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College Affordability Guide

A comprehensive guide to financial aid, including federal aid, public and private loans, grants, payment plans, and more. We made sure to include information for many different types of students (undergrads, grad students, returning veterans, etc.). Read more

8 Benefits of Family Meals

Summer has ended and schools have opened for business.  I remember the daily drill after school while growing up in Texas.  A quick snack at the kitchen table and then racing out the door to find neighborhood friends, but we all knew that 5:30 was our family dinner time and we had better be near the house in order to get in, wash our hands and be seated.  Some moms had big ol’ country bells they rang and some, including mine, ... Read more

May is Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month. What can you do?

According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, nearly 3 in 10 girls will become pregnant before the age of 20. In 2012, 305,388 teens (ages 15-19) gave birth. Meanwhile, about 18% of women obtaining abortions are teenagers (i.e. about 200,000). Due to these high numbers, many people are rightly concerned about the need for education and resources for these young women. How do we prevent teen pregnancy from happening in the first place? How do we teach ... Read more

A Mother’s Day Beginning

According to, celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to ... Read more

Life Changers: Single Mom Success Stories

BY KARA MORGAN  |   STARTUP CANADA WOMEN’S INITIATIVE MANAGER When we hear the term “single mom”, it often conjures up less than stellar stereotypes of young mothers who are a strain on social resources and financially dependent on our overburdened social systems. Very rarely are single moms ever depicted as successful, self-sufficient, productive, contributing members of society. However, there are many such moms who have defied these stereotypes and in many ways turned them upside down, achieving levels of success by ... Read more

Who is the “Average” Single Parent?

The public image of the "typical" single parent is quite distorted. In fact, many Americans would be surprised to learn just how much they have in common with the average single parent. According to Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2007, released by the U.S. Census Bureau in November, 2009, there are approximately 13.7 million single parents in the United States today, and those parents are responsible for raising 21.8 million children (approximately 26% of children under 21 in the ... Read more

Dads, You Are More Important Than You Think…

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters The most important person in a young girl’s life? Her father. That’s right – and teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker has the data and clinical experience to prove it. After more than twenty years of counseling girls, she knows that fathers, more than anyone else, set the course for their daughters’ lives. Now Dr. Meeker, author of the critically acclaimed Epidemic: How Teen Sex Is Killing Our Kids, show you how to strengthen – or rebuild – ... Read more

Financing Options For Single Parents: Education, Grants, and Personal Credit

  Grants & Scholarships Looking for a job in Pre-K, Elementary and Secondary Schools? Do you need financial help as a single parent in the teaching field? There are grants and scholarships available for teachers in critical teacher shortage areas. Read More Education & Financial Aid Resources Creating a bright future for your child, we want to ensure that your future shines just as brightly by offering a variety of education programs and financial aid. Read more Credit Card Problems? Credit card problems? Call 1-800-251-CCCS. Read More Crown ... Read more

Single Parent Statistics: Single Mom

The following research provided by Insanity House® speaks strongly to the need for supporting single parent women as they build their lives, their careers, and raise their children - our nations future. Research clearly shows that a good education does not necessarily translate to economic stability for the single parent women headed household. Eliminating the burden of educational debt does help. Single Parent Women: General Stats 33% of all families in this country are single parent headed households. 85.1% of all custodial parents are ... Read more

Adoption Benefits: Top Benefits For Women & Children

Hidden Choices supports the “choice” for adoption for all the right reasons. Data and research shows that it is beneficial to both mother and child. A new study from the Family Research Council examines the implications of family, marriage, religion, community, and America’s social problems illustrated in the social science data. Dr. Patrick Fagan, a FRC Fellow, provides the hard data showing that “adoption is an act of love that has profound implications for the lives and well-being of both children and ... Read more
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