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Give Me Just One Good Reason
By Mary DuChene

Many days I get home from work and class at 3 p.m. and realize I haven’t had a chance to eat or pee since 7:30 in the morning. I pick up the mail and sometimes, if I am lucky, there’s a child support check. The last one was for $184.63. The check stub helpfully informs me that the non-... Find Out More

RIP

 

On June 11, 2005 the Girl-Mom community learned that our valued colleague Allison Crews died. 

Allison was the producer of Girl-Mom for nearly five years. During that time she worked endlessly hard to build a strong, dynamic community. Through her work on the site, her accomplishment in creating the National Day to... Find Out More

Mama Needs a Lawyer! by Mary DuChene

Like it or not, the government is a party to your custody decisions and your decision to marry or divorce. Of course, it is always best if mom and dad can work it out informally and avoid the court system, but sometimes that just isn’t possible.

Fuck the Government – Talk it Out... Find Out More

When I was Garbage
by Allison Crews

Last year, when I was in 10th grade, I skipped a week of school. I was too scared, too humiliated, too sick and weak to leave my house. A week away from school earned me two weeks of "in-school suspension." Ten full school days I had to sit in a boxed-in desk, in a 6-by-20-foot room. Yellowing... Find Out More

The Department
by Valerie Vickerman Runes

“I can’t do it. Valerie, I CAN’T DO IT!”

“Yes you can Beth. It’s OK. You can do this.”

Reassuring words become a habit after a while. The right words said in the right way at the right time.

“Reach down and touch your baby’s head.”

A tentative touch. A... Find Out More

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