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What do you do if you are sued for custody of your children? If a friendly breakup turns ugly? If your kids' other parent disappears with them? If you suddenly have to sue for custody yourself?

Few life-crises are as emotionally taxing as a custody battle, so we asked family law attorney Linda French to walk us through the scary first... Find Out More

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

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

My Job by wonderwall

Out of the blue, in the beginning of my second trimester, I received a phone call.

“I just wanted to warn you,” she said. “My mom sent you an email. I told her it was horrible, but she sent it anyway.”

The woman sending the email was the mother of two; one my closest ‘pregnancy buddy’... Find Out More

When I sat in my bathroom looking at the pregnancy test, all my worst fears were realized. Two pink lines stared back at me. I was numb.

The next few weeks were filled with conflicting emotions about the pregnancy. The things I knew about unwed young mothers weren’t good things. I knew how I looked upon girls I knew that got... Find Out More

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