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My Child, My Choice

Today's writer, Emily Mayes, talks about a situation that we all face -- the time when our choices for our families clash with those around us. After you read through her story, think about your own parenting choice conflicts. Is it with a grandparent? A sibling? A friend? And then,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 14, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (98)

Lessons From a Single Mom

Recently, I spoke to Ponscella (Ponnie) Cousins, a 55-year-old single mom of two daughters, ages 33 and 15. She lives in Philadelphia. Here's what she shared: My daughter was born 33 years ago. I did everything more traditional. I worked full-time. My daughter had before-school and after-school care. She was...

By Stacey Garfinkle | December 16, 2008; 07:40 AM ET | Comments (77)


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