Magazine article Working Mother

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Magazine article Working Mother

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I grew up with a single mom. we lived in a small town with no afterschool programs, where the only buses were yellow and where, for a long time, my mom seemed to be the only working mother and possibly the only single one. (mind you, i was little, so what did i know?)

these days, when i have public transportation and my school's incredible aftercare offerings to lean on, i still get worn out. And i have a partner at home. there are moments when i think, How could I ever get this all done by myself ?

But if i'm totally honest, there are also days when i think what life might be like as a single parent. From my completely unscientific sample of pals, life can seem a bit simpler from the outside when there's no other adult to negotiate with. want to spend the day ice-skating with your daughter? go ahead! (i'm looking at you, Faye.) is the boy with Dad this weekend? girls' night! (that's you, trisha.)

of course, the stresses of single parenthood are many. …

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