes (which would make you a bona fide female), you need this book in your life.