Single Parenting Insanity House is raising the collective voice of the Single Parent community for social, economic, and political change. Single parent households represent more than one third of the family systems in this country, and are raising 20 million children. We are the largest and fastest growing family system in this country, yet we remain the most under-represented within social, economic, political, and legal systems. – Help, support and tips for single parents – Comprehensive website for single parents 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

What’s in a Name?

Actually quite a lot, since 7 billion of us have one which means 7 billion of us have a mother! The story of the human family is compelling.  We come in different shapes, sizes, colors and hail from six continents and according to the  Summer Institute of Linguistics, a detailed classified list published in 2009 in the authoritative guide Ethnologue (published by SIL International), includes over 6,909 distinct languages, but does not include the hundreds of thousands of dialects spoken within regions and countries.  ... 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

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?

  Well this has been the question of all time!  The brunt of many jokes.  Either one would suffice for whatever came first – but then, maybe it was NOAH that had the chickens who laid the first golden eggs.  Speaking of eggs, I had no idea they come in so many colors on organic farms and speaking of eggs -  its Springtime…thank goodness for that.  For those of us who live in the upper Eastern states or the Nordic lands we ... Read more


  An 18-year old sex trafficking victim, she was brought to IWH by the FBI. Florencia was rescued during a major sting operation in Gwinnett County. She had been smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico and was told she would be working in a factory. Coming from a poor village, she saw an opportunity to make money to send back to her impoverished family. Upon arriving into the U.S. she was forced to live with 12 other women who had been smuggled ... Read more


Originally from India, Suma was in an arranged marriage and met her husband for the first time on their wedding day. Within three weeks of the marriage, she was being verbally and emotionally abused. Her husband told her she was ugly and should be grateful somebody married her. He had received a substantial dowry from her wealthy family to marry her. Suma was an educated woman who had been a history professor. She came to the U.S. on a fiancée visa ... Read more

Pandemic effects of education for girls.

Our work in supporting the global issues of children is essential because it will take all of us working with our unique capacities to solve the extremely difficult challenges ahead. Hidden Choices is dedicated to the empowerment of all children, boys and girls, through the challenges of supporting educational programs to impact change in a world marred by long standing discrimination. Experts from all sectors are weighing in on the long lasting impact upon nations. One of Nigeria’s leading economists and ... Read more

Education is a human right and is cited in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

What can we do to help our young people over the globe succeed. Many girls do not attend school because: of the lack of schools domestic or child labor general view that girls should not be educated limited access to educational sectors extreme poverty Women represent 70% of the world’s 1.3 b people living in extreme poverty Half of the women over 25  yrs old have never been to school ( Girls Global Education Fund) Less than half of the world’s poorest who are 15 and older have had enough ... Read more

Poverty Alleviation

  In October 2013, I had the privilege of attending Opportunity Collaboration, an annual summit event in Mexico that deals with a subject that is very close to my heart.  The summit gathered together amazing people: thought leaders, corporate innovators, academicians and NGO’s to deal with the paramount challenges of the 21st Century all focused on three pressing dimensions of poverty alleviation and sustainability:  food, water and human care. Clearly these are critical to the future of humanity. Right now, about one in ... Read more
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