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Gayle S. struggles with whether to put her 15-year-old daughter on the birth control pill. It’s not that she wants her daughter to be sexually active, it's that, as she explains, it's better to be safe than sorry. But is that the only reason?
There are few moments as heart-wrenching as when your teen tells you he wants to live with his dad. But how you respond is what really matters. Here, Circle of Moms members share a few things that ease the transition — and the pain.
Circle of Moms members who are parenting solo agree that loneliness is hands down the toughest part of single motherhood. In the spirit of helping one another to feel less isolated, our members share the five toughest parts of single parenting.
It's not easy being a single mom. But Mary M., who is raising two teens alone, says she's learned to love it. Here, she and other members describe the upside of single motherhood — the special gifts that emerge when you raise your kids alone.
Rituals and routines provide preschoolers with predictability and security, so what happens when your child has to face a new sleep schedule, school, or sibling? These five tips from Circle of Moms members will help you both make smooth transitions.