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Life With Eliza Grace

I blog about life as a single mother by choice of a micro preemie with special needs and our adventures in the Big Apple and the tiny island of Saba.

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Anne Richter

There seems to an annual tradition of articles debating whether or not it is best for moms to work or stay at home with their children. Many of these debates quickly degrade to a competition of which mom is better, the one who stays at home or the one who pursues a career. If you are the single mother to a child with special needs you are more likely to have to work because if the additional costs of the endless co-pays for hundreds of doctor visits, medications, medical equipment, thousands of hours of therapies and the endless list of things your insurer thinks are uncovered or unnecessary. So perhaps before denigrating a working single mother, think about what you know, even in its most basic form, about the family unit before you chastise that mother for working and realize that this decision may not have been a choice, but the only option to be able to provide for her child.
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